For many people, purchasing new property, buying land and building a home can be an attractive alternative to buying an existing house or unit. The land may be bought and building of the house contracted and built on it, or a house and land package may be bought from a developer or Landcom.

A project homebuilder or a custom builder may carry out the actual building of the house.

Some people prefer to build a kit home while others decide to build their own.

It is recommended that the land be purchased first and then the type of house to be built is chosen. This is because land sites can be very limited, yet house designs are many and varied.