Buying land/building a home in Airlie beach

Hi, we are looking at possibly buying a cheap block of land in Airlie beach ($120k) and building a new home on it.
Has anyone here done that before? What was your experience like? Did you run into any problems? How much did your home cost to build? We just want something basic (3 or 4 bedroom, nothing fancy) know a good builder? Anything to watch out for when building new?
Not sure whether to build or buy a cheap home in cannonvale instead?
Thankyou
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Proserpine is the best place to build, it is affordable and the community supportive and friendly with great transport, health and education facilities you would be bonkers to build elsewhere.

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I would choose Proserpine as well. Airlie Beach is a dump.

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deffently buy in prossy,
talk to Allenbuild in cannonvale he is a local an give you all your information that you need to make the right decision.
good luck

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Did you end up buying land and building a house? If so can you please post your feedback

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bonniel2

Did u end up getting your house built

Hello, yes we did. Just moved in recently. Cost us around 450k.

bonniel2

Who did you go through if you don't mind me asking.

We built a 4br house on a flat block. Its beautiful and Im so glad we did.

bonniel2

Who did you go through tim

bonniel2

was that is in Prosperine

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I wouldn't recommend building unless you have specific needs which from your question it didn't sound like you did. Perhaps it would be helpful to write a list of qualities that are important to your family in home eg. close to education and transport services, type of entertaining area needed etc. Look at whether the list can be met with the existing houses. If these needs cannot be met with the existing housing it is worthwhile looking at building your own custom home.

There are certainly plenty of options to buy in Cannonvale for 3 and 4 bedroom houses.
www.homely.com.au/buy/cannonvale-whitsunday-mackay-greater-queensland?pricemaximum=450000&bedrooms=3-4&bathrooms=1-2-3-4&carspaces=1-2-3-4

Some articles I thought might be of interest below.
Airlie Beach residents fear 'mini Gold Coast' as Whitsunday council considers bigger building heights
www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-29/whitsunday-council-offers-airlie-beach-building-height-assurance/6812160

Building a New Home in Airlie Beach? Top Money Saving Tips
www.allenbuild.com.au/blog/category/building-advice/

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We have been holidaying here for the past 30 years. Now that we have just retired we are in a position to finally get that holiday house! My question would be what would be the cost of building a basic, small house on an elevated block? We are very used to flat building blocks. If building here we would like a view if at all possible. We know the cost of the blocks but don't know the cost of building. Any suggestions would be gratefully accepted.

annem17 real estate agent

Cost of building has risen over the years and obviously since Cyclone Debbie. I have had 2 clients recently looking to build in Cannonvale and Airlie Beach, both sea view blocks and you will be looking at around $1800m2 to who knows where - depending on your selections of course.

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