Posted on March 30, 2018

Building a new home suits most people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a first home buyer or investor, an upsizer or downsizer, building has benefits that range from affordability to liveability. Here are our top five benefits of building a new home.

5 - Safer

While the days of shoddy building have been and gone, many established properties in Victoria do not meet current building standards. For instance, a third of all Aussie homes have asbestos in them, and any home built before 1990 is almost guaranteed to have asbestos inside. A new home guarantees your safety according to current building standards, and contains the latest technologies for your comfort.

4 - More Energy Efficient

Building new will give you a more energy efficient home than if you choose an established property. Not only will your appliances have great energy ratings, building new allows you to get an energy efficient design that cuts costs on cooling and heating. With a newly built home, you’ll slash your power bills while enjoying the peace of mind that you’re doing the best thing for the environment.

3 - Customisable

Buyers are drawn to a home that’s customisable. When building new, you get to choose timber flooring or carpet according to your preference, and select finishes and fittings according to your budget and taste. With JG King, you can choose from various floor plans and home styles.

2 - Cost Efficient

There are many factors that make building new an economical choice. Locking in a current market price before having to repay your loan, is a great way to reduce interest that you would have paid on a more expensive property. It also allows additional time to save while your house is being built. A new home allows you to claim tax deductions for depreciables. You won’t have to pay for repairs and maintenance for quite some time, as you are covered by builder’s warranty.

1 - First In

According to research conducted by, the main attraction for buyers is living in a home that no one else has lived in before. Building new has the appeal of being completely fresh and clean. It comes with all modern features, so you never have to worry about outdated or inefficient designs.