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6 Things To Consider When Picking Where To Build

With new developments and suburbs arising all around the state (and country!), it’s not an easy choice to pick where to buy land. Whether you’re building your dream home or an investment, it’s important to carefully consider which suburb will offer you the most value. While there are many reasons that will sway a decision, here are five things to consider before closing a deal.


A selling point for most homeowners is the suburb’s proximity to everyday amenities. Shopping centres, schools, banks and hospitals are just some of the amenities that are convenient to have close by. Another factor to consider is the land’s proximity to public transport – bus stops and train stations – and even an airport! If you’re looking at purchasing land in a new suburb, it’s worth researching what the Council has planned for the area so you can know what to expect.

Growth In Value

The property market isn’t a smooth line on a graph, but certain suburbs are sure to have land that increases in value more than others. Take a look at growing suburbs versus existing suburbs and consider how much your property could be worth if you were to sell it in the future. This will differ from suburb to suburb, depending on the major amenities in the area as well as the demand in buyers. Keep in mind that the size of your land will play a big factor in its potential to grow in value.

Rental Market

If you’re building a new house as an investment, speak to professionals who can estimate what the expected rental income is. The New Edge Homes Sales Team will be able to advise on the Greenfield areas in NSW. For a second opinion, you could approach real estate agents in the area and get a comparison for what other properties are on the market. Even if your new build is your forever home, it’s a good idea to look into this research anyway to know your property’s potential.

Nearby Suburbs

You want to be sure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck. If you’re seriously considering one particular area, take a look at its surrounding suburbs too. It could surprise you and show a major price difference or that a larger lot may be available for a similar price. On the contrary, you may find that the nearby suburbs aren’t as family-friendly as you’d hoped. Consider all aspects, negative and positive.

Environment & Climate

Our beautiful country is one that’s not shy of some extreme weathers. While the bushland has a gorgeous backdrop, you may need to consider its likelihood of bushfires. On the other end, you may need to take into account that some areas are prone to flooding. Explore the area and make yourself aware of the hazards. It is also worth noting that these areas may inflict a more costly cover with insurers. The most important thing is that you ensure the safety of yourself and your family.


Are you after the peace and quiet of acreage? Or do you want the entertainment and bustling nightlife of a city? Perhaps safety and recreation for a young family. Consider the type of lifestyle you want and the things that you prioritise that make life most enjoyable. Investigate the suburb up for discussion and reflect on whether or not you see it being where you want to spend your time.

If you’re unsure of the new and growing areas in NSW, get professional advice from our expert Sales Team. Call 1300 230 463 or visit newedgehomes.com.au to build in an area that’s right for you.


Building a New Living Home has given me confidence that I can easily embark on building a home rather than buying a place, and get a better house/ home rather than a small flat. But you have to choose a builder that KNOWS how to build, that builds exactly how the design dictates. A builder who can deliver what they say, when they say. A house that won’t look daggy in years to come is important too, and New Living Homes did just that. The overall investment has worked out well too, growing in value is a short period of time.


”The idea of our brand new home is still really sinking in as we never dreamt of building or ever own. A VERY big thank you to New Living Homes for giving us a brand new home! You’ve made our dreams real!”- Grevillea 4.1, Elegance Facade

L & M King

We would just like to say a massive thank you once again for all your help with the house. We moved in on the weekend and we are loving it ! So thank you for being part of the team that made our dream come true.

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I love that my new home is mine!!!! There is nothing I don't love about it. The finishes are great and it is just perfect! I love showing it off to people and all of my friends and family love it and always compliment the design and workmanship.

B.M - Spring Farm  

‘’From the very beginning, our experience with New Living Homes has been nothing but amazing. From our very first meeting at Spring Farm, to the accounts team, to the pre-construction team, and our Construction Manager on site, nothing was ever an issue, or a question too stupid’’.

Rebecca & Steve - Jordan Springs 

‘’I have been extremely happy with my experience with New Living Homes and have told anyone and everyone about our build. Everything went smoothly and yes there were a few problems but our site manager sorted them out as quickly as he could.. Throughout all the build, nothing was too much trouble for our site manager’’

Debbie & Brian - Jordan Springs 

After hearing some horror stories of people building their homes we were fairly nervous to see how it would all
unfold however from the very first dealing with New Living Homes we could not fault a single thing. I would like to
give special mention to Emma from the Brooks Reach Display who was very accommodating with us pestering her
with what seemed like every week as we would be checking different things in the display home.

Tim & Kara - Flinders

My experience was excellent. This was the second house I have built in 4 years and the whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish. All of the sales team were very helpful and very responsive to each and every enquiry I had.

Damian & Lauren - Spring Farm 

Building with New Living Homes has been a pleasant and enjoyable journey so far, and we know we have Sandra to thank for this. Her customer service is second to none, and has made all the difference in building this time round. My husband and I just wanted to make sure recognition and praise was given where it is due. Thanks again for everything Sandra! We are looking forward to more builds with NLH. 

D.E, Marsden Park 

I always thought that building a house in Australia would be a nightmare like everyone told me but it was more than a pleasure as I was never troubled about anything. The process was as smooth as a butter.

Thank you guys, its because of your amazing team work, good flow of communication and the zeal to work hard to let people achieve their dreams, has gotten us what we really wanted. -

Monika & Mayur, Elara 

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