Are you thinking of building your own home from scratch, but not sure where to start? If you're like most people, the idea of creating your dream home can be exciting and yet daunting at the same time. So we're here to talk to you about the secrets of successfully building a home from scratch.

Today's guest, Kerri-Ann Hooper, is a new home specialist and the Director of Carnelian Projects Pty. Ltd. With years of experience in the industry, Kerri-Anne has helped countless clients navigate the complicated process of designing and building their dream homes.

So she's with us today to share her expertise and provide valuable insights regarding the most common pitfalls you will need to avoid if you wish to buy a block of land and build your own home from scratch.

By the end of this episode, you'll have a better understanding of what it really takes to make your dream home a reality. Tune in now to learn more!

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Introduction
03:30 - How Kerri-Ann got into the building industry
08:00 - How much does Kerri-Ann get paid and by whom
13:44 - Common additional costs that can catch people out during the process of building
17:47 - How does a contour plan affect building expenses?
22:48 - The hidden costs of building a house: What you need to know
27:41 - What is a master plan? What are some of the restrictions?
33:28 - The difference between a master-planned community and a "hustling package"
38:34 - Some of the biggest mistakes people make when buying a home
About Kerri-Ann Hooper:

Kerri-Ann Hooper is a second-generation real estate specialist and director of Carnelian Projects. With over 30 years of experience, she's a new home specialist, advocating for clients from sales to handover. Kerri-Ann specializes in new builds, is passionate about building, and aims to change the lack of trust and faith in the real estate industry using her straight shooter reputation and long relationships with buyers and builders. She's a building concierge who provides bespoke service, ensuring consistency, attention to detail, and clarity.

Connect with Kerri-Ann Hooper:

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Veronica Morgan & Meighan Wells 

Veronica & Meighan are both licensed real estate agents who exclusively help buyers. Together they have nearly 40 years experience as property professionals.

Veronica is principal of Sydney based Good Deeds Property Buyers and is also co-host of The Elephant in the Room property podcast as well as Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel and author of Auction Ready: how to buy property at auction even though you're scared s#!tless!

Meighan is the multi award winning principal of Brisbane based Property Pursuit, chairperson of the REIQ Buyers Agent Chapter & a regular media commentator.

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