Building a new home in Western Australia has never been more popular, with applications for government incentives reaching new highs while placing pressure on builders to construct homes within the required timeframes.

In December, demand for the First Home Owners’ Grant was up 260 per cent, with more than 1600 applications received for the $10,000 grant. This was the highest monthly amount on record as buyers also scrambled to take up the WA government’s $20,000 Building Bonus, which was available until December 31.

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