There are numerous options available to us when we decide to purchase a new home. Will you purchase a unit, townhouse, an established house or house and land package? The opportunities are endless and some people never know where to begin. Each option maintains positives and negatives that will appeal to the individual at hand. Everyone is different and searching for new homes under different circumstances. Here are some reasons why choosing house and land packages can be more convenient.
House & Land Together
If you ultimately decide on a house and land package you secure the builder and the land at the same time. On 2 separate contracts, you will have the peace of mind knowing that your land and builder is secure at the immediate time you make your final decision on the lot and finalize the sale. From here on you have more opportunities to secure the home of your dreams.
You have the luxury of dealing with only the one builder in preparation of your new home. Your builder may outsource other reputable tradesmen to complete specific jobs, however is most cases you will primarily deal with the one builder. This is a positive as you can build a positive relationship with the builder and potentially secure some business together in the future when you look to expand or purchase investments.
Choosing a Floor Plan
Once your lot and builder is finalized, you have the opportunity to select a house plan or design from a range of options. Each floor plan or design will have been designed by reputable architects or professionals that will allow you to select the ideal choice for you and your family. Depending on the lot size will vary the options you have to choose from, however their most likely will be a suitable option that suits your individual and family requirements.
This is the fun part. After you have finalized the sale, selected the lot and floor plan that your home will be situated, your home will commence construction. In the meantime you have the exciting task of selecting internal amenities such as preferred paint colours for the walls, floor coverings such as carpets or timber flooring for individual rooms and areas. These are the choices that will really determine and identify and character of your home.
Depending on your reputable builder and their flexibility, you may have the option to tweak or modify specific aspects of the house design. This could include altered dimensions of a room size, different location of a door or window or even different bench tops and kitchen finishes. Yet again this depends on the flexibility of your builder and their resources available.
These are some of the key differences and opportunities offered when selecting a house and land package over other established houses or units. As mentioned, depending on the individual or family requirements a house and land package may be a suitable or an unsuitable option, however there are many perks of choosing a house and land package over the competitive options. The luxury of dealing with project home builders offers endless opportunities to create the home of your dreams.
Joey is one of the leading Architects in Sydney, Australia. He says house and land packages are a great way to save money on a new home and many of his house designs can be seen in Sydney’s display home areas.