The Australian Government has recently announced HomeBuilder Grants of $25,000 for new home builds - including first home buyers. If you have been thinking of building your dream home then now could be the time to make that dream a reality. This is especially true as the new HomeBuilder Grants scheme only lasts until 31 December 2020. Early signs show that there has already been a spike in enquiries for new builds as a result of this scheme.
Here is a quick outline on who is eligible:
- a person (ie not a company or trust),
- aged 18 years or older, and
- an Australian citizen
In addition, a person (or couple) must not earn more than:
- for single person - up to $125,000
- for a couple -up to $200,000
The value of the home can be up to $750,000 and must be for a principal place of residence.
The new Homebuilder Grants also applies to renovations and extensions. The value of the renovation or extension must be between $150,000 and $750,000. In addition, the value of your existing home cannot be more than $1.5 million.
Why you Need a New Home Inspection
Remember when you build your new home, it is important the you get inspections done. By undertaking a new home inspection, you are assured that, when you move in, you won't get any nasty surprises due to poor workmanship.
Types of New Home Inspections
Usually an inspection is carried out when your builder is finished a major stage in building your new home. A slab inspection is a two stage inspection to ensure your home won't have any structural issues. A house frame inspection is done when the wall and roof frames have been completed. The pre paint inspection is performed after your home has been plastered and the internal fix has been completed.
The lock up inspection is completed when your new home has it's external cladding or brickwork complete. Finally, the pre-handover inspection is done when your house is ready to move in and a final check is made to ensure everything is up to Australian standards before you make final payment to your builder.
We always use a detailed checklist. This ensures that ALL defects are identified, as well as any non compliant issues at every stage of your new home build. This way you will know what you're buying. What is included in the checklist varies depending on the type of home inspection being undertaken.
New Home Building Inspections are an independent inspection company specialising in inspections for new and existing homes. For new homes we specialise in all stages of construction. This includes pre handover inspections, house frame inspections, lock up inspections, pre paint inspections and slab inspections. For existing home we do pre purchase inspections, pest inspections and combined building and pest inspections. We also do vendor reports and maintenance reports