Looking to build your dream home in the Gympie region? With the beautiful bushland surrounding, Gympie is popular for families looking to capture that country lifestyle. Purchasing a house and land package might seem like a stress-free option but what are some of the pros and cons of these deals? Let’s have a look at the best house and land packages in Gympie, and whether this is the right option for you.
Home builders that are currently offering house and land packages in Gympie
Aspect Homes QLD
An award-winning, local builder specialising in custom-designed homes and has over 25 building experience in the Gympie area. Whereas many bulk builders will expect you to accept a pre-existing design left unchanged, Aspect can design your new home from scratch. Being local builders, they can know Gympie and can offer a personalised service to help you achieve your dream home. While they don’t currently have any house and land packages to available, below provides an example of the types of deals they’ve had in the past.
GJ Gardner Homes Gympie
G.J. Gardner Homes is one of the biggest builders in the country and have operated in Brisbane for over 37 years.
- Offer a wide range of modern contemporary designs
- Franchise builder – this means you need to make sure any reviews you’re reading are for your location.
- They don’t have a physical house to visit, however, you can take a virtual tour of many of their designs online.
Dixon Homes Gympie
Dixon Homes is a franchised builder with locations along the Australian East Coast. Founded in 1959, Dixon Homes has built a name for itself as an affordable alternative in the building industry.
- More affordable than other builders.
- Wide range of designs to choose from.
- Communication has received mixed reviews. Customer service can be poor
- Different locations will have different approaches.
- Finished homes sometimes fail to meet customers’ expectations.
NuTrend Homes are a builder who specialise in House and Land Packages on the Sunshine Coast.
Stroud Homes was founded by James Stroud in 2005, and they build Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. They have a display centre in Gympie.
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.
What is a house and land package?
A House and Land Package is a deal in which the purchase of the land and construction of the house are combined into one process. Most commonly available as part of a larger development plan, there will be two parties involved, usually the land developer and a builder. Due to there being two separate companies involved, you’ll need to sign two contracts, one with the construction company and the other with the land developer.
Advantages of a house and land package
Simplifies the Process
The big appeal of house and land packages is the streamlining of the building process. While this is appealing on the surface, it will come at the cost of choice and flexibility.
You’ll Know the Design will suit the block of land.
One of the key ways the building process will be simplified is that the builder will already have a home design in mind for the block of land. This will save you from having to decide on a house design and even on a lot of the details that go into a floorplan.
Could Be in a New, Exciting area.
A lot of house and land packages are available in a development community, so it provides you with the opportunity of being one of the first members of a new suburb. The houses will all be new, along with the facilities, though it may be a few years before all the promised features have been built.
Drawbacks of a house and land package
Smaller Lot Sizes
Land developers want to make the most of the land they have available. The best way to make more profit is to have more properties to sell, and the best way to have more properties to sell is to make the properties smaller. This will vary in different estates, for example, some are targeting those who want acreage properties. However, in most cases, estate neighbourhoods tend to be pretty cosy.
New estates are often located in outer suburban areas because that’s where the land is. There may be some growing pains as facilities like shopping centres and public transport catch up to demand.
Due to the isolated location, you may have to travel for work or entertainment, and depending on the time of day, it could be heavy traffic.
If you’re looking to resell down the line, houses that are part of an estate tend to have lower growth than other areas. This is especially true when there are future land releases still in the pipeline. That isn’t to say you can’t make a profit, you just may need to wait a while.
Is a house and land package a good choice for first home buyers?
This is one of those questions where the answer is going to depend on the person. For some first home buyers, a house and land package may seem like a great way to get their foot in the door. Other people will be more meticulous and be turned off by the idea that they’ll have less say in the building process.
It’s worth looking into a few home-building options and always remember that until you sign a contract, you can always choose to pursue a different path. It’s easy to feel like you’ve committed to something, especially when you’ve been thinking about going in a certain direction for a while. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or a bit lost, get in touch with Buildi for a free chat about your situation.
Why build in Gympie?
Due to its distance from other locations (around an hour to the Sunshine Coast or Noosa), Gympie isn’t going to be the perfect location for everyone. However, for those looking for a home in a quiet, rural small town, Gympie could be a great location. Land packages in Gympie tend to be cheaper than in other areas. Acreage will be more affordable in Gympie than in areas closer to Brisbane.
In terms of employment, there are opportunities, but the economy isn’t thriving. We’d recommend having some sort of plan for work before moving to Gympie.
Popular home design options in Gympie
Where ever you plan to build your new home, you’ll have a range of choices when it comes to home designs. Below are just some of the more popular designs in the Gympie region.
Gympie is known for its sprawling, open landscapes, with beautiful greenery and valleys. A great way to take advantage of larger land size, an acreage home design really suits the country vibe while still being luxurious. Perfect for a family living on a property or anyone who likes the idea of a hobby farm.
Single Storey Homes
Single Storey Home designs are by far the most common type built, due to their range, adaptability and more affordable options.
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