How to Build your First Home with Start Point
Building your first home might seem like a lot of hard, complicated work. You have to find the money, some land, a builder, sort out permits, hire a project manager, and the list goes on. Start Point makes this process easy and will guide you every step of the way. Our finance partner, Finsure will help you identify a loan type, related fees and the amount that best suits your financial situation.
1. Secure your finance
First check that you meet all the criteria to actually qualify for a home loan. You can talk to a Start Point consultant today to find out if you’re eligible. Next, Start Point will take you through different home finance options. You will be able to compare loans to make sure you’re getting the right rate and features. They will also guide you through different mortgage options from variable to fixed-rate loans, interest-only and investment loans and help you choose what best suits you.
2. Choose a home design
Start Point offers a range of complete ‘turnkey’ home packages that have been designed and will be built by Simonds Homes. There's a range of homes to choose from and your Start Point consultant will help you decide what best suits your budget and your lifestyle. Once you’ve chosen a package, Simonds Homes will provide details about the specifications of your home, so you know exactly what you’re getting.
3. Construction phase
Prior to building, you will be assigned a Building Supervisor, who will manage the construction of your new home. You will be kept in the loop throughout the 5 stages of the build, which include base, frame, lock-up, fixing and practical completion. The final steps will also include a quality assurance inspection, which ensures that all standards have been met along the way. Before you know it, you’ll be the proud owner of your first home.