Gold Coast property: what to look out for to eliminate hidden building costs

first_imgBuyers are being urged to go with a good builder and ask lots of questions to avoid unexpected costs. Unexpected costs are one of the biggest barriers to building, a survey by Porter Davis and realestate.com.au has found.FIRST home builders are being urged to do their research and ask plenty of questions to avoid any nasty surprises.It comes after a national realestate.com.au survey revealed unexpected costs were one of the biggest barriers to building.More than 60 per cent of people said unexpected costs or going over budget was the biggest barrier to building followed by stress throughout the process, time to complete and move in, and funding.More than 500 people who had bought or were planning to buy property took part in the survey. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50 Survey results. Source: New Homes Buyer Journey Research conducted by Hall & Partners and realestate.com.au.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoPorter Davis sales and marketing general manager Shaun Patterson said people were often so excited about building their home they forgot to ask important questions.He encouraged people to find a good builder who communicated well and explained all the features included in the build cost and ask lots of questions.“It’s your right to ask the question, it’s going to be your house,” he said.“Make sure that you get the details and find someone you can trust.”He said in certain areas of South East Queensland, site costs could add up to $35,000 more onto your build due to issues such as rock removal and engineering. Other times, he said some people expected certain features to be included in the cost, which wasn’t always the case.“Some builders might not have them included, you might just assume that when you buy a house, there’s going to be light fittings,” he said.center_img While it was difficult, he encouraged buyers to stick to their budget as best they could, even if that meant sacrificing certain items to invest more in the important ones.“When you’re building your house, you really want to make sure that you are sticking to your budget,” he said.“Some people find that fixtures and fittings are really important and others might say, ‘we want better entertainment’.”Porter Davis has introduced fixed site costs for new builds to eliminate some uncertainties. Survey results. Source: New Homes Buyer Journey Research conducted by Hall & Partners and realestate.com.au.last_img read more

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Jamaican Breadfruit Pudding

first_imgProcedure:Preheat oven to 350°F.In a large bowl, blend grated coconut with juice. Add salt, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, margarine, and nutmeg and mix thoroughly.Beat eggs in a separate bowl and add to the mixture. Add grated breadfruit and flour, mix thoroughly. Add rum and raisins.Mix all ingredients well.Pour the batter into a greased baking tin and bake for approximately 1 – 1 ¼ hours or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.Cool and serve. Cover with your favorite glaze.*temperature and length of baking may vary based on the oven. Photo Courtesy of Tweeds Word People may be familiar with, and enjoy traditional bread pudding, but just as delicious if not more so is the Jamaican breadfruit pudding made from the breadfruit. The breadfruit is a Jamaican food staple, that can be eaten boiled, roasted and fried. Now here is the recipe to use the breadfruit to make one of the more delicious puddings in a county already famous for bread, potato and cornmeal puddings.Jamaican PuddingJamaican Breadfruit Pudding RecipeIngredients:1 grated coconut1 tsp salt1 cup sugar1 tsp vanilla1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp nutmeg3/4 cup flour2 cups grated green breadfruit2 eggs1/2 cup raisins3/4 cup dark rum1/4 cup margarinelast_img read more