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How Do I Choose My New Home’s Location?

16.07.21 - Getting Started

Finding the perfect block of land for you and your family can mean days of scrolling through listings, contacting land developers and site visits. But are you ensuring that you’re considering everything before committing to building in a location? Read on to discover five of our top recommendations on what to consider before committing to a build location.

Distance From Family, Friends and Work

The first question you’ll need to answer is how far are you willing to live from your family, friends and workplace? Do you have children that your family babysits? Do you often catch up with friends for coffee, after work sports or dinner? Or do you take public transport to work and enjoy shorter travel times? If you answered yes to any of the above, you may need to consider the convenience when choosing your block of land and check out some estates that fit your lifestyle. 

Are There Any Local Amenities Nearby 

If you’ve found a block you like, make sure you check out what local amenities are nearby. A local shopping complex will usually mean you can swing by for any last minute items. If you have kids, you may want to consider doing research on the school options in your catchment area. Lastly, if you or your family use public transport, ensure you research the possible routes available to you and if they suit your lifestyle. Not only will these amenities be more convenient for you and your family, but it could also increase your resale value if you choose to sell later down the track.  

Future Price Growth Potential 

You may want to consider investing in a property that has a potential price growth. While most properties naturally increase in value over the years, some properties have a tendency to grow at a higher rate, resulting in a more profitable sale. We suggest doing research in the suburbs you are interested in and analysing how much properties have sold for over the years to help with your decision.

Consider Any Proposed Developments

You may want to head to the local council’s website and see if there are any proposed developments in the area of the block of land that could impact the value of your future home. For example, a highway or main road built close to your home could cause unwanted noise, increase traffic and risk devaluing your home if and when you choose to sell it.

Can Your Favourite Home Design Fit On The Property?

Lastly, if you’ve found the perfect home design that perfectly suits your family, it’s important to chat to your sales consultant before purchasing the block you’re interested in so that they can advise its buildability. Feel free to head into your local Domaine Homes display centre and chat to one of our knowledgeable sales consultants about your new home.

However, if you’re struggling to find the perfect home design on a decent size block of land at a reasonable price, make sure you head over to our website and check out our house and land packages. We offer beautiful new homes in great locations and with over 40 years’ of design and building experience, we believe that you’ll enjoy our excellent service, high-quality results and peace of mind with our house and land solutions.

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