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Buying your first home is a big milestone, and the excitement you’ll feel will likely be matched by nerves about the whole process! The good news is that once you’ve purchased your affordable Sydney home, moving can be easy and stress-free if you plan carefully, and follow our tips below.

 Confirm Your Move Date

This is your first step once your mortgage is confirmed and contracts are complete. Once you know your moving date, everything else can fall into place around it.

Get Insured

Now you’re the proud owner of a contemporary Australian home, you’ll need full home insurance to protect your property. Shop around for a good deal that covers everything you need, and make sure to get contents insurance as well. In addition to this, you’ll need to inform your car insurance provider of your new situation.

Get Connected

You’ll need to make sure your new home is connected to utilities ready for you to move in. Arrange for gas, water and electricity first as these are of course very necessary! The next step is to sign up to providers for internet, phone and pay TV. Find out how long each of these processes will take so you can have everything ready when you move in.

Sort, Buy and Borrow

In the months and weeks before the move you should go through all your possessions and get rid of what you don’t want to take with you. At this stage you’ll also work out what furniture you have and what else you might need. Friends and relatives are likely to be able to help you out with spare furniture and essential items until you’re able to buy everything you want for your dream home. The most important thing is to make sure you have a bed and linens for the first day – you’ll be very glad of having somewhere to crash out once moving day is done!

Get Essential Appliances

Arrange for any necessary electronics such as washing machine, fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave etc. to be delivered the day after you arrive if you don’t already own them. New Living Homes offer an Essential Upgrades package to take the job of organising this off your hands by pre-installing many useful items such as dishwasher, oven and gas cooktop, range hood, microwave and more.

Get Packing

You can start packing for your move a few weeks before the big day. Anything you don’t use very often – clothes for other seasons, DVD or book collections, spare crockery and infrequently used appliances can all be packed well in advance to get them out of the way. Make sure each box is carefully labelled, so if you do suddenly need your winter coat or a special vase it won’t take forever to find it!

Plan The Day

Recruit friends and family to help with your move day, make sure children and pets are taken care of elsewhere to keep them out of the way and confirm that truck hire or removalists are ready to go. Assign tasks to everyone involved and make sure they know how the day will run. Then finally, it’s time to move into your beautiful new home!

For affordable new homes in Sydney, call New Living Homes now on 1300 189 933 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll call you back as soon as we can.


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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