Handy Hints for Building Your First House

At Geraldton Heights Estate, we offer blocks of property for sale in our master planned communities. Then, you build your own home. We have a reputable list of builder partners who come with the highest recommendations and best track records in Geraldton. However, just giving you a list of builders doesn’t give you all of the information you need to get the most out of your new home. Here are some tips and tricks for ensuring that your new home is a great investment.

Hints for Building Your First House

Know the Costs Going In

There are a lot of costs involved in building a home. Make sure you know your total cost so that you don’t get any “surprises” later. You will need to factor in the cost of the land, the cost of the home and the cost of building. Don’t forget furnishings such as floor covering, window covering, furniture, outside features and utility connections. There are also mortgage costs, stamp duty, other various taxes and permits involved, all costing money.

Make Sure Your Land Block is Appropriate for your House

At Geraldton Heights Estate, this usually isn’t a problem because our land blocks are around 2000 square metres in area. This provides a lot more flexibility than lots in the capital cities, which tend to be a lot smaller.

Energy Efficiency

Build your home for long term energy efficiency. It helps the environment, lowers your carbon footprint and saves money on energy bills. Factors include the solar orientation of your home, the design, layout and insulation. Landscaping can also have an impact. You may want to look into having solar panels on a roof facing the sun.


Know your council regulations and make sure your home is compliant with all of them.

Turnkey Package

We recommend asking your builder about a turnkey package. This means that your home is ready to occupy; all you have to do is turn the key.

Call (08) 9301 4445 to learn more.


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