How popular is building your own home?

Date Friday, 29 April 2016 12:00 AM

There are a number of ways that people personalise their properties - landscaping, decorating the exterior and interior or even naming the property are ways you can put your own personal stamp on it.

For you, designing your own home might be the only way to really feel like there is a special part of you ingrained into how the home flows and feels. Here at G.J. Gardner Homes, we have the style options to get your personal style into the real world.

Your very own new home design doesn't have to be a stressful process, and keeping in mind a few facts will put it into perspective. You'll need a patch of real estate first of all, and buying land without the help of tips can be a tough task.

Are Australians building their own homes, or buying?

Well, according to a report from Master Builders Australia, new buildings have been shooting up left, right and centre.

"Despite a dip in the latest building approvals, residential builders can be confident with a strong pipeline of work for 2016," said Master Builders Australia's Chief Economist Peter Jones.

It just makes sense to build your own home and cut out the competition.

More and more residential homes are required when you look at how the population of Australia is growing. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia grew by 313,200 people by September in 2015, and more recently our population has shot over the 24 million mark. With so many people looking for a place to live, doesn't it just make sense to build your own and cut out a huge amount of the competition?

What kind of land do you buy?

When it comes to actually buying your perfect patch to put your very own home from G.J. Gardner Homes on, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is where you will be buying. In a few years, will you be thinking about selling and moving on? If so, you might want to buy land in a suburb that is promising to grow in median house price so that you can take advantage of potential capital gains.

Your lifestyle also needs to be taken into account. You might prefer beachside living, or even getting out of the big city and lifting your head into some lovely fresh air. Whatever your case, don't just gravitate towards the best deal, or the most available piece of land right now. It might pay to wait a while and see what changes in the market - after all, this is where you will be spending a considerable amount of time. Make it a paradise.

Buying land doesn't have to be a stressful process. Keep in mind these land buying tips and we'll have your perfect home design waiting for you at G.J. Gardner Homes!

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