$10,000 building grant buyers must act now

$10,000 building grant buyers must act now

Posted on Thursday, December 08 2011 at 9:53 AM

To access the Queensland Government’s $10,000 Building Boost, new homebuyers need to act now, despite the January 31 deadline, according to the Sunshine Coast building industry.

FKP’s head of Queensland development Gary Kordic said the official $10,000 Building Boost deadline for eligible buyers might be January 31, however paperwork and contract requirements actually need to commence one month prior to final sign off.

“You need to engage builders in December, not January,’’ said Aquatic Homes director Liza Sterlson.

“Most of the Sunshine Coast is in holiday mode until the first week of January and, after that, builders won’t be able to wrap up plans, undertake soil condition reports and other feasibility studies in the time available before January 31.’’

Morcraft Homes director Steve Morcombe said surveyors, engineers, draftsmen, and other necessary professionals would need to be booked before the end of December to meet the January deadline.

He said the current period would also be the most affordable time to buy before the carbon tax adds further cost to building a house.

“You haven’t been able to build cheaper than right now, and the current window of opportunity is only going to last a very short time,’’ said Sterlson.
“The price of land is very low and builders can’t go any cheaper.’’

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