Choosing a Location to Build Your Home
Location is the first point of call for aspiring homeowners on the hunt for their first abode. It's also an old cliché in real estate we're sure you've heard before, but because its importance is multi-layered, including meeting your needs, preferences, cost and resale value, it's a consideration that you really can't avoid. Where to build a house is a primary concern for first-time buyers as it determines many of your lifestyle preferences, and when you play your cards right, you can meet all of your needs at an affordable price.
Every region, suburb and neighbourhood offers a unique combination of amenities, atmosphere, community, lifestyle and affordability. That's a lot to consider – and a lot of pressure to put on the location of your new build. As a first home, or for any home, it's unreasonable to expect a single location to cover every need and be at the right price. Some sacrifices are needed, but with the right balance and working with a trusted builder, you should only have to negotiate on the important things.
Arriving at your ideal first home requires some planning and consideration. You can make it a lot easier on yourself with a critical first step – understanding what you and your family need, want and prefer in your home’s location.