For anyone interested in building in the Logan area, Yarrabilba has a lot to offer. Being a nice mid-way point between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the suburb has a lot of potential for both potential residents and those looking to invest. Today’s article is about home builders in Yarrabilba, providing links to our builder reviews.
Is Yarrabilba the right place for me?
With a major development estate in the area (the principal developer being Master Builders), Yarrabilba provides a lot of living options for those seeking a family-friendly, community environment. The vibrant community offers:
- Short, easy drive to the Gold Coast’s popular theme parks
- Close to attractions like the Mt Tamborine Wineries
- Short drive to Logan and the Gold Coast.
- Has a nice community vibe.
There are a few things to be aware of:
- Lots can be quite small and the neighbourhoods crowded.
- When we say close to a lot of places, it’s relative. For a night out, an uber ride home could be expensive to get back to Yarrabilba.
The median house price in Yarrabilba is 515,000 which is lower than other areas in the Gold Coast Region. With a growth of 28.1% over the last 12 months, there’s promise there for investors or those looking to resell down the line. Prices are rising everywhere at the moment, so this doesn’t necessarily make Yarrabilba stand out. For those looking to rent out their property, the median rent is $430pw, with a rental yield of around 4.8%.
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
This is a big variable as it will obviously depend on what you’re comparing, but the house and land packages are often more affordable than buying a pre-existing house. This is especially true when a house is located in an established or a booming suburb.
Convenience is one of the buzzwords that get thrown around when it comes to house and land packages. It is true that a house and land package is a streamlined process, with a lot of the decisions being made for you. It can make house and land packages a very tempting option for first-home buyers and those looking for a quicker build.
Lack of Choice
What some call streamlining or simplifying, others might call a lack of choice. We understand how stressful and overwhelming the building process can be, with it sometimes feeling like you have a million choices to make. However, having choices taken away from you limits your say, and is that really a plus? This is your home after all, shouldn’t you be able to make some changes if you want to?
Examples of House and Land Packages
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. Whether you’ve got specific needs or have a unique vision for your layout, a custom build can provide you with a chance to bring your ideas to life.
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. 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, you’re choosing 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. It’s like the difference between making a meal with pre-made ingredients instead of making everything from scratch. 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 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.
Display Homes – What to Look for when visiting a display home.
What do you want in a home? What are your priorities?
Before you visit display homes, it’s a great idea to have a clear idea of what you want and need in a home. Basic details like how many bedrooms you need? How many bathrooms? Would you like a double or single-storey house design? What size kitchen and living area do you need? Having an idea of what’s essential for your future home will help narrow your search when it comes to display homes, and will help save time and money.
Know Your Budget
We get that when you’re excited about building a new dream home and talking about the budget can feel like a wet blanket, but knowing your financial situation and sticking to a budget is a vital part of the process and one of the key parts of avoiding things spiralling out of control. It will help define your search to display homes that suit your budget regardless of whether it’s tight or if you’re after a luxury home.
Focus on the Fundamentals
A display home will be decked out to look as appealing as possible and it can be easy to be distracted by nice furniture, decorations, landscaping and even the neighbourhood. None of this is actually relevant to the home you’re going to build except in a very minor way. What your need to focus on is the space itself, room sizes, fixtures, and features.
Ask the sales consultant questions
The sales consultant is there for a reason, so if you’re going to the trouble of visiting a display home, you might as well get your money’s worth. It might help to have some prepared questions, such as what is included in the quoted price and what features in the display home are standard inclusions. If you have specific wants or requirements for your new home, chatting to a sales consultant can be a way of determining if a house design will meet your criteria.
Think of Display Homes As Advertisements
Remembering to think of a display home as an advertisement will help you keep a realistic perspective during your visit. There’s a lot of helpful information you can possibly gain from visiting a display home. However, it’s in your best interest to remember that everything, including what the sales consultant tells you is part of a sales pitch, which doesn’t mean they’re being dishonest, just that they’re providing a very specific perspective of things.
Yarrabilba Display Village
Australian Building Co.
Australian Building Co. is a newer builder who aims to provide an affordable option to consumers.
- Offer a Fixed price quote
- Start building in 8 weeks
- Have a range of display homes
Bella QLD Properties
Bella QLD Properties is a local family-owned builder who specialises in bespoke homes:
- Flexible with designs
- Offer Knock-down and rebuild
- Have several display homes in southeast Queensland.
Founded in 1983 in Melbourne’s west, Burbank is now building across the country including in South East Queensland.
Coral Homes is one of the big names in construction and is a real volume builder.
- It’s easy to get an idea of their craftmanship at one of their many display homes around QLD.
- A lot of designs, however, are not very customisable
- Coral will show you design plans relative to your block in the early stages and their initial quotes provide a surprising amount of detail
Domaine Homes is a new branch of Clarendon Homes, the aim of which is to bring budget house designs to consumers.
- More affordable for those on a budget
- Great sales team
- However, this great sales pitch doesn’t always lead to a good experience, as some customers have been disappointed by their experience.
Hallmark Homes are based in South-East Queensland and build around 500 homes a year.
- Specialise in narrow blocks and acreage properties.
- Good entry-level prices
- Ability to compare designs on their website
Homecorp Constructions were founded in Queensland in 2004. They focus on prestige homes and promise a more customer-focused approach. They’re in partnership with a major Japanese builder called Misawa Homes, which does indicate financial security.
We’ve yet to complete a Builder Review but will post a link here once we have.
A QLD with over 25 years of experience, they specialise in sloping blocks, custom designs and town cottages.
- They have a few display homes you can visit.
- Flexible with designs
Simonds is one of the largest builders in the country.
- The issue with a builder this size is that you’re prone to have a less personal experience with them which can lead to disappointment.
- Many have cited issues with the build quality and post-build support.
Your dream home
Our team can guide you through new builds, whether it is a knockdown rebuild project or We’ll find the builder who is the right fit for you. We’ll make sure your finished home is of exceptional quality and provide you with peace of mind during the entire building journey.