When you’re buying your first home, all your focus is on the purchase price.
How much do you have as a deposit, and how much can you afford in monthly repayments? Those numbers determine your budget so you can narrow down the shortlist. Should you buy new or established? How many bedrooms can you afford?
But while owning a home is very rewarding, it does come with ongoing commitments. Rates, utilities and upkeep are all part of the price tag.
The good news is that a brand new build can save you money in the short, medium and even long term. By incorporating passive design principles, you can make it more energy efficient from the start. And because it’s all new, you won’t need to fork out for costly maintenance and repairs.
With a brand-new Carlisle Home build, you won’t need to worry about any fault or repair fees that may creep up with an established home. Pictured is Westlake.
Ask anyone who has moved into an established home and they’ll tell you the same story. Faults that you didn’t notice during the inspection suddenly come to light. The porch is sagging, or the stair carpet is torn.
Even if you’ve gone through the building report with a fine toothed comb, there’s always something. When you’ve just bought the biggest purchase of your life, even a small repair can hit the hip pocket hard.
With a brand new house when you build with Carlisle Homes, you have three months after settlement to spot any problems. And because all of your appliances are brand new, they come under warranty. No worries about moving in and having to replace the dishwasher here!
Through energy efficient design principled and fixtures, Carlisle homes are cleverly built to reduce the running costs of your home. Pictured is Edgewood.
Reduced running costs
Home repairs aren’t the only ongoing cost you’ll take on when you become a homeowner. Running costs can also make a sizeable dent in the budget. The average electricity bill for a household in Victoria is $1,490 or $125 per month. Add gas on top of that, plus water bills, and it can start to add up.
This is where a new build can really save you money. By incorporating energy efficient design principles and fixtures into your build, you can significantly reduce the running costs.
A brand new build allows you to incorporate the latest sustainable materials, features and fixtures into your home’s design to make it more energy-efficient, such thermal and acoustic insulation and window placement to maximise natural light. Pictured is Sterling.
A new home means you know what your costs will be, right up front. Carlisle’s fixed price home and land packages mean no hidden expenses so you can budget with confidence. And when you move in, you can do so in the knowledge that you won’t be facing extra expenses any time soon.