Build | 1 January 2020

New Year New Home - Let the Adventures Begin!

by Carlisle Homes

The New Year is here! Which means that if you haven’t already started thinking about your 2020 New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to get onto it!

Most of us don’t keep our resolutions past the end of January, but buying a new home is one resolution you should aim to keep!

A new year brings with it a renewed sense of optimism about the future and the sense of a fresh start. Which is why it’s the perfect opportunity to make some changes in your lifestyle and environment. If you have been thinking about buying a new house, this is the time to do so. If searching for inspiration, we have you covered. Explore our many kitchens and bathrooms on display.

So, where to start? Here are some tips to help you prepare;

  • 1. Limit your credit card spending and new purchases
    With the festive season over, the New Year is a great time to implement new habits and put a savings plan into place. Commitment to refining your spending and reducing your credit card use are good places to start.

  • 2. Find out if you’re eligible
    You may be eligible for the Victorian Government’s First Home Owner Grant (FHOG), making it easier for you to get into the property market. Find out more about the available Government grants and eligibility here

  • 3. Get pre-approved
    Finding out how much you can borrow and afford to pay back each month is critical to buying your first home. Using a loan calculator or having a no-obligation chat with an experienced loan consultant will provide you with an indication of your budget.

    To provide added peace-of-mind look for build contracts that offer fixed costs. Carlisle Homes offer a 100% fixed price guarantee including the site costs. Meaning there are no cost blowouts or surprises throughout your build, giving you complete transparency for borrowing and budgeting.

  • 4. Learn the lingo
    During this home building journey many words and phrases you hear will be new to you and this can be confusing. This is why it pays to be ‘in the know’ with house and land lingo.
  • 5. Start exploring in person and online
    There are good reasons why so many people choose house and land packages in Melbourne every year and exploring your options is a good place to start.

    Carlisle Homes are the experts in house and land, working with leading land developers to offer the best packages. What could be better than an award-winning house design on one of Melbourne’s most sought after blocks of land?

    Online search is ok but with Carlisle display homes located throughout Melbourne and regional areas, take the opportunity to view a variety of homes and styles in person.
  • 6. Do your homework
    Understanding house and land packages will put you a step ahead of other buyers and help you to secure your dream home.

Begin with 3 simple steps:

  1. Choose your block of land – where do you want to live?
  2. Choose your home design – what type of home do you want to live in?
  3. Choose your design finishes – reflect your own style and taste to make your new home uniquely yours.

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