Understand Home Inclusions and Hidden Costs
What will your home include? Are there any hidden costs you need to avoid? Find out what you need to look out for in this guide.
Approximately twice as many people prefer buying a new home compared to an existing home. ‘New’ is defined as a brand new property that has never been lived in, or a home purchased in the pre-construction phase. There are many reasons people prefer to buy a new home, including:
1. Customise it to suit you
With a brand new home, you’re able to pick and choose exactly what you want, so your home can be built with your personal taste, family size and lifestyle in mind.
2. No renovating
With a new home, there’s no work to be done. No weekends spent ‘fixing things up’. You don’t have to lift a finger. And that’s a big bonus if you lead a busy lifestyle.
3. All the bells & whistles
New homes come with the latest design features that today’s lifestyle demands, like open plan living, entertainer kitchens, walk-in wardrobes, large master suites and multiple bathrooms. Many older homes simply don’t have these luxuries.
4. No maintenance
A major financial benefit of having a new home is that you don’t have to do much maintenance. With brand new appliances, plumbing, roofing and paintwork, your home should be repair-free for quite a few years.
5. More energy efficient
As new homes incorporate the latest energy-efficient building materials, lighting and appliances, you will probably enjoy lower utility bills.
6. The latest technology
New homes are usually equipped with the latest technology already built-in, such as alarm systems, internet wiring and cable – saving you time, money and holes in the walls.
7. You’re the very first owner
As your house is a new build, it’s all yours. No one has ever lived there before, so you can make it well and truly your own. And that’s a great feeling!
At Hallmark Homes, our team is ready to help you with any queries you may have about building a new home. If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact us today.