9 Steps to a Sustainable Home - Fortnight Delivery

Healthy Homes in 9 Simple Steps

Take this Course for $40/m, $399/y
Creating Profitable Sustainable Projects

You really want to build a new home or renovate an old one.

You want to be the envy of all your friends that you can tick off on your contribution to a healthy home, right? Say, this is how I'm living sustainably!

Yet, where to start or who to trust for information is not only conflicting, you are not sure where to turn.


JESS OSBORNE THE CREATOR OF THIS SERIES, KNOWS EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL BECAUSE THAT WAS HER 10 YEARS AGO.

ACTUALLY BUILDING HER OWN SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT PROPERTIES WAS WAY MORE CHALLENGING THAN SHE'D IMAGINED.



After having helped so many people over the years in person and through this series, Jess came to understand there are some key areas that most people struggle with.

So she created this simple, jargon free FRAMEWORK to follow.

> Is building a better option than renovating an existing property? And if so how much better? And how can I decide?
> What are the most important things to consider to make sure my investment project is profitable and sustainable?
> How can I avoid overcapitalising?
> What are the options for financing a building project vs. renovating an existing home? How can I maximise my profits over the lifetime of my asset?
> What are the implications of choosing house and land packages vs. buying the land and then finding a builder? And how do i make sure it is a sustainable property?
> How do I decide how much to spend to make sure I’m getting the best deal but not wasting money?
> Where do I look for the land? How do I know if it’s a good deal?
> Who can I trust when it comes to builders? How can I find one that’s not going to rip me off? What questions should I be asking?
> What happens if interest rates go up a lot? How will the building process be impacted? Will I have to stop in the middle? Then what happens?
> What if my partner or I lose our jobs in the process of the build?
> Are there any compliance issues we need to understand that are hidden in the fine-print?
> What factors do I need to consider to maximise the profit on this project?
> How do I minimise costs but maximise rental yield and occupancy?
Want the answers to all those questions and more?

Course Curriculum

What to expect
Course content
Disclaimer
Which home is this?
Are you on Australia Street?
Lifestyle Questions
Your financial situation
Finance Request
Government Incentives
Thinking Smart: social, environmental and economic sustainability
Environmental Economics
Key Questions
What does the rest of the world do?
Changing seasons
Energy rating
Explaining NatHERS
Building resiliency
A simpler framework: the 6 aspects
Key Questions
Liveability & Achieving a Better Sale
Introducing the six aspects
Energy
Water
Waste
Materials
Environment
Community
Key Questions
Australian Standards
Why you need to be informed about your block of land
Sources of information
Doing a search on a council website
Lot and Home Types (video)
Key Questions
Extra Costs in Constructions
Understanding how builders quote on costs
Inclusions list activity
Function over form
The Sun Stealers
Key Questions
Choosing a builder
How to Search a Builders History
Planning regulations
Key Questions
Finding a green builder or tradesperson
Financial Environments
Stamp Duty Costs
Key Questions
House and land contracts
Going over the contracts
Key Questions
ROI payback
Leading with solar
No more money down the drain
Lights on
Choosing a light bulb
Case studies, networks
Contacts
author

Jessica Osborne

Instructor