The Importance Of Display Homes: What To Look For
Buying or building a new home is a major investment so it’s sensible to spend as much time as you can choosing one that will meet your needs as a potentially growing family, so you can live in and enjoy your home in the long term.
Whether you’re starting from scratch or planning on moving into a specific design, touring the display villages around Australia can be hugely enjoyable – especially if you walk into a wonderful house that instantly feels like home.
There are a number of things you can do before and during your display home visits to ensure you maximize on the opportunity. Here’s our short personal checklist:
Do your research
A good way to get inspiration is to have a look through magazines and websites to gather information about builders and the type of home you’re actually looking for. Technology has played a huge part in how we can view floor plans, bedroom sizes and price with virtual tours and mock-ups available on many sites. Once you’ve gathered as much relevant information as possible you can plan your visit to the display villages.
Plan your day
Before you head to the display village have some sort of itinerary in your head. Make sure that you think carefully about logistics, visit as many houses in one area as you can manage in a single day and avoid weekends because the traffic – cars and people! – will be heavy. Finally, try and plan when you might be able to go back for a second or third viewing.
Think while you look
Excitement would overwhelm the best of us during a display home visit but it’s important to keep a level head and think very carefully about what you’re seeing. Imagine how you would use the space for fixtures, finishing and floor plan and the overall look of the house. Is the location good? Is the quality of the house up to scratch? And does the design suit yours and your family’s lifestyle? These are all important questions to ask.
Lastly, have a close look at practical features such as storage options, electricity points, phone connection and other utilities before making your choice.
Before you go…
Don’t forget to pick up any documentation – anything that will help jog your memory of the houses and provide further information.
Get in touch with our expert brokers at Opulent Finance and have your queries answered free of cost.