Things to Look for in Your House and Land Package

Things to Look for in Your House and Land Package

When you purchase a house and land package, you get the benefits of flexibility and customisation with your brand new home. You have the option of choosing your block of land and, often, you can decide what style of home you want to have based on the variety of options provided by the housing developer. The prospect, however exciting, can still be overwhelming. You’ll need to consider everything that goes into choosing a builder, a block and the neighbourhood.

Choose the right builder

New home builders will offer a range of display homes for you to view. A builder’s range will show you what kinds of styles they can accomplish in your home, so make sure to take your time and ask as many questions as possible. Make sure to ask the builder or sales rep what from the display home is actually included in the actual home and whether they can really pull off the layout they feature. Find out what sustainability and energy efficient features they can incorporate into the design and finally, when they can begin construction. Get a final quote on the price and on the amount of time it will take for your home to be constructed.

Choosing an estate that is right for you

When you’re looking an estate that is being developed, you’ll notice that it becomes a sort of community. You want to choose a community that fits in with your lifestyle, and that includes location. If you choose to live in the suburbs but work in the city, find out how near the estate is to the highway or any other public infrastructure like transit options. You’ll want to choose a location that is not too far from work, friends or family. In addition, consider the resources that are nearby, such as shopping centres, childcare and schools. Are there any parks, bodies of water or hiking trails nearby? These elements will truly make or break your decision. 

The size and slope of the lot

This, again, goes back to your lifestyle. Are you first-time homebuyers with no children? Do you plan on having children? Already a large family? Most blocks in estates range from 300 square metres to 600 square metres. If you feel you can manage living in a smaller lot, you’re likely going to be closer to parks, retail and highways to make things easier for you. Smaller lots are also more affordable, but if you plan to upgrade in coming years and decades, a bigger backyard may accommodate you better.

In addition, the slope and orientation of the block is important to consider. The flatter the land, the easier to build on, so if you’re looking at a sloped lot, make sure to pay accordingly. If you want to build with volume, flatter is also better. Split-level homes with bespoke design will benefit from sloped land. Also pay attention to where the sun is oriented. Does your backyard get a lovely afternoon sun? Will your bedroom get the morning sun?

Choose the right builder

New home builders will offer a range of display homes for you to view. A builder’s range will show you what kinds of styles they can accomplish in your home, so make sure to take your time and ask as many questions as possible. Make sure to ask the builder or sales rep what from the display home is actually included in the actual home and whether they can really pull off the layout they feature. Find out what sustainability and energy efficient features they can incorporate into the design and finally, when they can begin construction. Get a final quote on the price and on the amount of time it will take for your home to be constructed.

Make sure you choose a builder who you feel comfortable with and who is transparent in all dealings. Also make sure they have good references, builder’s insurance and are fully licensed. 

Contact Rawdon Hill for your house and land package around Melbourne today.