Brand new homes are exciting and building one can help you achieve your dream home. However, for most people, building a brand new home can be daunting and a little scary. There are so many unknowns that come with building a home, but luckily many builders have display homes available to show prospective home buyers what their new home will look like.
There are many benefits of visiting display homes before you begin building. And with so many new home builders out there, people looking to build a house should take every opportunity to see what they have already built. Visiting multiple display homes gives buyers a chance to touch and feel what their new home could be. Not all brand new homes will suit your lifestyle, so by visiting a range of display homes, you will be able to see what you like, what you don’t like and if the overall space is big, or small, enough for you.
Visiting home display villages also gives you the opportunity to talk to multiple new home builders to understand the process of building your home, what materials you want and how much building your home will cost. Talk with the builder about what is included in the display home and what is extra, because just because it is on display does not necessarily mean that it is included in the standard package. It is also a time for you to find out if the display home will suit your block of land and if anything needs to be done to your land in order to ensure the build goes smoothly.
If you opt to visit multiple display villages in the one day, make sure you plan accordingly, as you want to be able to spend some time talking to the builders without feeling rushed. It is always a good idea to visit display villages that are close to one another so you can spend more time exploring the houses and less time in the car. Looking at a display village will usually take half a day at least, and as, most display villages are not clustered together, visiting more than one in a day would be difficult to manage.
Preparation is Key
Building your own home is a huge task, which is why when you visit a display home, you need to be prepared. You should have a budget in mind before you look at any display homes because those $15,000 upgrades might seem small, but they all add up. Make a budget and stick to it.
You should also create a list of ‘must haves’, the ideal features for your new house. Knowing these beforehand will stop you from looking at those unnecessary upgrades. Finally, remember to have fun and relax. While you do need to be sensible with such a big investment, you should also take pleasure in looking at your perfect home; after all, you might spend the next 20 years living in it.
The Homeworld Display Villages helps ease the stress of looking at display homes. With 49 leading home builders showcasing 190 display homes across three villages, you won’t have to drive all over town to find your perfect home. Learn more at discoverhomeworld.com.au/