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Why build new?

Why building new could be the choice for you

Building a new home is an exciting opportunity to bring the vision of your ideal home to life. No matter how you want to live, choosing to build new gives you the flexibility to design the home to suit the lifestyle you’ve worked so hard for. Home should be your personal sanctuary, and choosing to build in a Stockland community will allow you to balance customisability with convenience and connection.

Here we unpack why building a new home could be the right choice for you.

Dream, design and build 

Wherever you may be on your journey – whether it’s your first home or new home. Whether upgrading or downsizing, the decision to build new comes with many benefits.

Starting from the ground up, you’ll be in a position to make all the decisions, end-to-end, ensuring your home is carefully and intelligently designed to meet your current and future needs.

You’ll be able to work with your builder to focus on the details most important to you, working within your set budget and timeline, to decide everything from the number of rooms to the fittings and fixtures, textures and tones.

Low maintenance living

Building a brand new, high-quality home means you can expect less maintenance when compared to an established home, and the general upkeep should be relatively minimal. You’ll also be able to enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you have the necessary builder warranties and manufacturer warranties for appliances, in case anything should go wrong.

Contemporary building standards

A new home has many advantages over an older property. Among them, contemporary building codes and standards – carefully factoring in energy ratings, temperature insulation, ventilation, structure, sound, electrical and fire safety, and more. With a heightened focus on indoor-outdoor living, new homes largely lend themselves to more space for entertainment and play.

When building new, you’ll be able to work with your builder to ensure your home design not only meets your needs but is also contemporary, with a future focus. For example, are you designing a home to meet your growing family needs? Perhaps your kids’ playroom today will be their future music room? Or will your home office need to flex for home yoga sessions?

Connected communities with convenient amenities

Older homes are often located in well-established areas with existing services and long-term residents.

New neighbourhoods not only bring new homes – they also bring new parks, schools, essential services and local businesses, from cafes to bakeries. With the pace of life getting faster, more people are looking for connected, highly liveable communities that offer great conveniences.

Sustainable living for a future focus

Sustainable building practices can be considered when choosing to build your new home, but also when choosing the community you want to live in.

Many new homes are designed with sustainability in mind, with careful consideration given to building healthy, efficient and comfortable homes with a reduced carbon footprint. When buying your ideal home, going green can also mean making a financially savvy decision with compounding benefits. The greener you go, the more you are likely to save.

At Stockland, we’re passionate about designing and developing sustainable communities, considering all facets of life, from environmental to social. Our masterplanned communities are designed to be sustainable, self-sufficient and breathable. With close proximity to retail centres, schools, parks, transport and job opportunities, this makes living in a new community that much easier compared to some older suburbs.

For those the forward-thinking homeowners keen on going one step further, find out more about our all-electric communities, from Victoria’s Oak Place to WA’s Wildflower.

New home owner government grants and concessions

To help achieve your new home ownership goal faster, there are several government grants and initiatives designed to provide financial support. You could be eligible for government housing grants or stamp duty concessions. Find out more, here.

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