When it comes to purchasing a property, there are a wide range of different options available. You can begin visiting open homes and investigating neighbourhoods, or you could decide to enact your own property dreams and begin looking into building your own property. 

There is a larger degree of freedom and creative liberty when it comes to constructing your own home. You're entirely free to personalise it with any features you want, allowing you to create the ultimate living space for you and your family. 

But it's important to seek financial advice before committing to a building project. After all, it is no small feat and should be treated as such. Establishing a realistic budget to adhere to before securing a construction loan will allow you to protect yourself financially in the long run. 

Remember to factor additional and unexpected costs into your financial planning. For example, timelines for construction can be at the whims of nature, or held up due to paperwork delays. Due to the potential issues caused by these types of interruptions, it could be worth overestimating your finances rather than underestimating! 

It's worth getting in contact with a financial professional before committing to anything. Unlike traditional home loans, construction loans often take a little longer to apply for due to the added paperwork involved. Seeking expert advice and insight will help to make the experience far more streamlined for everyone involved. 

But – like any large scale financial commitment – the more planning that goes into the process, the easier it will be at the end of the day. Take your time and enjoy the process of building your dream home! 

You can contact a Smartline Mortgage Adviser on 13 14 97 for home loan advice. Or complete our call request form and we'll call you!

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