Building a New Home Made Easy!

Building a New Home Made Easy!

Being the sales consultant for Stroud Homes Wagga I am constantly meeting and talking to people in the market for a new home.

If it’s your first time or even second or third I have noticed that people are very stressed, nervous, confused and most of all very skeptical, four things that do not need to be experienced when making possibly the biggest investment of your life.


Why do people feel like this? Either they have been bitten before or have heard of someone who has, after all Wagga isn’t enormous.

Mainly these stresses come from the possibility of making a mistake and rather than you searching google for all the answers or just completely putting your new home off, I will tell you some of the major issues and mistakes made when building a new home!

Budget Blowouts

Black-and-white-quotes-zebraAlways compare apples with apples, as a cheap price from a builder can just be an opportunity to get you in the door and then hit you with an extras list as long as your arm.

The 3 step pricing system

  1. The price you see advertised (very cheap)Fixed-price-badge
  2. The price you are given when you inquire (a little bit more)
  3. The price on your contract the day you are called in to sign the contract (through the roof)

When I quote a home the first price is the last price, hence the black and white quoting system we use. This means no hidden costs and no hidden extras at the end of the day.

Buying on price alone

qualityThe old saying is quite true – you get what you pay for. If the price is low you can bet your boots that something else will be too. A few examples are :

  • Brandless appliances and fixtures.
  • If a builder is turning over high volumes, don’t expect them to have time to answer your questions or show attention to the quality of your home.
  • Every family starts out focused on price but ends the build focused on quality. Be smart and find the quality builder first.

Take your time but don’t wait around too long

You need to take your time when building. You need to have your ducks in a row so to speak but wait too long and sometimes that is when the stress of a build can be overwhelming and to some it’s easier to just keep renting or give up the dream which is not what you want to be doing.

There is a few things that I also recommend:

  • Being able to meet the builder (you are making a huge investment, why wouldn’t you want to meet your builder?). I have found this to be extremely helpful and productive. John the builder here at Stroud Homes is always willing to have a chat and answer those tricky questions and that can give you some real peace of mind.
  • Another tip is not coming in to the display centre in a rush, as a sales consultant I love to be able to have a chat with you, go through designs and even make changes to plans right there in front of you.


If you are in the market I highly recommend giving me a call, not so I can make a sale but so I can help! The process is hard enough and it doesn’t need to be made harder.

For an honest and educated opinion, a black and white quote and a stress free build, come into Stroud Wagga and let us build your dream home.

Toby-HarrisToby Harris
Sales Consultant
Stroud Homes Wagga Wagga
M: 0400 084 347
E: [email protected]