Are house and land packages’ really a worry-free way to build your new house or are there complications to be aware of? In this blog post, we’re taking a look at the pros and cons looking at house and land packages in the Caboolture area. As well as providing some links to our Builder Reviews, we’ll be providing some advice on the huge amount of new home options out there.
Whether you’re looking for help with house and land packages or finding the right builder for you, Buildi can help! Get in touch today to find out more!
Home builders that are currently offering house and land packages in the Caboolture Area
What is a house and land package?
In a nutshell, a house and land package is a deal where you have the land contract and construction contract simultaneously. A builder and land developer will collaborate to create the deal, so while it is a simpler process, you’ll still need to sign two separate contracts.
Advantages of a house and land package
More Streamlined Process
The biggest thing that draws people into a house and land package is convenience. This is often promoted as a less stressful option or a good entry-level house, but land and house design have their own drawbacks.
Drawbacks of a house and land package
Lack of Choice
As we see it, the biggest drawback of a house and land package is the lack of choice. Unfortunately, the way these deals are made more streamlined is by removing the flexibility and choices for the customers. This doesn’t necessarily mean you still can’t build your dream home, it’ll just have to conform to a pre-existing plan.
Little or No Flexibility with Floorplans
In the same vein as the last point, house and land packages aren’t known for being flexible when it comes to floorplans. The builder will expect you to leave things left unchanged which, unfortunately, means when they do allow changes, it will be pricey.
Due to the streamlined process of a house and land deal, it’s easy for smaller details to fall through the cracks. Regardless of what approach you take to your home build,
Display Homes Can Be Misleading
Due to house and land packages being most common in large development communities, display villages often play a role in convincing home buyers in going down this path. However, display homes are designed to promote the builder and can be a little vague about what on display is a standard inclusion.
Lots are Often Small
House and land packages tend to be most common in development communities, and therefore the lots are smaller. Small lots aren’t necessarily bad, but you need to consider what needs you and your family have.
New Development can add to transport costs
When a developer builds a large development community, they need a lot of space and this tends to be found away from everything else. While this certainly has its perks, it’ll also mean you’ll probably have to drive to work. Public transport is notoriously a bit hit and miss in the first few years of a development community.
Is a house and land package a good choice for first home buyers?
Often pitched as a great option for new home buyers, the truth is whether a house and land package is the best choice for you will depend on a variety of factors. Some questions you need to ask yourself include:
- How much say do I want in the floorplan and design of my home?
- What are my needs and will the method I’ve chosen result in a house that suits my lifestyle?
- What other approaches are out there and how do they compare?
Why build in Caboolture?
A good midway point between Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, while being close to areas like Moreton Bay and Bribie Island.
It’s closer to areas like Morayfield and North Lakes. Though once known as a more rural area, it has since become more developed with estates. Your dollar is going to go a lot further in somewhere like Caboolture than it would in inner suburbs like Paddington or Ascot.
Caboolture has a mixed reputation when it comes to crime and safety. It also lacks a lot of the attractions and dining options that other areas offer, however you can travel to other locations. The job market tends to favour those in trade over those in office jobs, though it depends on the particular job. Don’t be surprised, however, if you need to travel out of town for work.
Popular Home Design Options in Caboolture
Single Storey Homes
Double Storey Homes
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.