When it comes to building a new home, there are some important questions you need to ask. Some of these are similar to when you buy a previously built home, but some are completely different. Here are the top questions to ask when deciding on a new home package.
This one is key. You need to fully understand what your new home package includes. Some do not include things like garden landscaping, flooring or painting, so make sure to know the answers to this question early in your discussions. This will help you get an accurate quote and make sure that you can factor in any additional work into your budget, something that is never far from your mind.
You’ll also want to know what kind of doors, room layout and types of windows are included in the package. You want to make sure that you are getting the home that suits you, so make sure you are happy with your new house. You might want a balcony so you can enjoy those beautiful Perth nights, or energy-efficient windows to save you some money on the energy bills. Just make sure you know what you are getting.
Can I see your previously built homes?
It’s helpful to look at other already-built package homes throughout Perth. This way, you know what your new home might look like. Looking at a package in a catalogue or talking to people is one thing, but seeing it with your own eyes is another. Going out and seeing previously built homes is also a great way to get inspiration for your own. It can help you decide which package is best for you and help you understand what exactly you want from your home.
What materials are used?
Different package homes use different materials, and these can have a radical impact on its quality. Energy efficient windows can make a huge difference in how easy it is to keep your home cool in summer and warm in the winter. Check out our article on cost comparisons for window glaze options on Perth homes.
When considering the materials, also think about the interior. You want to make sure that the flooring and walls are made in a way that you are happy with. On top of that, even small changes, such as the type of insulation or wood can make a big impact on your life in your new home.
What is the neighbourhood like?
Once you’ve decided on the package you want, and you feel you understand what your new home will look like, it’s time to check out the neighbourhood. You will want to ensure you have access to all the amenities you want. If you have children or planning to have children, then you will want to take a look a the schools. On top of all of this, don’t neglect your direct neighbours. You will want to get to know them and have a chat with them about the neighbourhood. They will be able to give you a lot of information that can be tricky to find elsewhere. You want to make sure that you love the neighbourhood as much as you love your new home.
Are there any future plans for the area?
You will also want to take a look at any future developments in the area and see how they might affect you and your new home. For example, if there are plans to build a new shopping mall nearby, then you need to weigh how that will affect you, and whether it is something you want to live near. Many future developments like this have positives and negatives that you need to consider.
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