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16 Nov 2018

Choosing the perfect block of land in Townsville

The block of land that your new home is built on, is just as important as your new home design.  It will have a significant impact on your lifestyle.  It will also have an impact on the style and size of home you can build.

As an experienced Townsville new home builder for over 30 years, Jazz Homes has built in all areas of the region. We’ve seen our beautiful town grow and expand, with new Land Developments/Estates and infrastructure. We know how to build beautiful and functional homes, whilst making the most of your block of land.

Here are our top tips to consider, when deciding where you will build your new home.

Key Considerations for choosing your Townsville Land:

  • Block Size and Frontage – this is critical to the final size of your home, width of your home and remaining usable land (for you shed, pool or kids general play area)
  • Orientation – Sun position (morning/afternoon) & prevailing breezes (summer breeze/winter breeze)
  • Land Elevation and/or Fall – elevated blocks or blocks with significant slope often require extra earthworks, which can quickly add up!
  • Soil Type & Environment (such as cyclone rating, bush fire ratings, acoustic requirements)
  • Facilities/ Amenities and services available in the area

There are many other key questions you need to ask yourself when choosing the perfect block for you and your family including:

Employment & Schools
Is the land close to where you work, or have you considered the daily drive time to get to and from work?

Are you Defence (ADF) personnel? Do you work at the Townsville Hospital or James Cook University? Do you work in the Townsville CBD?

Which Townsville schools are your children enrolled or do you have a preference for future schools?  DID YOU KNOW? That you can check if your preferred block falls within school catchment zone here: http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/maps/edmap/

Are your kids involved in sports, part time work or other social activities? Where do they attend these?

Lifestyle

Thinking about what you and your family do in your down time is an important factor also.  Would you like to be close to a children’s playground or a dog park? Do you like to access walking tracks? Does your family need a larger block – for shed, boat/caravan storage, pool?

Budget

What is your overall budget for your house and land in Townsville?

Have you discussed your preferred Townsville suburbs with your New Home Design Consultant? Have they recommended blocks to you that will take into account all of the above?

How much you do want to spend on land? What will that leave you for your home, or vice versa?
Knowing your budget is particularly useful in this area.

We’re here to help!

There are definitely quite a lot of considerations – but don’t feel overwhelmed!
We are experienced in building in Townsville and can advise you, and help you easily narrow down the perfect block for your dream home with your budget and lifestyle considered.

It’s easy – simply contact our experienced team today and book in an obligation-free appointment!

Robyn McElroy
Phone: 0400 551 901
Email: robyn@jazzhomes.com.au
Belinda Jennings
Phone: 0400 876 178
Email: belinda@jazzhomes.com.au

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