Mention “Carbon footprint” and images of solar panels, rainwater tanks and reusable Aldi shopping bags spring to mind. Environmental sustainability has become a popular, mainstream topic for average Australians and some of us have taken our green pride further and invested in some serious solar panel roof bling – all with the promise of saving the world, (and cold hard cash to boot).
Maybe you have kids…perhaps you want children…or maybe you just want a solid return on the home you want to buy. It could be all of the above. You open the newspaper and once again, another article about which is the hot spot school zone to buy in. There is a lot of talk about how buying into the right school zone will be the most important real estate decision you’ll ever make. But which one? And more importantly – can you afford it?
Why do you think we are so passionate about our custom house and land packages?Custom homes are more than just a home built to your specifications…Imagine your hand picked piece of land and a beautiful home that suits your lifestyle perfectly. Custom homes are so much more than choosing bedroom sizes and kitchen cabinet finishes.
Believe the big boys on the building block and you will have your dream home in record time with zero fuss and be on your way to living happily ever after. This is the message Volume Builders sell to people every day so they sign on the dotted line for their new home. Catchy ads tell us it’s fast and cheap with Volume Builders. We hear it on the radio, we see it in our newspapers and we gush over it in shiny display suites.
We all love shiny and new and what better way of getting this than building a home – it’s the great Australian dream! House and land packages, glossy brochures and perfect display homes can offer couples an accessible entry into a difficult housing market. But is buying into a new estate everything we hope it will be? Are there benefits of purchasing in an existing area that outweigh the excitement of building your dream home? An honest, professional builder will tell you that there are certainly advantages with buying off the plan but our experience has shown there are also potential pitfalls in pioneering a new estate.