Thinking it’s time to get out of the city and embrace more of a country lifestyle? Jimboomba is a suburb in the Logan region with a rural vibe that might be right up your alley. Today, we’re looking at home builders in Jimboomba, providing links to our huge range of in-detail builder reviews. We’ll also take a look at house and land packages, the pros and cons of acreage home designs, and talk about bespoke home builders.
Is Jimboomba the right place for me?
Jimboomba has a family-friendly atmosphere and is best suited for those who like the rural landscaping and don’t mind being away from the city.
The median house price in Jimboomba is $768,500. The area saw a rise of 22.57% which is lower than some of Jimboomba’s neighbouring suburbs. When it comes to renting, rent p/w is around $500 on average while the average rental yield is 4.35%.
Here are some further pros and cons about Jimboomba:
- A short drive to the M1 Motorway provides easy access to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
- Chance to have your own home on acreage property.
- For acreage property, Jimboomba is one of the most affordable options in the Brisbane area
- Lack of public transportation options. May be too much trouble for anyone who doesn’t drive.
- No major shopping centres so you’ll need to travel to certain stores.
At Buildi, we help you find the right builder, save time, reduce stress and stay on budget.
How We Can Help You
Building a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. At Buildi, we’ll be there throughout the entire building process, guiding you step by step so you can avoid any pitfalls. We will help you by following these steps.
- Free Consultation – We will sit with you to understand what you are looking to accomplish.
- Due Diligence – We work with you to ensure you’re buying the right block of land at the right price without hidden problems.
- Builders tender – We will take your requirements out to the market of builders and they will bid to win your business.
- Present solutions – We will compile the top 3 options and present you with a comprehensive proposal on builders’ strengths & weaknesses along with prices and specifications.
- Contract Signing – We will work with you and your selected builder to ensure there is full transparency in what you are entering into.
- Building your home – We work closely with the builder to ensure all service levels are met and your project is on schedule.
Home Building Services
House and Land Packages – the building process
You’ve no doubt heard the term ‘house and land package’, but perhaps you’re a little hazy on what it is? A house and land package combined the buying of a block of land and the construction of the house into one single process.
The biggest selling point of house and land packages is that is a more streamlined process and you’ll have your new home in a timely manner. This may be the case if the builder’s plans are left unchanged, but there can be a lot of compromise from you in a house and land package.
Lack of Choice
The big question to ask with house and land packages is whether the streamlined process is worth the lack of choice you’ll have throughout the build. Even if you don’t imagine yourself making a lot of choices, it’s a nice option to have in your back pocket. With house and land packages, builders tend to be inflexible with any design changes. When they do allow it, it’ll come with high additional costs.
When visiting a display home, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. What you’ll need to keep in mind is that display homes aren’t 100% accurate of what is actually included in your quoted price. It’s highly recommended you speak to the sales consultant about what is included in the standard inclusions and what would cost extra.
One of the opportunities available when looking at an area like Jimboomba is the chance to buy acreage property. Living in the country is something that’s easy to get swept up in, but for those who are used to living in the city, it can be a jarring change of pace. So before you put on your outback hat and start thinking of names for your horse, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of acreage living.
Do you love the idea of being surrounded by wildlife? Does a beautiful family home surrounded by nature and bushland? Would you like the room to own various animals? If this all sounds wonderful to you, then an acreage home may just be up your alley. Though maintaining a larger property isn’t entirely stress-free, the more relaxed lifestyle is very appealing to many people.
It’s in there in the name. Acreage property provides more space for you and your family. It also means there’s no need to worry about your floorplan being too large. It’s also perfect for anyone needing space for a boat, shed, garden or whatever your heart desires.
Anyone who’s lived near a busy road knows how noisy it can be. Ditto if you live near nightclubs, restaurants or entertainment venues. With an acreage property, you’ll have peace and quiet and are also much less likely to disrupt your neighbours if you turn the telly up too loud. Be aware though, some people used to the city find the countryside to either be unnervingly quiet or noisy in a completely different way. A lot of the wildlife doesn’t keep the same hours you do.
The biggest pain of owning more land is the upkeep. Not only is it time-consuming, but it can also be expensive to buy the equipment or hire someone to mow the lawn for you. Then if there are the animals if you bought them.
Lack of Public Transport
Being away from it all means there will be some conveniences that won’t be available. Public transport may not be readily accessible, while ubers and taxis are likely to cost you more. This is obviously going to be an even bigger issue
Further away from facilities
For those who love to grab a morning coffee or eat out in the evenings, you’ll need to get used to having to go on a drive. Depending on where you are, food delivery might be close to non-existent.
Bespoke New Homes
Customisation and Personalisation.
The big appeal of a bespoke home is your chance to add your own personal touch to every element of the home design. A custom builder can provide a personalised service, especially compared to bulk builders.
Choice of materials
Typically, when building a house, you’ll be provided with some pre-approved choices when it comes to materials. With a custom build, you’re given a much wider range when it comes to tiling, cladding, paint, fixtures and features. Keep in mind some materials aren’t used often for a reason, so always take your builder’s opinions on materials on board.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Energy bills are something no one enjoys paying and we’re also all aware of how fragile the environment is, so taking steps to make your home more sustainable is a worthwhile consideration. Most builders aim for the minimum star rating when working from pre-existing designs. With a custom home, you can actively make design choices that will make your home more sustainable.
Better Fixtures and Features
Working outside the parameters set by builders can be difficult. If you want to make changes to a pre-existing design and choose your own fixtures, you’ll either be outright denied or charged a hefty amount for the change. With a bespoke builder, your choosing of fixtures is expected and won’t be met with resistance.
It’s almost inevitable that a bespoke home will take longer to build than working with a pre-existing design. With a pre-existing design, it’s tried and tested, and the builder knows most of the engineering and structural details. With your custom design, they’re starting from square one and will have to sort all these details out to make sure your home is structurally sound (take our word for it, you’ll want a house that doesn’t fall down).
Potentially More Expensive:
Custom Homes has a reputation for being more expensive than pre-existing designs, and in terms of upfront costs, this does tend to be the case. However, over the course of the build, the costs of a bespoke home don’t necessarily need to add up to a fortune. With some research and a few clever choices, you may actually find ways to save money by having a say in every step of the process.
Finding a location:
Finding a perfect block of land can take a while, and at times will feel a little disheartening. There are options at your disposal, such as a knock-down rebuild, that can help you in with acquiring a great lot. Whatever land you’re interested in, make sure you do your due diligence through soil tests to make sure you aren’t buying a lemon.
Can be more difficult for renovations
This will depend on your home, but some residential custom homes (for example, a split-level home), have a very carefully designed structure. This means renovation projects will be more difficult, if not impossible.
Difficult to Resell
If you’re looking to resell in the future, you may need to be patient with a custom home. A general rule of thumb is that the more distinct a house is, the more of an acquired taste it will be. While you and your friends may be extremely passionate about your design choices, others may lack your sophisticated taste. If you’re planning to build an investment property, you can a bespoke home builder can still be an excellent choice for the job, but maybe consider home designs that are more universal than polarising.
G.J. Gardner Homes
Summary: Your dream home
A house is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make so not take all the precautions to make sure your building journey goes smoothly. In commercial construction, simple, avoidable mistakes can cause long delays and cost customers a lot of money. That’s where Buildi is the best ally to have on your team. We know the building industry and what to look out for. We help find out clients the best local builders for their projects. Being an impartial party, we don’t work for the builders. We work for you! We’ll help make sure you get the best quality service while staying within your budget.