Buying your first home should be a great experience, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
You only get to buy your first home once. It’s an exciting (and at times, daunting) experience, but at Langdon Building, we’re committed to making it as seamlessly easy as possible. And with the added bonus of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG), there’s no better time to buy. First Home Buyers come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re single, married, an investor or ready to retire and downsize, buying your first home involves a lot of steps and decisions that can feel overwhelming. At Langdon, we’re on hand to make the process easy and straightforward, taking the mystery out of building your new home. The beautiful thing about building your first home is that you get to choose the features that enhance your lifestyle, and make it truly your own. At Langdon, we have a generous array of home designs that can be customised to suit your needs. You’ll find a huge selection of affordable designs and house and land packages that fit your budget, as well as our SmartBuild range, which takes the guesswork out of building.
Step One - Getting Ready to Build
Step Two - Finding the right dream home
Once you’ve got a good idea of how much you can afford to borrow, it’s time to start house hunting! You’ve probably got an idea of what your dream home looks like, or at least a list of non-negotiables. Whichever end of the spectrum you’re on, this is the time to map out everything you’d love to have, and see what fits within your budget.
Think about how many bedrooms you need—both now and in the future—as well as whether or not you’ll need multiple living spaces and bathrooms. Be sure to recognise what’s a need and what’s a want, and consider the potential resale value of your home.
A good place to start is online, looking through the various house plans available. For the budget-conscious, it’s worth taking a look at small and narrow lot floor plans, as they can be an affordable entry into the property market for first home buyers. At Langdon, we also offer our no-fuss SmartBuild range that not only takes the guesswork out of building, but is a cost-effective option.
Your home is a reflection of your lifestyle, so make sure you factor in the key elements that will make your new house a wonderful home.
Step Three - Finding the right location
You know what they say: location, location, location! While there’s no easy way to decide the right suburb to live in, there are a few considerations to keep in mind when deciding where to put down roots.
Keep your ideal lifestyle in mind, with consideration given to public transportation and how long it will take you to commute to work each day. Maybe you enjoy having a local café for weekend brunch, or a leafy park to walk the dog. Even if you don’t have kids, it’s worthwhile factoring in local schools and childcare, and the suburb demographics that may affect your insurance costs and council rates.
As a first home buyer, you may need to keep your options open for more affordable suburbs, but you’ll be surprised by the house and land packages available in new estates. It might be your first home, but it doesn’t have to be your last. Sometimes it’s worth keeping the aspirational lifestyle in mind for a few years down the track!
First Home Owners Grant
First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) is available when you buy or build your first new home. Your first new home can be a house, townhouse or similar. The amount paid for the home, that is the contract price for construction when building the home, must be $750,000 or less.
New Home Guarantee
The New Home Guarantee is an Australian Government initiative to support eligible first home buyers purchase their first home sooner. The New Home Guarantee has been extended with additional 10,000 places available from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
First Home Loan Deposit Scheme
The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is an Australian Government initiative to support eligible first home buyers purchase their first home sooner. The offer is limited to 10,000 places will be available to eligible first home buyers from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
House & Land Packages for FHB
House and Land packages are a great option for first homeowners. Rather than looking for the perfect block to fit your dream home (or the right home for your ideal block), house and land packages have been designed by experts to complement one another. You’ll also have a really clear idea upfront about the overall cost and how that fits into your budget, so you can get started sooner.
Build with SmartBuild.
SmartBuild by Langdon offers a broad choice of designs and facades, real value and a great home – fast and easy. With a range of plans, colours and upgrade options, Smart Build simplifies the building process, making it the perfect new home option for first home buyers or anyone looking for a great value new home.
First Home Buyer FAQ
How much money can I afford to borrow?
How much do I get for the First Home Owner Grant?
Does Langdon build in my area?
Are House & Land Packages a good option fo first home buyers?
What homes are best suited for First Home Buyers
Can you help me through the building process?
Take the first step towards making your dream home a reality. Contact our team below to discuss your thoughts or plans.