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Buying Land: what you need to know

As exciting as it is to build your first home - it can seem like a huge and daunting task! To help out, we've put together this comprehensive yet simple first home buyers guide to all the things you will need to know about the process of building - from choosing mortgages to interior design. Click on a link below to open a printable PDF booklet on your topic of choice.

First Things First

First Things First is a one-stop shop for first home buyers in Perth; all your essential information about choosing a block of land and a house to build on it, and then borrowing money for it - as well as a helpful guide to all the words you might encounter in the real estate, building and mortgage industries.

Topics covered include:

  • Working out whether you can afford to build
  • Choosing whether to buy solo or with someone
  • How to choose an area to buy or build
  • Pros and cons of established, building and house & land packages
  • Choosing a mortgage and financial institution
  • Glossary of terms
First things First LWP's guide to buying land

Money Money Money

Whether you need information on obtaining the finance pre-approval so you can secure your ideal block of land, or details on mortgage settlement, our information booklet Money, Money, Money has it all.

Topics covered include:

  • Applying for finance
  • Using a broker
  • Pre-approvals and approvals
  • Budgeting and a free budget planner
  • Different types of mortgages
  • First home owner's grant
  • Fees and charges


MoneyMoneyMoney- Approvals, LWP Guide to Buying land

The Big Decision

For first home owners, choosing your block of land and the home to build on it are both fun decisions but important ones. This booklet helps you decide where to build in Perth and gives you a helpful checklist of things to be aware of when making these important decisions.

Topics covered include:

  • Handy Estate Comparison Checklist
  • House design
  • Sustainable Living

The Paperwork

You have chosen your block and house design, got your pre-approval and are ready to sign on the dotted line. This booklet, titled The Paperwork, will guide you through the finalisation of your contract so that you understand everything that's going on during this often confusing time.

 Topics covered include:

  • Understanding and signing contracts
  • Settlement and settlement agents
  • Stamp duty
  • Claiming the First Home Owner's Grant
FinalisingYour Paperwork - LWP's Guide to Buying Land

The Big Build & Moving In

You've got this far - congratulations! But there are still some hurdles to jump. You'll need to ensure you are properly insured and this booklet gives you helpful tips for finishing off your home.

Topics covered include:

  • Home and contents insurance
  • Interior design
  • Landscaping and fencing
  • Moving
LWP's Guidel to buying land,The Big Build - finishing off and moving in