A popular choice for Perth buyers, house and land packages offer you a brand new home and the land on which to build it, cutting out the stress and hassle associated with buying them separately.
But with so many packages available – from a number of different builders – choosing the right package for you can be a difficult decision. Luckily for you, it doesn’t have to be!
There’s a lot to consider before you make what will be a life changing decision but if you know what to look for, the decision can become a lot clearer.
To help you make the right choice, we’ve put together some of the key factors you need to consider before picking your package.
Know Your Budget
When it comes to building, budget is everything. By knowing your budget in advance you’ll save yourself considerable time by narrowing down the estates and home designs to those that you can afford. Some home and land packages are designed for first home buyers while others are luxury homes for the executive lifestyle, so it’s important you go in with a clear picture of exactly how much you have to spend.
Location, Location, Location
One of the most important aspects to consider is where exactly is it that you want to live. But as simple as it might sound, there’s a lot of factors that can affect your decision. For example, if you rely on public transport, you’ll want to live near a bus stop or train station. If you have school-age children, you might want to live within walking distance of their schools. If you and your spouse enjoy dining out, you may want to live near restaurants and coffee shops. Distance to the city or beach and your family and friends are also important considerations.
Do You Have A Type?
Picking the home design that fits your family involves more than just choosing the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want. It’s important that you consider the home’s layout as a whole and really think about how you plan on using the home. If you like to entertain you might like a home with a large open living area that opens out onto an alfresco area, if you’re a home chef the kitchen should be a focal point or if you work from home a functional study area at the front of the home could be ideal. How much garden will you need? Do you want a pool? Your home should accommodate your priorities.
Do Your Research
The quality of your home depends on the quality of your builder so it goes without saying that you want to work with a reputable home builder. Reliability, proficiency, and honesty are all things you should look for in a builder, so it’s important that you do your own background checks before signing the contract. Questions you should ask include:
- Are they licensed?
- Are they environmentally friendly?
- Do they offer a structural guarantee?
- What materials will they use to construct your home?
- Have they been recognised with awards from industry groups?
Buying house and land packages in Perth is a great option for families who want to simplify the home building process. And if you take the time to consider some of the key factors we’ve mentioned above, you’ll end up with a house and land package perfect for your family.
To find the ideal package for you and your family, view our portfolio of packages today.