Choosing the right community to live in, and block of land to buy – one that feels just right for you and your family, is just as important as deciding on the type of home you want to build. And while there’s a lot of research you can do online, nothing beats getting out and about and experiencing a location first-hand.
Here are 6 reasons why we recommend visiting a land sales office to find your perfect block of land to build your new home.
1. Visualise your future community
If the community you’re visiting is at the early stages of development, it can be difficult to get a feel of what the community will be like. The team in the land sales office will be able to bring the vision of the community to life for you. They’ll talk you through the masterplan of the community, including key features and amenities you can expect. Peet’s land sales offices are referred to as Sales and Information Centres and you can find them in our communities in WA, VIC, QLD, SA and NSW. Click here to find the addresses and visit one today!
Peet's Riverbank community, QLD.
2. Get the inside knowledge
In more established communities, the team at the land sales office will be able to provide you with the community initiatives and events they have planned, so you can come along and meet your future neighbours. They’ll point out amenities and community facilities that will be of interest to you – such as schools, childcare centres, supermarkets and transport links. The sales team will have an in-depth knowledge of the community and be able to talk in detail about what’s important to you.
3. Gain confidence in the developer
Buying land and building a home is a big financial step. It’s important that you have confidence in the company that is developing the estate that you’re considering purchasing land in. A visit to the sales and information centre will give you the opportunity to ask questions about the history, track record and the financial capability of the developer to deliver the amenities, landscaping and community facilities that they’re promising. Did you know Peet has been around for over 125 years? You can find out more about Peet here and read about our history.
Village Green Sales and Information Centre, QLD
4. Understand the buying process
As you’d expect, the process of buying land has numerous steps involved. The sales professionals in a land sales office will be able to break down the process, so you understand each step of the buying journey – from making an offer, right through to taking ownership and settling. The sales professional will also talk to you about your budget and make you aware of any government assistance you may be eligible for. You may be surprised what’s on offer, especially if you’re a first home buyer!
5. Find the perfect block of land for you
Block sizes and shapes can vary greatly. The sales team will be able to outline exactly what’s on offer within your budget. They’ll talk to you about what type of home you’re looking to build, and what blocks will suit best. They will also outline other factors to consider when selecting a block of land such as aspect, inclines and soil composition.
Peet's Riverbank community, QLD
6. Get a handle on the building stages
Remember to also talk to the sales team about the different stages of building, starting with any advice they may have around how to choose the right builder. They can also talk to you about any covenants or building design considerations you need to be aware of, and whether you need to start building within a certain time frame. The sales team will also let you know about any bonus front garden landscaping or solar power packages available for the community which can make a real difference to your wallet!
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