The European Union, for instance, is striving to reach a completely common business space in which you can freely work and reside equally in Oslo and in Paris, as long as you come from an EU country. On the other side of the world, Australia offers even larger number of benefits and many people go down there to start their life from scratch.
Building pays off
Like many other countries (say UK) Australia has certain taxes considering buying and building your own home. Those who decide to buy an already existing home will be subjected to paying taxes on the land and on the building. On the other hand, buyers of a patch of land will be obliged only to pay the tax on the land. So, if you are a foreign citizen but want to start living Down Under, it would be more affordable to build your own place. However, first you have to be granted permanent residence by the Australian authorities and then apply for the permission to build (issued by the Foreign Investment Review Bureau).
Count on space specifics
Every region has its special features which have to be taken into consideration when building your own house. In Australia there are areas with different climate conditions, the level of precipitation and soil particulars. So, when a newcomer is bringing a decision about the part of Australia where to situate their new home, it would be smart to take all these specifics into account. For instance, it might seem that a building a house in the vicinity of Melbourne might be too expensive, but there could be some land-related advantages that will not cause additional costs. On the other hand, a house in Perth could require extra excavations or other works and be more expensive in the end. You should have a look at this handy booklet on building a home Down Under made by the Australian government.
Do your own research
Thanks to so many options for gathering information these days, you should try to visit as many websites and forums as possible. Also, write to investors and ask for their building fees. In order to get all the expenses calculated, always ask the builders about each and every cent you have to pay, prior to the beginning of signing the building contract. You can rely on other people's words to a certain extent, but the final decision must be made on the basis of your own insights. In addition, when you want to find out more about a contractor, you can use Tenderfield's construction project management software to find the perfect builder for your future home.
Due to its special position and climate, the Australian authorities have been promoting green building and living for many decades. Those people who move to Australia are often caught by surprise when they see the level of ecological awareness in this beautiful country. In order to follow in the green footsteps of Australian lifestyle, always take into account eco-friendly solutions when building a home there. Solar panels, renewable sources of energy, recycling and many other eco strategies are applied in Australia.
Its wide areas and high standard of living will attract millions of new residents to Australia in the years to come. Building a home there is a perfect option for everybody who wants to experience great quality of living and feel free for the rest of their lives.