Building a home is a big financial risk isn’t it?
No. Building a home should be an exciting experience and a financially rewarding one.
Dealing with an award winning builder with a proven track record like Blueprint Homes should ally any fears and you are also covered by Housing Indemnity Insurance and an HIA Fixed Price Contract so it’s pretty clear that when you build with Blueprint you’ve made the right choice.
How much deposit do I need to build my own home?
Blueprint Homes has a team of financial advisors that can provide great finance packages. Generally you will need $2,000 to get started however, even with no savings or deposits there are packages that they can work out for you. Feel free to contact them for a no obligation assessment.
Are there advantages for First Home buyers?
Absolutely. There is a Government incentive called the First Home Owners Grant of $15,000 that can be used by first home buyers.
This amount is not available for people buying established homes. Very simply if your name hasn’t been on a home contract previously you should qualify as long as you are over 18 years old. Our financial advisors can provide all the information you need to find out if you qualify.
Do I have to pay stamp duty?
No. There is no stamp duty on new homes or new house and land packages.
Do I have to get finance before I speak with Blueprint homes about building a new home?
No. Blueprint Homes financial advisors can arrange a finance package for you. However, if you prefer to make your own finance arrangements it makes no difference to the contract price of your new Blueprint home.
I get confused about finance, government grants, stamp duty and deposits and whether I can even get finance if I have a poor credit history – is there an easy solution?
Yes. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Blueprint Homes can help you get finance (there are even special finance packages that take into account your past credit history), source land, design and build your home. We will detail all the costs involved in a simple, hassle free and easy to understand way.
Am I making any kind of commitment if I make an appointment with a Blueprint Homes consultant?
Absolutely not. During our first meeting we will share information with you and try to understand your needs and objectives. All the information we provide to you on finance, home design and land availability is given freely- there is no commitment to proceed.
Do I need to have a block of land before I appoint a builder?
No. Blueprint Homes can assist you with a block that will suit the home that best suits your lifestyle needs.
These house and land packages in Perth are becoming very popular. If you already own a block, our design consultants will ensure the home design fits the orientation of your block perfectly.
What are siteworks and do I have to pay for them?
Siteworks, sometimes called earthworks, are the costs involved to ensure the land is ready to build on.
This involves a contour survey and report of the soil and very simply leveling the land in preparation to laying the concrete slab down. Everyone building encounters sitework costs and these vary considerably. In most new land estates blocks are generally already flat, level and on a sandy base so sitework costs are low. It is only in unusual circumstances where a block is on a severe slope and with rock underneath that sitework costs rise significantly. At Blueprint Homes we frequently run ‘Fixed Siteworks’ promotions so it’s advisable to speak with a Blueprint Homes Consultant.
What are the payment stages?
There are six progress payment stages during the construction period with the first “Remainder of Deposit” invoice being issued during the Scheduling stage of your new home. The slab down, plate high, roof cover, lock up and handover claims will follow.
Please note if you qualify for a Government assisted “Keystart” loan there are only three progress payment stages being issued at plate high, lock up and practical completion.