4 Floor Plan Mistakes To Avoid When Building A New Home In Mackay

Congratulations on making the decision to build a new home in Mackay. The future will bring with it so many firsts and be challenging, but so rewarding. When you choose the right new home builder for your Mackay investment, you’ll get to design and fit out a brand new house that includes all the elements you’ve always dreamed of.

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How To Choose A Home Builder

Homebuilding companies are capable of constructing your dream home and how to choose a home builder ought to be the foremost priority of any prospective homebuyer. Unfortunately, not all homebuilders are of the same standard and this can result in vast disparities in the quality of their service and their finished products. The better companies within the industry offer a variety of features in their service and products that are of significant benefit to you as a homebuyer. This guide serves to outline some of the more apposite features of a home building company that warrant consideration when choosing a builder to construct your ideal home.

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Kitchen Ideas For Your New Mackay Home

Your kitchen is a central hub in your house, so it’s important that the design you choose really comes to life when building your new home in Mackay. No doubt you’ve browsed through plenty of design magazines, grabbed snippets of kitchen layouts that you love from your friends’ homes and even been able to identify from your existing kitchen what simply does not work. Designing a kitchen is personal and needs to work for you, so don’t rush it. Here are a few ideas well worth considering when you are designing the kitchen space in your new home.

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Building a Granny Flat in Mackay

If you are considering building in Mackay, you’re probably already aware of the huge range of uses a granny flat can offer, not to mention the added value they can bring to your home. Dixon Homes in Mackay is Australia’s largest builder and with over 50 years’ experience in building and designing new homes , they are ready to help your granny flat get off the ground.

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Enjoying a Tropical Lifestyle In Mackay’s Hot Suburbs

Living in Mackay offers an amazing range of natural surroundings and cultural heritage. The residents love the tropical lifestyle and most importantly feel safe in the suburbs that frame this beautiful area of North Queensland. The region boasts beautiful beaches, art galleries and access to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays. If you are looking to build a new home in the area on your own block of land, or buy an off the plan development, Dixon Homes have your needs covered. Let’s take a look at the best suburbs in the region that cater for your individual budget.

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New Home Prices In Mackay – Enjoying The Natural Surrounds

New home prices in Mackay are finally within reach of families and investors. Take advantage now before Mackay house and land packages soar again. Mackay is a very vibrant and exciting area in tropical North Queensland. Dixon Homes know all about living and building new homes in the area, and most importantly have new home designs at affordable new home prices, that allow you to take advantage of the natural surroundings plus make the best use of space.

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Building a New Home in Mackay

So you’re thinking of building a new home?  If you’re considering Mackay as a place to build, you’re not alone.  Mackay is an area of growth due to its sugar cane, mining and tourism industries.  With a population of nearly 75, 000 and quieter than its northern neighbours Townsville and Cairns, Mackay’s tourism industry is still developing, which makes this a city full of opportunity.  If you’ve been waiting for the right time and place to build your new home , either off the plan or through a house and land package , read on to find out more about this very liveable city.

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Renting a home versus buying a home in Mackay

As of October 2014, the average rental price for a four-bedroom home in Mackay stands at $390.00 per week, with average 4 bedroom house prices around $400,000 (Source: RP data)

Based on a $350,000 home loan at 6.5 per cent interest, the weekly repayments would be $545.00 for a 25 year loan, and $510 per week for a 30 year loan term.

This extra $120.00 per week provides some serious thought for those who are renting anf wondering if they should buy their own home. For first home buyers who may be considering if it’s better to bite the bullet and buy their own home it’s always worth doing the crunching the numbers and determining the difference in price between renting and buying. Continue reading

What do Australians want from a new home?

When it comes to new homes, Dixon deliver the features that are most sought after. From spacious room sizes, open plan living, and quality fixtures and fittings – especially in the kitchen and bathroom – we stay up to date offering what our customers most want from a new home. We don’t do this on gut instinct though. Through industry surveys, including the recent Queensland Master Builders Association – here is what people want most from their new homes. Continue reading