Love the Display Home

BUT CAN YOU AFFORD IT?

When you visit a Builders Display home you will probably be given a price list which quotes the Basic Price for the house you are looking at.

Don’t be fooled!……… The feature you see in the Display Home will add much more to the cost.

The following table provides examples of the value of upgrades added to Display Homes around Melbourne.

Builder

House

Base Price

As Displayed

Percentage Increase

Burbank

Prescott 1900

$152,200

$205,489

35%

Carlisle Homes

Illuka 25

$179,900

$248,895

38%

Dennis Family Homes

Hastings 241

$177,900

$251,400

41%

Hallbury Homes

Vogue 39

$314,900

$484,900

54%

Metricon

Delta 22

$169,200

$253,262

50%

Porter Davies Homes

Montague 21

$161,900

$255,563

58%

Simmons

Villa Vitoria

$294,600

$479,038

63%

All figures as published in the Melbourne Herald Sun 17 August 2013

Additional Costs

In addition to the displayed costs you might have to pay extra for:

  • Site costs
  • Driveways
  • Landscaping
  • Bushfire Protection
  • Other Upgrades (such as additional power sockets)

To get some idea about how the costs can add up follow this link: What Will It Cost.

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