Though famous for its coastal areas, the Moreton Bay region also offers plenty of rural options as well. Woodford is probably best known for its annual folk festival, but it’s also a great area for those who enjoy a country vibe and small-town atmosphere. As well as providing a general overview of the area, this blog post will take a look at house and land packages in the Woodford area. Specifically, we’ll look at which builders are in the area and provide links to our builder reviews.
Whether you’re looking for a house and land package, need to find a builder who suits your needs, or are getting ready to build you forever home, it never hurts to have an expert on your side. Buildi knows the building game inside and out and can help you avoid the pitfalls and get the most out of your building experience. If you’re ready to start your home-building journey, contact us today to discuss how we can help!
Home builders that are currently offering house and land packages in Woodford
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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.
Advantages of a house and land package
Streamlines the Building Process
While there is no such thing as a completely stress-free building experience, house and land packages are more streamlined than other options. One of the main features is there are fewer steps than in other processes.
Less Stamp Duty
Any savings you can make during the building process will be welcome. Unlike when you purchase an existing home, you’ll only need to pay stamp duty on the land component of your house and land package. This has the potential to save you a few thousand dollars.
More affordable than Buying an existing house
As strange as it sounds, buying an existing house is often more expensive than building a new house. The reason is land is where the value tends to be, an existing house will be somewhere where the property has experienced growth.
Drawbacks of a house and land package
Lack of Choice and Flexibility
Every approach will have its pros and cons and sometimes, what can be an advantage to some buyers will be a red flag to others. Case in point: The streamlined process that will seem convenient to some will feel restricted to others. Streamlining removes flexibility, such as a choice in the builder, floorplan alterations, and where you’re building. While you’ll be asked for your preferences in materials, fittings and fixtures, you’ll have to choose from a limited selection. If you have something unique or specific in mind, you’d be better of with a bespoke build.
Lower Land Value
With House and land packages, the property often doesn’t appreciate in value quickly. This is due to the land being in new areas, which is unlikely to be as valuable as more established suburbs. This means a lot of the value will be in your house which is less likely to increase in value than the land.
Limited Options in Location
If you’re considering a house and land package, you’ll have some limitations concerning where you can move. The most common place you’ll find a house and land package is in a master-planned estate.
With any building project, be sure to understand your contract and what inclusions you’ll receive. When you visit display homes, be aware not everything you see will necessarily be a standard inclusion so it’s worth your time to investigate and ask questions. Certain things like swimming pools and landscaping are never a standard inclusion, however, they’ll often be part of a display home.
Is a house and land package a good choice for first home buyers?
Everyone’s home-building journey is different and therefore, how you approach creating the right home for you will come down to your personal preferences. For some people, a house and land package is a convenient way to build a house in a nice area. Others find the streamlined nature of the process too restricting, or that the packages don’t really encapsulate what they want in a home. There isn’t a universal answer for what the best option is for first-time home buyers, so the best thing is to find the right method for you.
Why build in Woodford?
Woodford is an area with a lot of character and can have a certain appeal to those who like the more laidback lifestyle
- Great Opportunity for acreage property
- Plenty of shopping facilities, with schools and other services available.
- Beautiful surroundings
- Peaceful and safe, and plenty of parking.
- It’s quite a drive to anywhere else. Whether the benefits outweigh this will depend on who you are.
- Public transport is close to non-existent.
- Resale and rental value is not as high as in other areas, especially areas closer to the city.
- Limited medical facilities and restaurants
Median Listings price: $600,500
Weekly Rent Median: $445
Rental Yield: 3.85%
Popular home design options in Woodford
Single Storey Design
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Building a new home can be an overwhelming experience, even for those who’ve built it before. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone. Buildi works with builders, contractors and others in the construction industry day in and day out. We speak the language, know what to expect, and can see the signs when something isn’t quite right. Our goal is to give a voice to the customer, to make sure your rights are protected and that you end up with the quality home you paid for.
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