House and Land Package Information

Buying and building a new home can be pretty stressful. Especially if you are a first home buyer or simply building a home for the first time. There’s a lot of terminology and procedures that may be unfamiliar. Tempo Living are committed to cutting out the hassle, thanks to our easy ‘Move in, Ready’ House and Land Package opportunities. Still not sure if a House and Land Package is right for you? Here are some frequently asked questions to help!


What are the benefits of a House and Land Package?

There are so many different building options out there – but House and Land Packages are still one of the most popular ways to secure your dream of a brand-new home. Here are some of the benefits:

There’s no need to waste your valuable time looking for land.

Just like the name suggests, a House and Land Package comes with the house… and the land! No need to spend your weekends travelling to 15 different estates, talking to 15 different sales agents (with 15 different sales spiels) to then get bombarded with calls during the following week. When you find a suitable House and Land Package, the builder has completed the vast majority of this work for you.

You don’t have to become a land expert overnight.

If you’ve ever been looking for land, you would have learnt pretty quickly that not all piles of dirt are piled the same. You may have also realised that when you ask for all the details, you very rarely get a simple answer. It can be quite a complex and confusing situation when you’re given engineering drawings and survey information. If you’re not careful, you could find yourself in a tricky situation when you visit a builder for the first time and money.

Things can become overwhelming very quickly. That’s where the benefits of a suitable House and Land Package become clear. A competent builder will know the relevant issues with the land. They will also be able to understand and interpret the plans. This should mean no hidden site costs, and no six-figure variation fees. Securing the correct House and Land Package will ensure that you can avoid the minefield of additional costs and frustration.

Home designs that are unique to each land lot and functional for your family.

Tempo Living utilises our vast experience to create House and Land Packages that provide the best possible home design solutions for each particular block of land. From solar passive design to the functionality of your living areas and outdoor spaces, you can trust that the Tempo Living team has created an ideal House and Land Package for your family.

Our experience ensures that we acquire the most relevant promotions and exclusive deals.

The Tempo Living team is experienced in the House and Land Package market. Our years of expertise and development of vast sales networks has ensured that we are aware of exclusive deals and relevant promotions that we can make available to you. Tempo Living has access to upcoming land estates and opportunities that aren’t available to the general public. We are confident that we can source the ideal House and Land Package for your family that is relevant to your lifestyle, budget and design inspiration.

How do you know whether a House and Land Package is a good deal or just misleading?

When you are searching for a House and Land Package, it can be challenging to process the many varying prices and options available. Your first consideration should be: ‘What am I really getting for the price that is being offered?’ Remember the old saying ‘it’s too good to be true’ it probably is. A good tip is to keep an eye out for the asterisk right next to the price or offer – if this is followed by a myriad of confusing clauses, the chances are the offer is too good to be true.

You will find many ‘cheap’ House and Land Package offers out there – but these packages often compromise on inclusions and have many hidden costs. For instance, the price could exclude a concrete slab, floor coverings, kitchen items like taps or sinks and even power-points! In most cases, the price doesn’t include site costs at all. Site costs can include many items that you will definitely require for your home – like excavation and relevant structural modifications, as well as other items such as landscaping, fencing and driveways. These costs can add up to a lot of money. Pretty soon, that ‘cheap’ $140,000 offer is looking more like $240,000. So, make sure you always do your research, and always ask about all of the inclusions for each package that you are considering.

You can be confident that each Tempo Living House and Land Package we’ve put it together is ‘Move In, Ready’. There are no uncertainties. There are no hidden site costs. Floor coverings, taps, sinks and power-points are all included.  Tempo Living will always create House and Land Packages that provide great value for your hard-earned money. We provide you with a home that is Move In Ready.

What are site costs?

Site costs generally include all of those items in your new home that are located ‘below the floor’ or structurally relevant to the particular land lot you are considering. Site costs can include items that you will definitely require for your home – like excavation, foundations and relevant structural modifications, as well as other items such as landscaping, fencing and driveways. These costs can very quickly add up to a lot of money.

Tempo Living House and Land Packages ensure that you won’t have to worry about site costs at all. When you choose a Tempo Living House and Land Package, all of your required site costs to construct your new home are included in your fixed price. No surprises, and no hidden costs.

Some builders may promote prices that sometimes still require $100,000 worth of site costs to be factored in. You should only consider House and Land Packages that provide you with a fixed price for site costs.

Can I make some changes?

Yes, you certainly can make changes with your Tempo Living House and Land Package. While many House and Land Packages generally don’t offer custom changes, there is flexibility and choice for many of our Tempo Living designs. The Tempo Living design team provides a number of carefully considered options for you to choose from. Many of our packages allow you to select your own unique façade and interior design options that have been developed by our design team. You may also have the opportunity to consider relevant promotions and inclusion upgrades. Tempo Living wants your new home to be unique, and functional for your lifestyle.