Category: First Home Buyer Tips

The Top 10 Reasons First Home Buyers Love North Harbour!

Why First Home Buyers Love North Harbour


North Harbour is now home to around 2500 residents, many of them first home buyers with young families. While there are many reasons that first home buyers choose to build a home at North Harbour, these are the top 10 reasons we’ve been given by our buyers. To find out more about buying your first home at North Harbour, click here


1 – Location: North Harbour is located in the suburb of Burpengary East which is a semi rural residential area surrounded by natural beauty. Burpengary East has local shops including IGA, butcher and bakery and a medical centre, chemist and hairdresser. It is also close to larger shopping facilities at North Lakes and Morayfield and is well placed for travel, being approximately halfway between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane with easy access to the Bruce Highway. To find out more about our location, click here


2 – Amenities: As well as shops, schools and heaps of recreation options locally, North Harbour is also home to five parks, with two more to be constructed in late 2021/ early 2022. North Harbour has high speed broadband fibre optic internet available to each home, provided by Opticomm and each home at North Harbour also has access to reticulated gas, designed to make life as easy and convenient as possible. 

Top 10 Reasons First Home Buyers Love North Harbour

3 – Community: North Harbour has a very warm and welcoming community of residents, many of whom are first home buyers. Our parks have a variety of play equipment, BBQ and picnic facilities for our residents to enjoy. We also have many Clubs, teams, groups and community groups with whom we work as partners


4 – Masterplan: As well as what is already at North Harbour, our masterplan for the future includes 1000 acres of open space and parklands, marina, business hub, school playing fields and more. Our first home buyers say that being able to buy now, knowing that the area will grow with them into the future is one of the main reasons they chose to build here. 


5 – Activities: As well as free fitness equipment, walking trails and our riverside mountain bike trail, North Harbour has regular free fitness activities every weekend: North Harbour parkrun and Sunrise Yoga in the Park. We also have regular free events for the community and our visitors to enjoy. To find out more about our events, head here


6 – Heritage: A unique part of North Harbour is our heritage. Remnants of the original European settlement of the area in the 1860s are still available to view in our Heritage Park. This riverside park has amenities, picnic and BBQ facilities, walking trails, mountain bike trail and is home to Sunrise Yoga in the Park and North Harbour parkrun. To find out more please visit our Heritage Park page


7 – Bite Markets: This outdoor dining precinct is home to 30 flavour makers from around the world. With live entertainment, kids activities, market stalls and regular events, Bite is well worth a visit. Click here to find out more. 


8 – Childcare Centre: Edge Early Learning at North Harbour is a brand new, sustainable childcare centre which is very popular with our North Harbour first home buyer families. To book a tour of find out more about Edge, please click here


9 – Affordability: North Harbour is very affordable for first home buyers, and we have several builders at North Harbour offering 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 garage Terraced Homes for sale from $371,400. These homes offer a great lock up and go lifestyle and have no body corporate or fees. Click here to find out more.  


10 – Investment in your future: Feedback from first home buyers says that buying one of the houses for sale in North Harbour is a great investment in their future.  Benefits mentioned include the future expansion of the community, the excellent, sought after location and liveability of this area, and the resulting likelihood of increase in value over time. 


House and Land

house and land

North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre and Display Village are open seven days a week, 10am-5pm, located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive. To find out more about our land for sale and house and land packages, visit our website


If you’d like to research our Display Village builders and home designs before you visit, we have plenty of information about all the builders at North Harbour including contact details on our website. All of the display homes at North Harbour are included, with walk through online tours and an interactive map of the Display Village. Please click here to visit our Display Village website section which has comprehensive information about all our display homes. We do suggest calling ahead to avoid disappointment if you are keen to visit a particular display, as opening times may vary.  


Our 11 Display Village builders are: 


  • Bold Living, showcasing their designs the Sophia M and Athena 349.
  • Burbank Homes has two homes on display at North Harbour, the Phoenix 321 and the Ciera 242.
  • Coral Homes has three homes on display, the Hamptons inspired Lisbon 31, the Milan 27 and the Noosa 25 MKII. 
  • Hallmark Homes also has three home designs showcased with us, the Aspire 291, the Horizon 214 and the Edge 217.
  • Homes by CMA has two homes to explore at North Harbour, the Endeavour V4 and the Hamilton V2. 
  • Metricon Homes has three homes on display in our Display Village, the Santorini 32, the double storey Savannah 40 and the Grandview 33. Metricon also has terrace homes for sale in our north Brisbane location, for more information click here
  • Pantha Homes has one design to view at North Harbour, the Carson 257.
  • Oracle Platinum Homes: You can view two Oracle Platinum Homes at North Harbour, the double storey Montauk 317 and the Beach 296. 
  • Orbit Homes has one design to view, the Chevron 32.
  • Stylemaster Homes has three homes to view at North Harbour, the Aurora 36, the double storey WRI 346 and the Maleny 35.
  • Stroud Homes has one design showcased with us, the Wildflower 240.


To learn more about North Harbour’s Display Village, click here


We endeavour to make the business of finding your dream home at North Harbour as easy as possible. You can view latest land releaseshouse and land packages and general information on our website, and as mentioned, walk through videos of all 23 display homes at North Harbour are online here.  There is even more information about buying a new home at North Harbour through other online channels: 


  • YouTube Channel: We have over 100 videos online on our North Harbour YouTube Channel 
  • Blogs: We have over 200 informative blogs on our website 
  • Facebook: All our latest updates are posted on Facebook, Instagram and Google 


You can also contact us by phone, 07 5433 1111, or email . Our office is open 10am-5pm every day. And, if required, we can work through the buying process with you by phone, email and electronic document transfer. 

Latest Home Design Trends for 2021

Choosing a Home Design

Home Design

When you’re investing in a new home, you need to choose an exterior you love both now and one which will also stand the test of time. While many people building a brand-new home want an on-trend façade (the front of your home), you also don’t want the design details to fall out of style within the next few years or even more quickly. This takes a delicate balance of exterior design trends blended with timelessness and it is something at which our Display Village Builders excel.

Bright and Breezy

Home Design

Trending house designs for 2021 indicate that bright and airy interiors are coming into vogue, so it only makes sense that adding extra exterior windows is on-trend too. Australian home builders’ designs are already created with lifestyle and comfort in our warmer climate in mind, so in Australia this bright and airy trend translates into indoor/ outdoor living spaces where entertaining and making the most of light and breezes are factored in. Many of the Display Homes at North Harbour have stunning alfresco areas which you can view on our website here.

With conditions in 2020 meaning we spent more time in our homes and gardens than ever before, we predict that 2021 trends will reflect this lifestyle change.


An Aussie favourite exterior home design trend which is back for 2021 is the pergola. When paired with some beautiful greenery and blooms incorporating leafy shade and climbing plants, a pergola will not only provide covering for shade but takes your garden design up a notch. You can view a front pergola on the façade and an alfresco pergola in the garden of Coral Homes’ Hamptons Style Lisbon 31 at North Harbour. Again, pergolas add to the liveability of your home, allowing shady spots within the garden to transform your living space and offer the perfect location for a stay-cation! You can even add a spa, daybed, outdoor bar and BBQ to your pergola to make your home even more delightful.

Creamy White Paint

Home Design

The right shade of white paint will never go out of style. The number of shades of white available may astound you, but if you find the right shade, that works with your fixed elements, white exterior paint is timeless and classic and bang on trend for 2021. White also reflects the sun so is a great colour choice in Australia and particularly the warm climes of Queensland. Homes by CMA at North Harbour have made stunning use of the white shades colour palette in their two homes in our Display Village, click here for walkthroughs and more information.

Architectural Doors

Leading exterior designers are going on record to say that your front door should be the focal point of the façade of your home. In 2021, neutral-coloured doors in a wood tone with unique architectural designs are the ones to watch out for. Designers also predict that homeowners will be opting for wider doors and large sidelights. You can see some fabulous front doors in our 29 home Display Village at North Harbour. Bang on trend and stunning to look at, definitely a statement feature for any façade.

Swapping Curved Lines for Straight

2021 is the year of straight lines. Arched windows certainly had their time in the 90s and 2000s, and they still can look great on certain homes. However, straight-line windows can instantly give your design an on-trend look and modernize it enough to take it into the future and keep it there.

Natural Wood Accents

In 2021, natural colours and wood accents are making a comeback. So, if you’re wanting to try one trend that’s likely here to stay, we recommend finding a place on your home’s exterior to put some wood (or composite type for less maintenance). Whether it’s your front door, fence, decorations, the aforementioned pergola or some on trend furniture, find a place and embrace the wood trend.

Dark Colours

Home Design

In the last couple of years, we have seen an upswing in darker paint for home interiors as well as black fixtures and fittings in kitchens and bathrooms. And we can see why! Dark paint is dramatic and eye-catching on exteriors, particularly paired with white as a main colour. Try black window frames and accents to make your house design balanced between bang on trend and effortlessly classic.

Home Designs at North Harbour

To check out the latest home designs visit North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre and Display Village. Open seven days a week, 10am-5pm, we’re located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive, Burpengary East. The Display Village showcases 29 stunning Display Homes from 14 of Australia’s best new home builders. To find out more about living at North Harbour as well as trending house designs sign up for our email updates and find us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram (@northharbourliving).