Whether married, single or a property investor, your biggest dream in life is to have your own home. However, this is not easy for a lot of people to accomplish.
A recent growing trend is to invest in a house and land package option. What is good about this option? Why is this better than just buying the house and property separately? Read on to find out more.
What are a House and Land Packages?
A house and land package is where you get the house as well as the plot of land that the house is to be built on for one sum of money. Packages are generally offered in areas of new development or estates and you have a choice of house plans to choose from. The plans are usually designed to fit the land they are going to reside on.
Choosing a house and land package means that you can get everything sorted at the same time. If this sounds too good to be true, check out the advantages:
- Convenience. Choosing the right design to put on the land is usually the hardest decision to make when building. However, if you go with a house and land package you can select from available options that are already compatible with your property, avoiding what could otherwise be a major headache. Also, you can be sure that the structure and blueprint will conform to local building codes too.
- Affordability. You won’t have to worry about design costs because packages come with excellent plans that you can choose from so you no longer have to concern yourself with finding and hiring a separate architect and a contractor to build your house.
- Quick construction. If you buy a piece of land and then decide to build a house later, you would have to wait for your architect to complete the plan and this will take time. However, if you go with a package, you just have to pick out a design, customise materials to your satisfaction and make any necessary adjustments and you can have your house in minimal time.
Things to Think About
Consider your location. The location is something that should be considered when buying a house and land package. Things to consider would be the proximity to your workplaces and your family and your friends. Also it should be near schools and shopping facilities and accessible to public transportation in the event you find yourself without a car.
Check out the developer. Packages like these are usually offered by developers and you should do your due diligence before making your final decision. Find out how long they have been in business, how many houses and packages they have sold and completed. They should also be reputable and you should be able to get references from former clients. Also, make sure that they are licensed and they are registered with a local building association in Australia.
Building a new home is better as you can ensure that you get exactly what you want. However, to maximise your potential it is smarter to buy a house and land package. Indigo Homes offer a variety of fixed price packages, both single storey and highset homes with a widespread list of inclusions across prominent estates and developments in South East Queensland. Contact us or visit one of our display homes today.