WARNING: Visiting Display Homes can lead to you wanting to quickly sell your current home and build one that actually satisfies your family and lifestyle needs perfectly...
Each week around Melbourne and Victoria thousands of people are mesmerised by the Display Homes they discover. New Home Builders are a competitive bunch which is great for people looking at building. People soon discover when visiting display homes that the options are endless and their is something to satisfy everyone.
Visiting Display Homes is a great way to begin the research process and discover if building a new home is right for you. A practical place to start is by visiting a few Display Homes and Villages close to where you live. Simply type your suburb into the search field above and find Display Home search results closest to you.
When looking at display Homes you will naturally collect brochures and chat to sales agents and begin to get a feel of the sorts of homes that appeal to you.
To learn more about things to consider when visiting Display Homes, check out the section below called "Display Home Shopping".
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Display Home Shopping
When exploring Display Homes, there are a number of things you should consider to maximise how you spend your time to maximise your outcomes.
There are a lots and lots of display homes in Victoria and if you start walking into every home you walk past, you will soon get very confused and waste many weekends in the process. It takes around 3 -5 minutes to walk through a home and look over it properly, so if you consider there might be 50 Displays in a village, that's over 4 hours in just one village.
1. Decide on Key Criteria Early!
If you answer these questions early on you can avoid homes that don't match your requirements which will cut down on the time taken significantly. This could involve walking into the sales office first and looking over brochures of the homes on display to ensure they match your criteria:
- Single or Double Storey
- Number of Bedrooms
- Any Builders you Wouldn't Build with
- Builders that don't service your area
- Homes that are clearly far to big or small
- Homes that are clearly not in budget
2. Where to Visit
When starting out, visit any display homes and villages to get an initial feel for it. If the idea of building starts to really appeal, you may then wish to start thinking about where you plan to build your new home. The reason being that although some of the larger builders build across most key regions, many smaller and specialist builders focus on specific areas. If you are spending hours driving to display homes a long way from where you plan to build, you are probably spending time looking at homes that cant be built where you need them. Use MyPackage.com.au to put together a shopping list of homes you want to visit and visit those builders websites as well.
3. Suitability of Home to Land
If you have already purchased land, review the dimensions of the block and consider this when visiting Display Homes. If your block is very narrow or wide but short visit Display Homes that will actually suit your land. Another important consideration is if the block of land is sloping or steep. You should check with builders whether they build on sloping land before wasting time looking at their displays.
4. Floor Plan Options
Give consideration to the number of rooms and shared living spaces you require. This will start to guide you on the overall size of the home. There is a big difference between a 16 square home with single garage and 40 square home.
In terms of the floor plan start to get a feel for whether you want open plan or more of a segmented type home and really visualise your family in that design and whether it would be practical. If your family is large and noisy and you dream of having somewhere in the home to escape and relax maybe going completely open plan isn't ideal. Give consideration to where you want outdoor living spaces positioned, i.e. to the side or rear of the home.
5. Total Budget
Its worth giving thought to your total budget and even talking to lenders early on in the process. This way you can ensure your visiting homes that sit within the budget which needs to include home and land, so also look at land costs in the areas of interest.
6. Which Builder
Ask questions when visiting Display Homes to get a feel for the differences between each builder in terms of various aspects of standard inclusions, time frames, prices, reputations etc. When you find a display home that seems to tick all the boxes its well worth also spending time researching the builder themselves, in terms of their reputation on quality of construction, delivering on time, after sales care etc.
Get started now by conducting a search and you will be amazed at the many wonderful display homes on offer around Melbourne and Victoria.