Our Home Files Podcast Is Back, With Everything for First Home Builders!

by Carlisle Homes


Season Two of our Home Files podcast will be launching on 24th October, and it’s packed with everything you need to know about building your first home, from sorting your finances and choosing the right house design and neighbourhood to decorating your new home on a budget.

Calling all first home builders! Our Home Files blog is back for a second season, and it’s all about helping you navigate the property market and build your first home.

It’s a hot topic, and one that everyone seems to have an opinion on, but in our six-episode podcast Home Files: First Home Building Made Easy, hosted by lady-brains co-founder Caitlin Judd, we demystify the process, and reveal what you actually need to know (and what you can disregard), so you can embark on your homebuilding journey with complete confidence.


We’ll walk you through every step of the process together, from your first visit to a display village, finding the perfect block, and making sense of affordability, to styling your home on a shoestring. You’ll also hear from a real Carlisle customer who just moved into her new home.

In each episode you’ll gain must-know insights and key learnings from the best in the property business, including:

Episode 1: First Home Builders: Choosing to Build a New Home (out Tuesday 24 October)

  • How to work out where to build.
  • What to look for in a block of land.
  • How to ensure a home design is right for you.
  • Crucial questions to ask your builder.
  • What you need to know about building within an estate.

Episode 2: Affordable Abode, Budgets & Finance (Tuesday 7 November)

  • What it actually costs to build.
  • Setting a budget and finding the right home loan.
  • How to pay off your loan sooner.
  • Taxes and capital gains: what they mean for the investor.
  • Carlisle’s EasyLiving homes: why they make an easy entrée into the market.

Episode 3: Dream Design, Perfect Space: Maximising Your Block (Tuesday 21 November)

  • How to find the perfect home for your needs.
  • Fixed-price builds and what they mean.
  • Tips for maximising your block.
  • How to future-proof your home.
  • Making your home comfortable without the hefty running costs.

Episode 4: Savvy Secrets: Styling Your Home with Budget-Friendly Flair (Tuesday 5 December)

  • How to make your new house feel like home.
  • Finding your style.
  • Secrets to making your home feel bigger and brighter.
  • How to get a designer look for less.

Episode 5: The Building Process: A Step-by-Step Guide (Tuesday 19 December)

  • The build process: what actually happens at each of the five stages.
  • How to navigate each stage with confidence.
  • Building jargon: what you need to know, and what it means.
  • Carlisle Connect: how to optimise this great online tool to stay abreast of your build’s progress.

Episode 6: The Real Story: A Customer’s Journey (2 January)

  • Meet a real Carlisle customer who has built their own home.
  • Tips, tricks, and things they wish they’d known along the way.
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