The Benefits of House and Land Packages: Everything You Need to Know

December 14, 2023

At Endeavour Homes, we’re committed to guiding and supporting our clients through the exciting journey of homeownership. Today, we delve into the increasingly popular option in the Perth real estate market—house and land packages. This article is designed to unfold the various benefits and considerations of opting for these packages. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to invest in property, understanding the advantages of house and land packages is crucial in making an informed decision that aligns with your personal and financial goals.

Understanding house and land packages

House and land packages are a property purchase model where you buy a parcel of land and then contract the construction of a home on that land. This process is typically managed as a single transaction and is coordinated by a property developer or a builder. The steps involved in this process include:

Land acquisition: The buyer selects a plot of land from various options offered by the developer. These plots are often part of new housing developments.

Home design and construction: After selecting the land, the buyer then chooses a house design from a range of options provided by the developer or builder. The choice often includes various house styles, floor plans, and customisation options.

Single transaction management: The developer or builder manages both the land sale and the house construction. This integrated approach simplifies the buying process, as the buyer engages with a single entity for both aspects of the purchase.

Location in new developments: These packages are common in new development areas, offering buyers the opportunity to live in newly established communities with planned amenities and infrastructure.

Comprehensive benefits of house and land packages

House and land packages are rapidly gaining traction as a popular choice in the real estate market, particularly in regions like Perth and Western Australia. This growth in popularity is largely due to the comprehensive benefits these packages offer. As we delve into this section, we’ll explore the multitude of advantages that make house and land packages an attractive option for a wide range of homebuyers.

Streamlined and efficient process

One of the most significant advantages of choosing a house and land package is the streamlined and efficient process. Traditionally, buying a home involves multiple steps—purchasing land, hiring architects, and contracting builders. With a house and land package, these steps are consolidated under one umbrella, simplifying the process and reducing the time and effort involved in managing separate contracts and entities.

Enhanced cost-effectiveness

House and land packages can offer better value for money than buying a pre-existing home. This efficiency in cost is often due to the nature of purchasing directly from the developer, eliminating middleman costs. Additionally, there are often various package options that cater to different budgets, allowing buyers to choose or customise a design that meets their financial constraints without compromising on quality.

Stamp duty savings

In Western Australia, when purchasing a house and land package, buyers can benefit from significant savings on stamp duty. This is because the stamp duty, a tax levied on property transactions, is calculated differently for these packages compared to buying an existing property.

For house and land packages, the stamp duty is calculated only on the value of the land, as the house has not yet been constructed. For instance, if the land is valued at A$300,000 and the construction of the house is estimated at A$200,000, the stamp duty is only payable on the A$300,000 land value. This is a stark contrast to buying an existing property, where stamp duty is calculated on the total value of the property, including both the land and the house.

This unique calculation method can lead to substantial savings for buyers, as they avoid paying stamp duty on the construction cost of the house. This financial benefit is particularly appealing as it reduces the overall upfront cost of purchasing a home, making house and land packages an attractive option.

Customisation to fit personal taste and needs

Another compelling benefit of these packages is the level of customisation they offer. Buyers have the opportunity to influence the design of their future home, from floor plans to fittings and finishes. This ability to tailor the home to one’s personal taste and needs is a significant drawcard, especially in the context of Perth’s diverse and evolving architectural landscape.

Incorporation of modern designs and advanced technologies

Newly built homes in these packages are often at the forefront of modern design and technology. They incorporate the latest trends in architecture and interior design and are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. This includes energy-efficient materials, advanced insulation, and smart home features, contributing to a home that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also environmentally friendly and cost-effective in the long term.

Lower maintenance and repair costs

With everything in the house being new, the initial years of a house and land package home are typically characterised by lower maintenance and repair costs. This is a significant advantage over older properties, where wear and tear can lead to unexpected and costly repairs.

Potential for investment growth

House and land packages in Perth and Western Australia represent a smart investment choice, especially considering their potential for rapid equity growth. As new communities and infrastructures develop around these housing estates, property values often increase, sometimes more quickly than in established areas. This makes them an attractive option for both investors and homeowners who are focused on the long-term appreciation of their property. The ongoing development of amenities and infrastructure in these areas not only enhances the living experience but also contributes to a steady increase in property value over time.

Tailored lifestyle and community planning

House and land packages in master-planned communities offer more than just a home; they provide a lifestyle. These communities are designed for convenience and sociability, featuring parks, playgrounds, and community centres that encourage a sense of belonging and community spirit. With amenities like walking trails and local shops often included, these areas promote an active, connected way of life for their residents.

Builder guarantees and warranties

Builders of new homes in house and land packages usually offer various warranties and guarantees. These can cover everything from structural integrity to fittings and fixtures, offering peace of mind to the buyer. Any construction defects or issues are typically addressed by the builder, ensuring that the quality and longevity of the home are maintained. For example, at Endeavour Homes we offer a lifetime guarantee—this means for as long as you live there, you have peace of mind..

Why Endeavour Homes?

At Endeavour Homes, we’re committed to being a leading home builder in Perth, specialising in creating homes that are more than just structures. Our focus is on crafting living spaces that reflect the dreams and lifestyles of our clients, offering a unique and personalised living experience.

Our awards and recognitions

Our dedication to excellence in home building is affirmed by numerous awards from respected bodies like the Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) and the Master Builders Association (MBA) of WA. Our diverse range of award-winning home designs caters to various preferences, ensuring we have options for everyone – from first-home buyers to those looking to upgrade.

Supporting our local community

As a proudly West Australian-owned and operated company, we prioritise supporting our local community. We strive to source materials and supplies from within WA wherever possible, contributing to the growth and sustainability of our local economy.

Quality and assurance

Quality is at the heart of everything we do at Endeavour Homes. We stand behind every home we build with a lifetime building guarantee, ensuring confidence in the durability and craftsmanship of our homes. Our skilled tradespeople use only top-quality materials, assuring that your home is built to last.

Customer-centric building experience

We understand that building a new home is a significant life event. To make this journey smooth and transparent, we offer innovative tools like the My Home Progress Watcher app, allowing you to track the progress of your build. Our complimentary interior design service helps you perfect every detail of your new home, aligning with your vision.

The Endeavour promise

Building homes is our passion at Endeavour Homes. Our primary concern is you, our client. We are dedicated to delivering what we promise, on time and on budget. If you’re dreaming of building your own home in Perth, explore our range of home designs and discover the Endeavour difference.

Final thoughts

To wrap up, house and land packages present a unique and advantageous route for those looking to enter the Perth property market or build their dream home. At Endeavour Homes, we not only offer a wide range of customisable home designs but also ensure quality, assurance, and a client-centric experience. We encourage you to explore our diverse options and take advantage of the numerous benefits these packages offer, from cost savings to customisation and modern amenities.

If you’re considering building your own home in Perth, we invite you to discover the Endeavour difference and embark on a journey towards creating your perfect living space. Have a chat with us today to discuss your options, explore our award-winning designs, and start planning your future home. Our team is ready to guide you through every step, making your dream home a reality.


Gemmill Homes has recently changed its name to Endeavour Homes!!!

We are excited with the new name Endeavour Homes, business has been great for our customers and us last year, despite all the craziness of 2020.

Here are some wins:

1. Every one of our display homes won MBA awards in their categories.

2. One of our homes even won an MBA best home in Australia.

3. Most importantly, we have built some beautiful homes for our clients.

Why the name change you may ask?

Here are the two main reasons:

1. We reinvented the way we help clients and have a new way to provide better service, better quality and happier clients than ever before. We want to celebrate these changes with our new name.

2. We want to align the business name to our sister brand Endeavour Constructions as the business has been owned by the same family since our inception in 2004.

Anyway, enough about us…now it’s your turn, have a look around our website and see how we can help you.

All the best the Endeavour Homes Team