• Selecting land for your home  
      
    Make the time to visit Osprey Waters and experience the many benefits of living in this peaceful community along side the estuary. While you’re there, your Mirvac sales consultant will answer all of your questions and help you select a homesite that suits your lifestyle and budget.  
      
    Titled or untitled land  
      
    Put simply, a land title is a legal document that specifies the legal description and owner of a piece of land. If the homesite you select at Osprey Waters is untitled, our Mirvac sales consultant will let you know when the title is due to be issued so settlement can take place.   

    Choosing a settlement agent/solicitor 
     
      
    Settlement is the process by which the land title is transferred into your name. The process can be complex and time consuming, so you’ll need to choose a settlement agent/solicitor to take care of all the necessary paperwork.  
      
    Purchasing land for your home  
      
    In order to purchase your preferred homesite at Osprey Waters, you’ll need to complete an offer and acceptance contract with your Mirvac sales consultant. At this point, please bring along your finance pre-approval letter, settlement agent’s details and a $1,000 deposit that will be held in trust until settlement.  

    Choosing a builder  
      
    Choosing a builder and home design is one of the most exciting parts of the buying process. When comparing builders and designs, make sure you take into consideration the dimensions and orientation of your homesite as well as the design guidelines for Osprey Waters.  
      
    If you prefer to take the guesswork out of building, you can choose from a range of house and land packages that have been designed to complement this unique community.

     

    For more information and to help you get on your way, view our first home buyers brochure below.



    Tips for Buying Land

    Before buying your first block of land, it is important to make sure you have all the right information for your needs.

    Mirvac offers tips and advice on buying land, what to look for when buying, and providing you a homebuyers checklist - just follow these simple step by step guide to assist your home buying experience!

     

    HOW TO GET STARTED

    Set up your finances first - it is important to speak to someone with expertise in financing. First homebuyers should seek the assistance of a reputable, independent mortgage broker or a bank. They will show you:

    1)  How much deposit you will require to purchase your new land. 
    2)  How can you apply for Government grants and what you may be entitled to. 
    3)  How much you can comfortably borrow, and what your repayments will be. 
    4)  Which lenders are offering the best loan package for you. 
    5)  How can you arrange for your home loan to be pre-approved. 
    6)  How much you will need for all the extras like stamp duty, legal fees, etc.


    HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LAND

    There are key questions you need to answer before choosing the right block of land:

    1)  How conveniently is it located to amenities? 
    2)  Is the location in a sustainable community with established trees and public open space? 
    3)  Will the home design fit on the land I have chosen considering setbacks and easements?       
    4)  How close are you to public transport or major transport links? 
    5)  Where are the closest schools and child-care centres? 
    6)  Where is the local supermarket or shopping centres? 
    7)  Is the homesite serviced by good broadband services?

    THINGS TO CONSIDER

    It is important to have a good idea of your budget before you start, so that you can start planning your dream home while staying within budget. Ask yourself these questions:

    1)  Does the home design fit on the land I have chosen? 
    2)  Will the design meet all local government planning rules and the developer's design guidelines? 
    3)  Is it the best environmentally friendly design for energy efficiency and air-flow? 
    4)  How many bedrooms do you need? What about the kitchen and living areas? 
    5)  Do you need to cater for a growing family? 
    6)  What are the things to must have in a new home and things you could compromise on to stay within budget?

      HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUILDER

      Reputation is everything - do your research and find out as much as you can about the builder you're considering.

      • Take a look through the builder's display homes
      • Look at the number of designs offered by the builder and whether it suits your needs
      • Read through online reviews
      • What are their customers saying
      • Check that the builders hold a license


      BUYING OFF THE PLAN

      Buying off the plan can have great benefits, it allows you to customise the house designs to suit your family needs, put your own style into the home, and your choice of colours and finishes - something you can't do with an established home!

      Considered these advantages:

      • Many builders use Computer Generated Images to create visual depictions of a home to show you how it will look when the home is finished.
      • Enhanced floorplans help to further convey the room sizes, and can assist in the planning of furnishing and styling your new home.
      • Buying off the plan will generally involve an extended settlement period giving purchasers the time to get financial affairs in order.
      • Gives purchasers the opportunity to secure a property at today's market price.
      • Offers a greater selection of home designs available for your budget.
      • The flexibility to choose preferred colour schemes and options.

       

      For more information and to help you get on your way, view our first home buyers brochure here.

      Download Mirvac's First Home Buyers Brochure


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