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Buying a Home? 6 Tips You Must Read

Read these helpful tips before buying a home:

1. Pre-approved Loan

Do your research and compare a few different loans before you decide. Once you have been pre-approved you will know your repayments and how much you can afford to spend. You’ll also be one step ahead once you’ve chosen your new home.

2. First Home Owners Grant

Check to see if you are eligible for the First Home Owner Grant (New Homes). The NSW government is assisting first home buyers by offering a $15,000 grant. Alternatively, second home buyers may be eligible for the New Home Grant scheme which provides a grant of $5,000. Get in quick, the First Home Owner Grant is decreasing in Jan 2016 to $10,000.

3. Upfront & Ongoing Costs

Before buying a home take into consideration upfront costs that may be applicable such as stamp duty, legal fees & lenders mortgage insurance. Plus ongoing costs like land & water rates, house & contents insurance & maintenance.

4. Understand the Contract

Review the contract carefully so you completely understand the terms & conditions of the contract. Take the time to make a list of questions & make note of the answers for future reference.

5. Construction Delivery

Understand the time frames around the construction delivery and read through all the information you are given. Remember that your New Living Homes construction Supervisor and our staff are all here to answer any questions you have along the way.

6. Home & Contents Insurance

Start researching and comparing home & contents insurance. Almost all homeowners will need insurance as part of their home loan arrangements. Make sure you understand exactly the level of cover you will be receiving.

Our friends at Mortgage House offer a competitive Home Loan rate, if you would like to know more please call us on 1300 366 766.

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Building a New Living Home has given me confidence that I can easily embark on building a home rather than buying a place, and get a better house/ home rather than a small flat. But you have to choose a builder that KNOWS how to build, that builds exactly how the design dictates. A builder who can deliver what they say, when they say. A house that won’t look daggy in years to come is important too, and New Living Homes did just that. The overall investment has worked out well too, growing in value is a short period of time.


”The idea of our brand new home is still really sinking in as we never dreamt of building or ever own. A VERY big thank you to New Living Homes for giving us a brand new home! You’ve made our dreams real!”- Grevillea 4.1, Elegance Facade

L & M King

We would just like to say a massive thank you once again for all your help with the house. We moved in on the weekend and we are loving it ! So thank you for being part of the team that made our dream come true.

Belinda, Jordan Springs, Acacia 4 Urban

I love that my new home is mine!!!! There is nothing I don't love about it. The finishes are great and it is just perfect! I love showing it off to people and all of my friends and family love it and always compliment the design and workmanship.

B.M - Spring Farm  

‘’From the very beginning, our experience with New Living Homes has been nothing but amazing. From our very first meeting at Spring Farm, to the accounts team, to the pre-construction team, and our Construction Manager on site, nothing was ever an issue, or a question too stupid’’.

Rebecca & Steve - Jordan Springs 

‘’I have been extremely happy with my experience with New Living Homes and have told anyone and everyone about our build. Everything went smoothly and yes there were a few problems but our site manager sorted them out as quickly as he could.. Throughout all the build, nothing was too much trouble for our site manager’’

Debbie & Brian - Jordan Springs 

After hearing some horror stories of people building their homes we were fairly nervous to see how it would all
unfold however from the very first dealing with New Living Homes we could not fault a single thing. I would like to
give special mention to Emma from the Brooks Reach Display who was very accommodating with us pestering her
with what seemed like every week as we would be checking different things in the display home.

Tim & Kara - Flinders

My experience was excellent. This was the second house I have built in 4 years and the whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish. All of the sales team were very helpful and very responsive to each and every enquiry I had.

Damian & Lauren - Spring Farm 

Building with New Living Homes has been a pleasant and enjoyable journey so far, and we know we have Sandra to thank for this. Her customer service is second to none, and has made all the difference in building this time round. My husband and I just wanted to make sure recognition and praise was given where it is due. Thanks again for everything Sandra! We are looking forward to more builds with NLH. 

D.E, Marsden Park 

I always thought that building a house in Australia would be a nightmare like everyone told me but it was more than a pleasure as I was never troubled about anything. The process was as smooth as a butter.

Thank you guys, its because of your amazing team work, good flow of communication and the zeal to work hard to let people achieve their dreams, has gotten us what we really wanted. -

Monika & Mayur, Elara 

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