Searching for land is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. There is so much to consider, starting from the obvious question of ‘Where do I want to live?’, down to the nitty gritty details like ‘What block do I need to accommodate my dream home?’, and ‘Are there any developer guidelines I need to adhere to?’.
Luckily at Carlisle, our dedicated House & Land Team are the experts in all things land and building! The team regularly works with Melbourne’s leading land developers to keep their finger on the pulse regarding the most popular estates, promising new developments, best locations to live and land availability. They also specialise in understanding council and developer guidelines, to assist you in navigating the requirements.
So, before you dive into searching for that dream block, equip yourself with some basic resources recommended by our House & Land Team, to help guide your journey and avoid running into headaches down the track.
With so much to consider, we’ve put together a list of great resources to help you along the way. Featured here: Portland, Minta Estate, Berwick.
1. New Home Building Guides
We’ve developed a set of handy building guides, one for each region, as an essential place to start your search for a block of land. Each guide is full of great resources including an overview of the region, estate maps, top house & land packages, expert advice and a glossary of important terms you’ll need to understand if new to the property market.
2. Estate maps
Our House & Land Team have prepared a useful map of the most popular estates in each region. These maps have proven to be an excellent tool for new home builders to understand which estate will best suit their lifestyle. It can be easy to get caught up in the details of a specific block of land and forget to consider where an estate sits within a suburb, and the key roads and infrastructure you’ll have access to. With these maps, you can easily visualise these factors and make an informed decision about where you want to live.
Our maps are also a lifesaver when you plan a display home visit. Print a copy of your map and plan out the best route for your day shopping for your new home.
Make sure you consider the house design you want to live in and check that it can be built on your block before you purchase land. Image features the Rutherford 33 from our EasyLiving series.
3. Search for packages
At Carlisle, every house & land package you’ll find on our website is 100% fixed price. Even if you don’t end up purchasing a package directly, they are an excellent indication of the price you’ll expect to pay for your home and land, in the estate you want to live in. Our fixed prices already include developer guidelines and council requirements, so you don’t have to factor in these costs yourself.
View our current fixed price packages here.
The other key advantage to house & land packages, is that the home and land combination you see, is a guaranteed fit. Time and again we see customers select their block of land without considering the home they want to build first, and facing disappointment when they can’t build their dream home on the block they have purchased. A critical step in your search for land must be considering your floorplan at the same time to avoid disappointment.
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We also have a House & Land Package Generator tool to help you find your ideal home and land combination. Try it here!
4. Register with us
If you don’t see any packages available in the area you’d like to live in, or you’re having trouble securing a block due to limited availability, our House & Land Team can help! Thanks to longstanding relationships with leading land developers across Melbourne and Geelong, our team can provide you with access to exclusive blocks of land when they first become available. Register here and let us help you secure your perfect block!
Our dedicated House & Land Team are the experts in all things land and building!
5. Chat to our expert team
With 23 display centres spread across Melbourne’s North, West and South East, we’ve got Sales Consultants based in all the key areas you might be looking to build in. Based on location, our consultants are experts in their regions and the general land market, and are a fantastic resource to chat through your options and help you identify the best block of land for your needs. When you’re building a new home, no one expects you to be able to do it on your own. Our award-winning team assists new home buyers in their building journey every single day, so lean on their experience to guide you in making an informed decision.
Find a friendly Sales Consultant here.
Now that you’re equipped with some handy tools and expert advice from the team at Australia’s No.1 Builder, you’re ready to start the search for your perfect block of land! Find out everything you need to do here and make your dreams a reality.