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Choosing the Right Location for Building Your New Home

Even the most beautiful new home can be ruined by a terrible location. To thoroughly enjoy buying your first home in Sydney, it’s essential to rigorously investigate the location. It can feel overwhelming with so much at stake, but with these helpful guidelines, and a clear idea of what you want, you can easily find the perfect pocket of land for building your new home.

Know The Budget

Be sure to take a long, honest look at your budget so you don’t waste time looking at suburbs you simply can’t afford. Crossing dream suburbs off the list can be a slightly painful process, but that isn’t as painful as realising you can’t pay off your land! Talk to a mortgage broker or your bank to find out exactly what you can afford in the long run before you start looking.

Once your budget is concrete, contact a local real estate agent to gain vital insight into a suburb’s market pricing. If the areas you wanted are too expensive, ask about blocks in neighbouring suburbs. You can also consider scaling down your plans and purchasing a smaller block if your desired suburbs are crucial to you.

Is the Location Convenient?

Sometimes, a low price tag on a great piece of land can be blinding. We can fail to notice that there isn’t a decent shop for 10 kilometres, the local school is falling apart or work is a two-hour drive away.

Be vigilant about these factors because you could regret building a new home in an inconvenient location, regardless of the amazing price. Make sure your workplace is easily accessible. If you have children, make sure your chosen location is nearby to quality schools.

Check out the local facilities, too. Is there a shopping centre, library, sporting club, hospital and places to eat? Transport is also very important, both for your quality of life and because it impacts the value of your home. Ideally, you want nearby public transport and easy access to a city-bound freeway.

Does It Suit Your Lifestyle?

This consideration will vary for every Sydney local so ask yourself what you and your family need to be happy. This could be a nice view, a quiet neighbourhood, or proximity to the beach or the city. Think about the things that you like to do and what you’ll make the most use of.

If you like to go shopping and eat out, don’t buy a block that is out of town; rather, look for something closer to the action. Similarly, if you want to be able to have a garden and enjoy nature, don’t buy in built-up, compacted areas.

Is the Area Safe?

There can often be an ugly truth lurking behind low land or house prices – an unsafe area. Unfortunately, some suburbs have much higher crime rates than others and this can make them unpleasant places to live. You can visit potential suburbs and go where the locals go, inspecting cafés, parks, shops and so on. If you run into locals while looking, strike up a conversation about the area. Australians are generally happy to speak honestly about the pros and cons of their suburb.

There are also other safety concerns, such as the risk of bushfire, flooding and soil movement, to name a few. Google is your handy assistant; you can usually find out the crime rate, demographics and climate by doing a simple online search. For affordable house and land packages in New South Wales without the fine print, consider planning a new home build with reputable designers.

Happy Hunting

With these guidelines in mind, searching for your new block can be a fun and rewarding experience. Just remember, there is no such thing as a perfect piece of land. New Living Homes have the expertise to help you build the perfect contemporary home in Australia, working hard to combat any pre-existing land complications.

Contact us on 1300 366 766 for more information or stop into one of our display homes to see the options available to you in any location.


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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