1. You don't have to own your home
There is a fundamental question in whether owning a home actually makes sense for your particular circumstances. Some people will tell you that paying rent is throwing money away, but there are many benefits to renting, particularly if you move around a lot.
2. The advice your uncle gave you is not a law to abide by
As soon as you announce that you're looking to buy property, you can expect friends and family to come out of the woodwork with all their well-intentioned advice. Remember that principles that may have been true in the past don't necessarily continue to be so in the changeable property market.
3. Take the time to sniff out any issues with the property
Smell for mould, and animal-related odours. Knock on walls to see if they sound hollow. Open the dryer and the dishwasher – you never know if pests are living in there. Does the toilet flush properly? Does the heating/air-conditioning work? Is the flue functioning above the fireplace? Is the water pressure okay?
4. Work with experienced professionals
Hire the most thorough, licensed home inspector you can find to pinpoint any issues that could potentially end up becoming costly repairs. To avoid conflict, make sure your lawyer is not also representing the seller.
Whether you have your own section or need help finding one, ask our friendly New Home Consultants to assist you with starting your new home journey. We assist with Geo-Technical reports, surveys and subdividing.
Your Wish List and Concept
Our experienced architectural technicians take pride in ensuring your home is custom tailored to suit your lifestyle. This is the time to discuss all the important elements you want for your home and start visualizing what the ideal home looks like for you. We offer a custom design service, which delivers a unique home design specifically suited to your needs, budget and style.
Your Quote and Contract
Once your design is finalized, we will begin quoting your build - ensuring it achieves the perfect balance of style and value. Our goal is to craft a design that gives you the most home for your money.
Your Construction drawings and Selections
When your deposit payment has been received, your plans will be scheduled for council submission and the final construction drawings will commence. We will arrange your first selections meeting prior to your plans going to council, giving you plenty of time to explore options and chose the perfect finishing touches for your home.
Our dedicated Project Managers and Client Services team will ensure your build runs smoothly and the quality of your home is completed to a high standard. They will communicate with you throughout your build and ensure you are updated with construction details.