Five reasons why a turnkey house and land package is the best way to build

Thinking about building your own home but don’t want the stress involved? A house and land package might be the perfect option for you.


While building your own home is incredibly exciting, it can also be incredibly stressful. Depending on who you build with, there are hundreds of design choices that need to be made – some of which might not seem important at the time but can end up having a drastic effect on the structure and liveability of your new home!

It’s also without a doubt one of the most expensive decisions you’ll ever make in life, which is why some people choose to go with builders and contractors that promise reduced costs in exchange for their business. This can lead to unforeseen expenses that blow out your budget, costing you peace of mind at a time when your stress levels are already through the roof (no pun intended).

That’s why more and more Australians are choosing to go with a turnkey house and land package to build their new home. With a turnkey house and land package, every aspect of your build is taken care of down to the tiniest detail. And once it’s complete, all you need to do is ‘turn the key’ and move in to your brand-new house.

That said, not every decision is made for you with a turnkey house and land package – you’ll still need to work out where you’d like to live and what style of house you’d like to have of course! To help you decide whether it’s right for you, here are five reasons why a turnkey house and land package is a great way to build your new home:


It’s as stress-free as it gets

Building a home from scratch is a complex process! There are construction issues, appraisals, inspections and the endless design decisions we mentioned earlier. With a house and land package, all of those things are managed by an expert like your builder – except for the major decisions you still need to make around the location, specific layout and specific façade of your new home (aka the exciting stuff).


It’s all there for you when you move in

With a turnkey house and land package, you’re guaranteed a home that already comes with all of the important internal and external features that are needed. From the paint on the walls to flooring, blinds, fences, landscaping and the all-important air-conditioning, every little detail has been accounted for in the fixed price of your build and taken care of – all you need to do is turn the key and move in!


It’s super cost-effective

A turnkey house and land package will usually include items like power, water and sewerage connections, as well as siteworks. Not only are these things quite expensive, they can blow out your budget in a non-turnkey build as well. Also, lots of house and land packages in newer areas carry smaller mortgages and require smaller deposits – allowing you to own your own home without breaking the bank!


It’s the easiest way to build

When you choose a house and land package, the building of your new home is managed by one builder that liaises with the property developer and any other contractors on your behalf. In the case of SOHO Living, we’re a builder and property developer rolled into one! We manage everything internally from start to finish and whenever you have queries or concerns, there’s a single point of contact for your specific project.


It’s relatively quick

As you might expect with builders like SOHO Living, we’ve been building houses for a long time and we’re really good at it too! That means we’re able to turn your build around fairly quickly and we can anticipate when there may be delays. It also means we can provide you with a clear timeline of building milestones and when your home is due to be completed.


SOHO Living are proud to offer a variety of turnkey house and land packages in some of Melbourne and Geelong’s premier estates. Ready to get started? Our New Home Consultants are here to help. Get in touch and begin building your new home today!

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