Whether you are a first home buyer or an existing property owner, house and land packages are an appealing way of building a new home. Luckily for you, there is a limitless choice of house and land packages available in Perth but with all of the home builders in the market, how do you compare between house and land options and decide which is right for you?
Before you get started on building your dream home, here are some of the most important things you need to consider when it comes to selecting the right house and land package.
When it comes to building a new home, a lot of people jump the gun. They begin the process of selecting a house and land package by either looking at blocks of land that are available or by deciding first on the type of house they want. While both of these steps are crucial in the decision making process, there is a vital step that should be made initially before any other steps are considered, and that is to determine what type of community or suburb you would like to live in. This seems like an obvious step but it is often overlooked as home buyers get caught up in the excitement of building a home.
House and land package buyers can get a sense of a community simply by walking around the neighborhood. Are the streets full of people enjoying their front porches or gardening? Are their children playing outside or people exercising in the park? Before you select a house and land package, spend some time getting a feel for the type of community you want to be a part of.
It is important that you look for house and land packages in areas that have the infrastructure and access to amenities that are important in your lifestyle. Look out for development in public transport, shopping centres, schools, public spaces and any other amenities that are important to you.
Once you have a short list of the type of community you can see yourself living in, it is time to look at the house and land packages that are available in those areas. When examining different blocks of land, think about the size that will suit your needs. You will probably be coming across a range of narrow lots that suit Perth’s changing home trends so think about whether you want to build a two storey home or a single storey home. Home buyers should also inspect the slope of the land and have the quality of the soil tested.
Many home builders that have house and land packages available to buyers often have fixed price contracts, which outline all of the inclusions as well as exclusions that come with a particular package. Look out for home builders that have fixed price contracts with transparent information that covers all of the costs involved in their house and land packages.