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May 29, 2017
Welcome to this week’s edition of the North Harbour Blog. This week we’re showcasing some of our House Packages and discussing how to buy a House and Land Package at North Harbour.
We appreciate that the prospect of buying a house “off the plan” can be daunting, particularly if you haven’t purchased a home package before, so below is an idea of the timeline to expect and some things to bear in mind, particularly if this your first home.
First a quick recap: North Harbour is a new development located about 10 minutes north of North Lakes with good access to the Bruce Highway offering House and Land Packages in a fantastic new location. And, for those of you not familiar with the term, a “house and land package” is when the developer (us) who is selling the land, asks a builder (one of our 14 Display Village builders) to provide an example of one of their designs which would fit on the block on question. The developer and builder then package the house design and the land together into a House and Land Package.
Our community is introducing a new destination into the Moreton Bay Region, one which will take shape over the next 15 years as part of significant growth in the northern corridor. Our masterplan includes 1000 acres of open space and parklands, excellent amenities and a strong community focus. Also in the plan is a marina (subject to government approvals), environmental corridors, heritage precinct, shops, cafes, restaurants and sports fields.
North Harbour will create access to 9km of Caboolture River frontage providing residents lots of opportunities to get out in nature and enjoy our beautiful region. It really is a great place to call home.
So, you’ve looked around for House Packages in the Moreton Bay region and you’re interested in building a new home at North Harbour. What happens next?
The ideal timeline is as follows:
Step 1: Visit the North Harbour Sales Office and Display Village and review our available land for purchase. Once you have chosen your block (on its own or as part of a house and land package) we will hold it for 48 hours without deposit. After two days we will call you to confirm that you wish to proceed. If you want to go ahead, we will ask you for some further details (full names of buyers and your solicitor) to enable us to prepare the contract. An appointment is made to sign the offer to purchase in the following week when all parties are available. After the buyer/s have completed the offer to purchase, it is then signed by the Developer (us) and sent to our solicitor. At this point the $5,000 deposit is payable.
Things to note in Step 1: North Harbour as the developer sells the land (block). Once you have chosen your block you then need to choose the style of house you would like to put on there – you can do this by choosing one of our pre-approved house packages and building with one of our Display Village builders or you are free to choose a different builder. BUT any home you choose must adhere to the North Harbour design guidelines and must be suitable for your block. They can be found by clicking here. Viewing home packages will give you a clear idea of what type of house you can put on your preferred block.
House packages come with a variety of inclusions from basic requirements up to marble benchtops and top of the range cookers. Each builder offers a range of different packages to suit a range of needs and budgets.
Step 2: The purchaser has 28 days to secure finance. You will need to speak to a mortgage advisor or your chosen bank to secure finance. If finance is declined, the $5,000 deposit is fully refundable. $5,000 is held in Trust with our solicitor until settlement – which will occur 28 days after registration.
Step 3: Registration normally takes place 4 – 5 months after the release of a new stage. Registration can be delayed due to inclement weather affecting the civil works and is also subject to council approval timelines and titles office registration. Once registered, we will call the buyer to inform them of registration and they will also receive notification from their solicitor and a settlement date.
Things to note in step 3: This step is outside the control of the developer as it is subject to council approval timelines. It can be subject to delays – we do our best to mitigate any delays but it is not always possible.
Step 4: Once settled, your builder can start building your new home. Things to remember: Contact Opticomm here to get your broadband set up so you can join North Harbour’s fibre optic network and get access to Australia’s Fastest Broadband, your builder can organise for your gas to be connected to our reticulated gas system.
First Home Buyer’s Grant
If you are a First Home Buyer and buying a house and land package at North Harbour is something you’re keen to do please see us today so you can qualify for your free $20,000 towards buying your first home! We have lots of home packages available specifically for First Home Buyers here but these must end on June 30th.
House Packages at North Harbour
North Harbour’s Display Village is home to 14 local and national builders showcasing their designs in 35 beautiful show homes. As well as house packages for First Home Buyers we also offer a variety of home packages to suit everyone from large and small families, to people looking to downsize, investors and more. We are currently selling from Stage 15, the Lindquist Release, which is located adjacent to our second park (currently under construction) and the Raff Creek environmental corridor on the western side of North Harbour. For more information please visit the House and Land section of our website.
We publish new house packages on our website every week, below is a selection of what is currently available.
Lot 464 Lindquist Crescent – A Pantha Home on a 400m2 block – $441,068
4 bed (one with walk-in robe and ensuite), 2 bath, 2 car garage – includes aircon and fans throughout and stainless steel appliances
Lot 1447 Mornington Crescent – A Metricon Home on a 482m2 block – $497,007
4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car large central kitchen with butler’s pantry – includes floor coverings and stainless steel appliances
Lot 478 Milman Street – A Simonds Home on a 480m2 block – $507,304
4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage – includes stainless steel appliances and quality fittings throughout
Have a great week and remember, if you’re a First Home Buyer, the clock is ticking to get that free $20,000!
North Harbour Sales Office & 35 Home Display Village is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. For more information please contact us