Affordable housing does not mean cheap
Let’s face it: Designing and building a new home, addition, or renovation is challenging. And creating it at an affordable price can be even more challenging!
The key to creating an affordable home is Proper Planning. The more time you spend defining your goals, figuring out exactly what you want, how you want it built, and where you want it, the more you’ll be able to make cost-effective and smart decisions throughout the entire process.
Why Listen to Us?
For a start we have been building in Canberra for 40 years – this means we have the experience, the knowledge and resources to help you achieve your new home at the right price.
Secondly, we are one of the most experienced affordable home specialist builders in Canberra. We have designed and built hundreds of entry level and affordable homes in Canberra. This includes being selected to partner with the ACT Government to deliver housing under the Affordable Housing Guidelines. Many of our homes have won Master Builder’s awards for their design and quality…all while ensuring they are delivered at an affordable price.
What does ‘affordable’ actually mean?
In reality it means different things to different people…what’s affordable for one person may not be for another. For us it means providing the home you want at a price you can afford. So, the answer depends on what you are trying to achieve:
For some it is getting into the market – First Home Buyer.
For some it is downsizing so you can spend your money on other things – Downsizers
For some it is a life change – financial circumstances may have changed and you are looking to remove the stress of an excessive mortgage and simplify your life.
Whatever your motivation, we want to help you achieve your goal…and the first step is always the same…PLAN…develop a clear understanding of what you want to achieve, when you want to achieve it and what you want to spend. Preparing and planning are the most crucial things you can do to successfully achieve your goals. Take your time if you can…it will certainly pay off in the long run.
First Home Buyers
For many first home buyers this whole thing is very daunting. There are banks, brokers, real estate agents, auctions, builders, house plans, valuers, paperwork…and that’s before you even start building. It is not an easy process and there are many options to consider when jumping into the market. Don’t let this stop you…you do not want to look back in 5 or 10 years and say “I wish I had of stuck with it…my house would be worth double now…”! Get the help you need and get into the market. It is always a good time to buy if you do not stretch yourself and you make the right choices. For first home buyers there are always great incentives to assist you on your way. Contact us and we can assist you to start your journey, advise you of the many options available and make sure you take advantage of any Government incentives or affordable housing schemes.
Downsizing is a term that is generally attached to older persons looking to take some equity out of their home and turn it into cash by selling up and buying a smaller more affordable home…but this can apply to anyone of any age who is looking to decrease their cost of living. Downsizing to a smaller house, townhouse or apartment is a great way to not only minimise your mortgage, but if done right can also result in reduction of your bills, lessen the time and money spent on maintenance and benefit the environment through more sustainable living.
There are a number of ways we can assist you in achieving your goals…it all depends on what you are trying to achieve. We have beautifully designed and located units and townhouses for sale; house and land packages in Canberra’s best new suburbs; or you could consider a knock down rebuild on your existing block of land – we may be able to provide additional accommodation by way of a dual occupancy, additional residence or just a more compact, modern and sustainable home on your existing block.
Contact us for a free consultation – we are more than happy to come to you!
Life is constantly throwing curve balls which means we have to be able to move and adjust to make the best of our situation. It is important to have a strong base and a home not only offers us a sense of security, but it can help us focus on the important things in life; belonging to a community; building a family; creating wealth; having your own private space. No matter how big or small, where it is located or if it is a house, a townhouse or a unit, a place to call your own provides more than just a roof over your head. It should not create undue stress due to excessive mortgage payments or require constant and costly maintenance and be expensive to run. It should not stop you from doing all the other things that are enjoyable in life. We want your home to be the central part of your life, but not the focus. Having an affordable home is as much about your capacity to buy it, as it is about the impact it will have on your life moving forward. Getting this right is so important to living a happy and fulfilled life.