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Building a Home For the First Time? What you Need to Know.

Are you a first home buyer or first time builder? Thinking that building new or buying in the Sydney market is just too darn expensive? Think again!

With new government initiatives and assistance helping newbies into the property market, that vision of stepping into a brand new home that is all yours is achievable!

With that said, a lot goes into building a home for the first time. Where do you start? What should you be looking for? Is this inclusion something that I’m actually going to care about 1 year into your new home? It can be an overwhelming experience.

At Hoot Homes, we want to help give you all the information you need before putting down that hard-earned homebuilding cash. So, let’s get into a few things that you need to know before throwing yourself into the excitement of first-time building!

First thing’s first…

Why Should I Build a New Home?

To put that question in another light: Are the benefits of building a home worth that extra effort of actually having to, you know, organise for it to be built?

Short answer, absolutely. While it’s definitely possible to get a great ready-built home, with an older home comes extra maintenance and potential renovations to be done down the track. By building new, you can choose a modern home design on trend with designer inclusions that compliments you and your lifestyle, winning! Enjoy all the fun stuff like planning your colour scheme, fittings and fixtures. Your new home is yours and yours only!

Other benefits include:

Avoiding the potential hazards and annoyances of trying to renovate an older property.

If the land you’re purchasing to build on is worth less than $300,000, you can avoid paying duty, which is a massive relief on your wallet.

You can avoid paying extra money for inclusions you might not actually need or care about. Having solid gold fittings in the bathroom may be neat and all, but you might not be quite as thrilled if that little aesthetic touch is costing you the price of a 2nd-hand car.

Many builders include a Structural Guarantee which can give you peace of mind!

Choosing a Home Builder

When researching home builders, make sure that you’re looking out for providers that are looking to help you build for the first time. Whether you are a first home buyer or building new for the first time, Hoot Homes is here to help you figure it all out! Not sure where land is available? How about finance options? Hoot is here to make it easy for you! Plus, we want to make sure your home is super special, so our designer inclusions tick all the boxes!

The Lifestyle List

The best thing about building new? Choose a home design or house and land package that is right for you and your style.

If you’ve found a fantastic home builder, then they are the first place to go when looking for a way to match your home to your lifestyle. They can talk you through available options, and give you a more comprehensive insight into your inclusions and upgrades.


Being a first-time home builder can seem pretty overwhelming. Just remember to do your research, think about what you value, and choose a builder you can trust. If you’ve got some serious questions and are not sure where to start, contact Hoot Homes today on 1300 303 100 or take a look at our amazing home designs and house and land packages.

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