Are you thinking of buying a house and land package but not sure where to start? This event in Melbourne’s north could be for you.

One of the toughest questions many buyers ask themselves is whether to buy new or established. In fact, according to data from realestate.com.au 67% of first home buyers are considering both*.

Even after making the decision to build or buy new, the average first home buyer spends more than five months in their build journey – measured from the time that they start looking through to when they eventually make a purchase.

Jinding The Patch

The average first home buyer spends around five months in the build journey. Picture: The Patch Sales Office, Wollert.

Throughout this journey, there is an overwhelming amount of information to sift through and first time buyers, in particular, are often worried they don’t have all the information they need.

With this in mind, property developer Jinding Developments wants to assist those in this stage to discover everything they need to know about buying a house and land package in a new community.

On September 18, Jinding will be welcoming 30 first home buyers to join them for an informative evening at their Sales Office at The Patch  its 57-hectare community in Wollert, just 29km north of Melbourne.

The event will be an open forum event to discuss the process of buying a house and land package, allowing guests to ask questions, meet other buyers and find out more about one of Jinding’s growing communities.

A short presentation and market update will be followed by questions and networking time. There will be a local photography exhibition by Patrick Parisienne and light nibbles for attendees to enjoy.

Jinding Display Home

Jinding’s Sales Office will welcome 30 first home buyers for a casual, informative evening.

Liz Ronson, Managing Director of Jinding Developments says that her team recognises first home buyers are looking for genuine and transparent information.

“The purpose of these events is to provide obligation-free guidance to help new home buyers understand the process, what new home options could work for them and what their budget and finance options might be,” says Ronson.

Artist's impression of The Patch in Wollert

First home buyers want transparent information about the buying process. Picture: Artist’s impression of  the entry boulevard at The Patch.

5 top tips for buyers considering house and land packages

Ronson says that people often have a lot of questions about the process and shares her top five tips for first home buyers.

  1. Understand your borrowing power and obtain pre-approval once you start looking seriously
  2. Be realistic with your budget to avoid stress about future repayments
  3. Think about extra inclusions you’ll need if buying a house and land package, such as landscaping and any upgrades
  4. Write a list of your needs and wants in order from “must-have” to “wish to have” to help narrow down your search
  5. The old mantra of location, location, location rings true. Investigate your future home’s proximity to transport, shops, and schools 

The Patch has a range of block sizes available and amenities that cater to first home buyers and growing families. Once completed, the suburb will be truly walkable, with everything you need on your doorstep.

Wollert is a diverse place to live and proposed plans for the village centre will create a vibrant hub for residents of all ages – with retail, a community centre, sporting fields and adjoining P-12 school.

Artist's impression of The Patch in Wollert

Plans for the village centre will ensure it’s a vibrant hub of activity. Picture: Artist’s impression of The Patch in Wollert.

Jinding Developments is focused on becoming one of Australia’s leading property developers, with more than 3,000 lots currently available across Victoria.

Ronson notes that Jinding has a commitment to building high quality communities:

“We consider every detail and strive to deliver the highest standards in our communities. This is demonstrated in the design and quality of our sales suites, which will flow through to our completed communities.”

*New Homes buyer journey research conducted by Hall & Partners and realestate.com.au in Oct-18