Building a new home gives you every opportunity to create a lifestyle that dreams are made of. Being able to incorporate into your design elements you’ve always wished for, and features you thought may not ever be within reach. Whilst the enormity of the process can be daunting, partnering with an award-winning, reliable and proficient new home builder guarantees all the hard work is done without you needing to worry. So where do you start?
Let’s take a look at five key steps to consider when you build a new home.
1. Know your budget
Property purchases and investments are our biggest financial outlay so it goes without saying that knowing our finances, intimately, is essential. Looking at your monthly outlays and seeking opportunities to further enhance savings are one way to make a positive start. Don’t forget too that when sourcing a loan, it is very important to shop around to find a lender that provides the most cost-effective option for you. Financial solutions are plentiful.
2. Understanding your land and location
Your land and its location are more important than you may realise. The new home you build needs to be compatible with the slope, and work to capitalise on the surrounds to make the most of what nature has to offer. This is where it pays to seek the advice of professionals during the initial consultation process. Site inspections are important and can save you a lot of money in the long run. As for the area, local amenities to serve you now and into the future can play a big part in the decision-making process as to where you call home.
3. Choosing a design for your new home
To say there are endless new home designs available is an understatement. But this is what makes creating your new home that much more exciting! By visiting local showrooms, browsing various floor plans and even creating your own vision board from magazine cuttings, you’ll start to get a feel for exactly what you want. And when it comes to locking this down, knowing that you can customise a pre-designed look to better suit your tastes allows your dreams to become reality that much faster.
4. Inclusions and exclusions
The key is to never assume. Don’t think that everything you see at a display home is what you are going to get. It is important that you are very clear on what is included in your design, and what are added extras. What is part of the standard set of fittings and fixtures, and what costs more. Seek out the specifications list that will itemise all inclusions and ask questions when in doubt.
5. Knowing how to choose the right builder for you
There are a few elements to consider here. Not only should your chosen builder be licensed, offer warranties over and above that of what you expect and have a solid reputation but also be open and honest with you right from the start. Transparent pricing, contracts that give you accurate costings, plenty of options and let’s not forget customisations. Knowing you have the ability to track progress at any time you want is very powerful.
Before you sign any contracts or lock in a design to build a new home, have a chat to the team at Dixon Homes Canberra. With local knowledge, over 50 years experience and more than 2000 new home designs, just to get you inspired, the design team are available now to chat to you about helping your dreams come true.
Dixon Homes Canberra can make your dream a reality. Contact us today!