The first consideration is the type of house you’re going to build. Some would recommend that you choose a building contractor first. Well, this can come later. Planning comes first before anything else.
As you plan, think about the land that you will buy. The local council dictates that you have your soil tested first before you start planning to be able to determine the best type of foundation for your house. We recommend that you buy a flat block. Flat blocks are cheaper to build on. It’s also cheaper to build close to suppliers. Good access for the suppliers and their trucks, and the builders cuts costs.
As you choose your modern house floor plans, decide on the number of floors you want to. In reality, single story designs are less expensive to build but this has to be weighed against block size. Going “up” on a small block may be cheaper in the long run than buying a bigger block and having a bigger footprint.