Whether you’re a first home buyer or an existing property owner, house and land packages are an appealing way of building a new home.

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This blog post was sponsored by SmoothStart

Luckily for you, there is a limitless choice of house and land packages available in Perth but with all of the home builders in the market, how do you compare between house and land options and decide which is right for you?

The team from SmoothStart have provided a quick list of the most important things you need to consider when it comes to selecting the right house and land package.

  1. Community

When it comes to building a new home, a lot of people jump the gun. They begin the process of selecting a house and land package by either looking at blocks of land that are available or by deciding first on the type of house they want. While both of these steps are crucial in the decision making process, there is a vital step that should be made initially before any other steps are considered, and that is to determine what type of community or suburb you would like to live in. This seems like an obvious step but it is often overlooked as home buyers get caught up in the excitement of building a home.

House and land package buyers can get a sense of a community simply by walking around the neighbourhood. Are the streets full of people enjoying their front porches or gardening? Are their children playing outside or people exercising in the park? Before you select a house and land package, spend some time getting a feel for the type of community you want to be a part of.

  1. Infrastructure

It is important that you look for house and land packages in areas that have the infrastructure and access to amenities that are important in your lifestyle. Look out for development in public transport, shopping centres, schools, public spaces and any other amenities that are important to you.

  1. The block

Once you have a short list of the type of community you can see yourself living in, it is time to look at the house and land packages that are available in those areas. When examining different blocks of land, think about the size that will suit your needs. You may even come across a range of narrow lots that suit Perth’s changing home trends. Home buyers should also inspect the slope of the land and have the quality of the soil tested.

In fact, the SmoothStart house and land team will happily meet you at your block so you can start to visualise living there. There’s no better feeling than standing on the block that your new home will be built on.

  1. Price

Many home builders that have house and land packages available to buyers often have fixed price contracts, which outline all of the inclusions as well as exclusions that come with a particular package. Look out for home builders that have fixed price contracts with transparent information that covers all of the costs involved in their house and land packages.

About the post sponsor, SmoothStart
If you have been considering a house and land package, give the team at SmoothStart a call and ask about the packages available starting from $286 per week. Let them know what you have in mind and get the process started.