Should You Find Land For Sale Or a Builder First?

When it comes to finding land for sale, whether in rural or metro areas, figuring out where to start can be a confusing and sometimes a difficult task. Whilst looking into endless property listings, display homes, builders, and forums across the internet, settling on the land you want, and the home you want to build be very overwhelming. We’ve put together some things to help get you started.

Why Finding The Design First is Key 

In a perfect world the house design is important to consider as soon as possible, as it’s best to pick the home design you want before you lock in what land you will build it on. This is because not all houses will fit on all blocks and you don’t want to be limited in your choices if you can help it.  On our website we have an extensive list of house designs available for you to browse. We can also help you figure out your needs and find the right design that matches those needs including the location that you are looking to build in.

When you are searching all of the options available to you you will notice that each builder will have their own designs and also typically have access to land for sale that will work for those specific designs. They are the best person to talk to about how to make your home design become a reality. Searching through land options instead of exclusively through builders can be extremely confusing, and without the same expert knowledge that a builder can give you, you may not pick the best land option. It’s important that you have a chat to each builder you’re looking into, to ensure you’re getting the right builder for you, and someone who can properly look after your needs and design.

For those looking for land for sale in NSW or VIC markets

Currently, the VIC and NSW housing markets are very long, and land titling can take up to 12-18 months after purchasing. In this case, it is best to find the land first in order secure it as soon as possible at a lower cost, rather than waiting and potentially paying $10,000’s more. Remember that when you are looking for land, it is good to have a general vision of the type of house you would like so that you can consider the size, slope and even orientation of the land.

If you’re looking to get started on finding land or searching for a house design you love we can help! If you’re living in VIC or NSW as well, we help you figure out finding land first and give you the best options to ensuring you are still getting the most out of your needs. Give one of our experts a call on 1800 184 284 or book a call here.

Zoe Langenberg

Zoe is passionate about coffee and interior design. You can find her most weekends exploring an art gallery or devouring a good book.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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