When you’re on the hunt for a new home, it’s normal to exercise caution. You don’t want to mess around with a decision as important as the place you’ll be calling home. It’s a long-term investment that should be worthy of your commitment, but how do you know you’ve found the right house to buy? With these tips, you can make the process that little bit smoother.

It ticks off all your requirements

The property might not have every feature on your want list, but it should check the most important boxes – the must-haves. It has the right number of rooms and enough space for your present and future needs, maybe it doesn’t need all the bells and whistles as you thought. However, if you like the idea of buying a home with fewer compromises on those “nice-to-have” items, building in a master-planned community is a great way of doing this. House and land packages give buyers a blank slate, building tailor-made lifestyles at an affordable price.

The neighbourhood is perfect

If you’re wondering how to find the right house to buy, considering the surrounding area is equally important. It’s important to choose a suburb you will enjoy living in: this can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing. In the CBD where jobs are more concentrated, buyers pay a premium for a shorter commute. While your budget might get you an apartment in the city, with the same amount you could be living in a multi-bedroom home with a garden in Wyndham Vale, where the boutique community of Savana is located. While it may be an outer suburb, access to the train station is close with just a 40 minute trip into the CBD.

Your first impression of the home

First impressions are everything. Your gut will tell you everything you need to know, as you ask: how does it look from the outside? Are you excited to go inside? Notice how you feel when you walk through the front door. If you’ve truly found the right house to buy, the space will make you feel warm and comforting, inviting you to explore. If you can imagine yourself living there or you’re already planning where the furniture will go, that’s another good indicator of whether it will feel like home.

Old vs New

If you want to live in an older home, there are pros and cons. The same goes for newer homes. Deciding which you prefer is important, as it could determine how much you end up paying down the track. For those who wish to live in well-established communities, older homes can be appealing. On the other hand, newer homes generally require lower amounts of stress and money to live in and maintain. While in the past a newer home would have called for a higher asking price and would often be situated further away from amenities, today this is not the case. Buying land for sale at Savana, you get the best of both worlds: for example, while living in the established broader community of Wyndham Vale, amenities are still close at hand. Your home is built by the builder of your choice.

Finally, remember the basics. Don’t be tempted to slide outside your budget. Check out the location; schools within the area and transport links, for example. A house is a long-term decision. Be passionate about the life you dream of living… just don’t forget to be practical as well.

As a boutique village address that offers an exceptional location and a true sense of neighbourhood spirit, it all comes together at Savana. You can start your new journey by purchasing land at Savana, so enquire today.

At AVID, we create places where people love to belong. To find out more about our developments in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and how you can invest in the home of your dreams, contact us today.

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