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A great start to get into your new first home!

The Great Start Grant is a Queensland Government initiative to help first homeowners to get their new first home sooner. You’ll get $15,000 towards building your new house, unit or townhouse. You can even buy off the plan or choose to build a custom-designed home to perfectly suit you and your family. It’s a great time to build!

How a $15,000 Great Start Grant can help you

  • If you're thinking of building a new home, this could be what gets you started
  • It could get you something more than you were expecting
  • It can get you into your first home sooner

There are definite advantages to building a new home instead of buying an established property, some of which include:

Fewer Repairs

Ready established homes can come at a cost. Even if they are in good shape, maintaining them will cost money, and they’re closer to their use by date than a band new property filled with the latest in durable materials available.


Building from one of our plans or custom designing your own lets you put your personal stamp on your new home. With CRJ you have the ability to customise your space and layout, and should you choose – even the materials. If you are building from scratch, it is the ultimate exercise in customisation!

Smarter & Greener

While it is definitely possible to retrofit established properties for sustainability and energy efficiency, it can be expensive, particularly if the home is quite old. A new property can include the latest in smart home or sustainable technologies, helping keep your household bills down once you have moved in, and maybe adding some convenience along the way.

Quick Eligibility Check

  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or you're applying with someone who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident)?
  • Are you or your spouse has not previously owned property in Australia?
  • Is the value of the home under $750,000?

If you answered yes to these statements, you may be eligible to apply for the Great Start Grant. Contact us today to discuss your options or alternatively for more information visit the Queensland Government First Home Owner Grant Eligibility Tester.

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CRJ Designer Homes

CRJ Designer Homes

CRJ Designer Homes is a locally owned, family operated building company. Since being established in 2006, Michael and his wife Gillian have made it their goal to build quality homes at exceptional prices, with inclusions that most would consider as an extra!

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