If you’re like many Perth people ready to make the move into a new home, you’ll know how crowded the market is. Established homes are being snapped up within days and what’s left is either out of your price range or too much of a ‘renovator’s dream’.
While the building industry is also seeing a boom, there are great opportunities to get the home of your dreams in the suburb you want. The answer – house and land packages.
A builder, like Blueprint Homes, is constantly updating their list of house and land packages, both in new estates and established suburbs. If you are planning to build and decide to search for your own land, keep in mind you might hit a few roadblocks down the track. There is a lot more to choosing a block than you may think.
Let’s look at what you need to know to select the right house and land package.
The right block for your house and land package
The perfect block can mean one thing to a buyer and another thing to a builder.
What buyers look for
For buyers, the right block is usually the size and the location. In other words, enough room for a decent-sized home, a bit of backyard, maybe room for a pool and located in a suburb that they like – preferably close to amenities, schools and transport.
What builders look for
For builders, the right block is one that fits the house perfectly. There’s plenty to consider, like the width and length and whether the block is on a significant slope. Your builder will also need to consider the orientation of the block to ensure you maximise the heat and light in winter. In Perth, a north-facing block is an ideal choice. The space located on the east and west side of the home can get uncomfortably hot in summer and are better suited to rooms like the laundry, garage and storage areas.
When you buy a house and land package, all the preparation has been done. Your builder will have selected a house that gives you space to live comfortably, fits the block perfectly and is orientated to take advantage of our natural resources, like the sun and sea breeze.
Choosing a home for your house and land package
The standard 4 x 2 home is still the benchmark for a comfortable family home. However, if you’re entering the market for the first time or downsizing, you may opt for one of the many 3 x 2 house and land packages available.
When you look online at the house and land packages available, remember the size of the home has usually been selected to specifically fit the block. That doesn’t mean you can’t make changes. A builder like Blueprint Homes offers custom designed homes. If you decide you want a larger living space or you want to upgrade to a luxury kitchen, you can.
Finance for house and land packages
If this is your first venture into home ownership, organising the finance can be a daunting prospect. There is often lots of paperwork in a language that sometimes needs an interpreter. Luckily, your builder has been through the process many times and can guide you.
Choosing to finance through your builder can have many benefits. Instead of you running around talking to brokers, builders and land agents, your builder will do most of the leg work for you.
Building a home in Perth comes with a range of financial incentives like the first home buyers grant, plus the state and federal building grants. You won’t need to bother chasing up what cash incentives are available to you – your builder will tell you what you’re owed and help you with the paperwork.
House and land packages are a great way to ease into the market. Blueprint Homes has access to blocks of land in great Perth suburbs and land developments.
If you’re ready to build and want to see what’s available, check out the house and land packages available right now. If you’d like to find out more about home and land, or finance, contact the team at Blueprint Homes.