Here are Some Factors to Consider when Buying Home and Land Packages

May 11, 2021
Here are Some Factors to Consider when Buying Home and Land Packages

Let’s face it, building a home is stressful. From securing finance, choosing a piece of land, home design, permits and paperwork, deciding on a builder, the list goes on. If you don’t want to go through the hassle, buying a home and land package may be the best thing for you.

Buying a home and land package from a trusted company will save you these hassles. There are two ways of purchasing a home and land package. You can choose to buy land that goes with a prebuilt, ready to move-in house or a block of land and then build a house choosing from a range design.

Either way, both options have their advantages and disadvantages.

Option 1:

The prebuilt house and land package makes your life easy. What you see is what you get. It becomes a hassle if you want to incorporate your own ideas that need deconstruction, which will likely be more costly.

Option 2:

If you want to incorporate some of your ideas, you have to choose the buy the land and build a house option. This will take longer because of the construction time, but you’ll ultimately get the house design you want. The common disadvantage of option two is limited design. However, come to think of it, the main reason why you opted to purchase a home and land package is that you want to skip all the need to look into materials, home designs, etc. Therefore, this is actually to your advantage.

Not all house and land packages are the same. To help you decide whether a home and land package is good, here are some factors to consider:

1. Cost Transparency

Affordable and stress-free, these are the words that can both lure and cause suspicion to new homebuyers. It is best to be cautious because buying a home is not an easy decision. As a buyer, it is your right to check on the elements included in the contract. You’ll also have to look into any hidden charges. A reputable builder will provide you with detailed pricing and costing, so you won’t encounter surprising additional costs during the development. Some duties to check are site fees and stamp duty.

2. Collaborative, Inclusive, and Design Flexibility

One of the benefits of acquiring a home and land package is they usually have stunning pre-designed homes. A single visit to their showroom will convince you to quickly move in as soon as possible. It’s perfect as it is, but then you’ll think, I want to add this and that just like you have always imagined your dream home will be. With this in mind, you have to include a home and land package that is open to collaboration, offers a flexible design, and welcomes you all throughout the building process.

You must have a talk and collaborate with the builder to decide on the best home design and inclusion based on your budget, lifestyle and vision. Some options for a personal touch are the type of flooring, tiles, finish and landscape.  A hint of caution, additional cost may be added for added inclusions, but at least, you’ll have your vision come true. Aside from preconstruction talk, you should be free to monitor the construction progress, be aware of inspections, and be updated on the stages of development so you can opt to see it for yourself.

3. High-Quality Materials and Premium Inclusions

You must always check on the material used in your home. Home and land packages are usually offered at an affordable price as one of their benefits. However, if you’re offered an unreasonably low priced home and land package, please make sure to check and compare the materials used.

Aside from basic home inclusions, premium inclusions are offered for added comfort, aesthetic and functionality. It’s like home upgrades right from the start. This is beneficial if you want to set your new build house apart from your neighbours.

4. Location

Home and land packages are typically offered within the suburbs that are suitable for family living. However, you still need to consider established suburbs with a high possibility of development, and having access to basic amenities is essential. These essential amenities include hospitals, schools, transportation, and shopping facilities.

5. Reputable builder

Choosing the right builder is the most important thing to consider. If you select a prebuilt house, have a background check on the builder who constructed the house. This goes the same if you choose the option to build a home after buying the land. You should pick a builder with years of experience under their belt, with a comprehensive portfolio of houses and satisfied clients.

Here’s a tip for you, you’ll know that a builder is trustworthy if they can provide you with detailed prefabrication materials and an after-sale/build warranty. This means they know what they are doing, tried and tested design and materials and are confident of the quality of the work.

Why Should You Choose Our Home and Land Packages

BuildQ is a builder you can trust. Rest assured that our home and land packages are built with top-quality and durable materials, designed to keep you warm in winters and comfortable in summers. Since our goal is to make your vision come true, our team of architects and engineers are open to listen and include your ideas and needs to build the house of your dreams. We’ll also take the burden of handling all the necessary permits and contracts needed to construct your home while making you feel included with updates and the freedom to monitor construction progress. There’s more! Because we are confident of our work, we also offer a 6-year structural guarantee and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Please check out our latest home and land package built with a contemporary and luxurious design, made for a comfortable family living. Located within established suburbs with a family-friendly atmosphere and close to various essential amenities, our homes are a must-see.

You can also visit our YouTube channel for an online house tour of our current offers.

Call us today and let’s talk about your #dreamhome