The First Home Buyers Guide To Buying and Building

We know it can be overwhelming building your first home, but we're here to help. Whether its choosing the right block of land or securing finance, we'll guide you through the process and help make your home buying journey as smooth as possible!

It all starts with our 6 simple steps. 

Step 1: Finance

You've got your deposit! Now what?

Ensuring you have your finance sorted is one of the most important steps in your house purchasing journey.

Once you've saved your deposit you will need to speak to a bank or finance broker and find out how much you can borrow. They will help you with interest rates and give you advice on eligibility for any government grants. Finally, get pre-approval from your lender so you can move quickly once you’ve found the dream block.

Step 2: Where do you want to live?

Make a list of potential locations and visit the area. Get a feel for the community, the environment, and infrastructures in place.

Talk to the real estate agent or sales team about what's planned for the future for the area or the estate and what value they're adding to the area.

This initial research should make your location preference a much easier decision!

Step 3: Choosing a block that’s right for you

When choosing a lot you need to think not only about your situation now, but where you think you'll be in the future! 

Choose a lot that will fit your needs for now and into the future.

Also consider the facilities available where your chosen block is, as local facilities often add value.

As Huntlee is a master-planned community, it has a very wide range of lots available - there's sure to be something to fit your requirements and your budget. And as a brand new town, shops, entertainment, education and more will grow with you.

Step 4: The Purchase Journey

So what's next? Now you have approval and you've chosen your lot, it's time to start at your next steps - paying deposits and engaging a solicitor or conveyancer.

Not sure where to start? Trying chatting with friends or family - they may recommend someone or doing your research online.

Step 5: Selecting your builder

Here's the fun part!

Huntlee has partnered with a range of premier local and national builders to showcase a range of their designs in our Huntlee Home Display Village. Why not come out and visit us for some inspiration.

Check out the Display Village section of the website for more information.

Step 6: Moving in!

Congratulations! You are now officially part of the Huntlee community.

So what does that mean exactly? And how do you prepare for the big day? 

Things like, making sure your house and contents insurance is in place, setting up power and gas supply or even finding out what day is bin day.

Finance and Settlement

Learn more about getting a loan and the settlement process when buying land.

Read the guide

From side and rear fencing to internet connection for your home, see what else is included in your land purchase.

Living in Huntlee

Learn more about our local schools, shops, transport, and things to do.

Explore our community


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