A House and Land Package is an all-in-one solution to building your dream home. It allows you to purchase a block of land and the building of your new home in one process. It also means you’re buying land with the confidence of knowing your new home will work on the block you’ve chosen.
At Clarendon, our House and Land Package Specialists source residential land from a land agent or developer. This land is then paired with the most suitable home designs from our range to suit the size, shape and aspect of the block.
An important part of the House and Land preparation process (before the package is offered for sale) is siting each home within the block and creating an accurate estimate of the building costs. This means we can create a complete fixed-price House and Land Package.
House and Land packages are a popular option for first home buyers who are new to building and want a straight forward process for creating their dream home. With a House and Land Package it’s all done for you. You get a beautiful home that’s already custom matched to suit the block. With a custom build you would have to source the right land and home separately which can be time consuming and stressful if it’s your first build.
Are there any House and Land options under $800,000? At Clarendon Homes, we usually have House and Land Package options available in the Hunter region that are under $800,000. However, most of our House and Land Packages in the North-west and South-west region of Sydney are over $1000,000. Our House and Land Package Specialists can help you find the right package to suit your budget. Get in touch here: https://www.clarendon.com.au/nsw/house-and-land
In a competitive market it can be difficult to secure the right land. Many of the best land options are offered to reputable builders before being offered to the general public. At Clarendon, our House and Land Specialists have relationships with developers to secure sought after land before it’s offered for sale. This means you will effectively “jump the queue” by choosing a House and Land Package with us.
Choosing a House and Land package with Clarendon makes it easier to budget for your dream home because you’ll get the combined price of both your build and land upfront in one fixed price. This reduces the risk of surprise costs along the way. You’ll also be given the expected time frame for building your home which makes it easier to budget if you’re renting while you build.
A House and Land Package can also be a more affordable option than buying an established home because you only pay Stamp Duty on the land. Also, you’re often buying in a newly established and growing area so prices can be more affordable. This makes it a great option if you’re on a budget.
When you choose a House and Land Package with Clarendon, we’ve already chosen the perfect home design to suit your block. All the important considerations, such as, sun orientation and driveway placement are already thought of for you. Which means all the hard work is done so you can enjoy your building journey without the stress of a custom build.
Choosing a House and Land Package also saves you months of searching for blocks of land in the right location. At Clarendon, we carefully select our House and Land Package blocks in locations that are close by to all the conveniences you need, whether that’s shops, schools or parks.
A House and Land Package can be a great investment because you know most of your costs upfront. This makes it easier to stay within your budget. House and Land Packages are often in new housing estates which can be cheaper than buying in an established area. This means you have the opportunity to buy into a newly established area before prices rise.
The main disadvantage with a House and Land Package is there are less options for customisation than you would have with a custom build. You may need to fit within the guidelines of the housing estate for home design, landscaping, fences and driveways. You can also only build in an area where a House and Land Package is being offered.
If you want complete freedom over your choice of home, a high level of customisation or you want to live in a specific location then a House and Land package may not be the right choice for you.
Clarendon Homes mainly offers House and Land Packages within new housing estates. These estates are usually in the North-West of Sydney, South-West of Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter region.
Occasionally there could be a few lots outside of a housing estate within these areas.
They are both similar but there are a few key differences.
With a House and Land Package you often have choices between a few suitable home designs. You also have the option for some design customisation. With Off-The-Plan, it’s usually a fixed design pre-determined by the Developer with limited customisation.
The other difference is, with a House and Land Package you’re buying the land before building starts which means you own the land. For finance, you may be able to take out a mortgage on the land and then a Construction Loan. You would need to discuss this with your Bank or Financial Advisor. With Off-The-Plan, you don’t physically own anything until final settlement.
When you choose a House and Land Package with Clarendon Homes, there are options for design changes. However, you won’t have the same level of flexibility as you would with a custom design.
It may also determine whether you need to go through the Tender Process instead of going straight to Contract. This can impact on your construction time frame. Your House and Land Package Specialist can explain all of your options and their impacts so you can make an informed choice.
For a House and Land Package, there are two contracts. You’ll receive a contract for your land and a separate contract for the building of your home.
Your Clarendon House and Land Package Specialist can answer any questions you have about how your contracts work.
With a House and Land Package you’ll save money on Stamp Duty. This is because Stamp Duty is payable on the land component only. If you bought an established home then you would have to pay Stamp Duty on the total purchase amount.
You’ll usually need to allow extra in your budget for additional things like landscaping, window coverings and certain upgraded floor coverings. Your House and Land Package Specialist will explain all of the inclusions upfront so you know exactly what extras you need to budget for.
At Clarendon Homes we have a wide range of beautiful House and Land packages available for sale in NSW. The main areas we cover are the North West of Sydney, South West of Sydney and Hunter region.
We are a 100% Australian owned and operated builder with over 45 years of experience. We’ve built over 30,000 homes and take pride in every home we build. At Clarendon, our homes are built with the highest quality fixtures, fittings and finishes which is why we offer a Lifetime Structural Guarantee. That all means you’re in safe hands when you choose a House and Land Package with Clarendon Homes.
No, the home isn’t already built when you buy a House and Land Package. A House and Land Package means you are buying vacant land that has been priced as a complete package to include the construction of your new home. The benefit of a House and Land Package is you have the choice of home designs which have been pre-selected to best suit the block. It also means you only pay Stamp Duty on the land because there is no house yet.
Your build time will depend on how many changes you make to the pre-selected design and your council or CDC requirements. Usually, House and Land Packages aren’t pre-approved with Council unless you’re buying into an integrated sub-division site.
When you choose a House and Land Package with Clarendon Homes, your House and Land Package Specialist will give you an estimation of build times based on your design choices and council area. You will then be guided step by step through the entire process of approvals and building.
If you have more questions about build times and council approvals, our Clarendon House and Land Package Specialists are here to help.