What to Look For When Buying your First Home

Guest Post by Doug Jones

If you and your partner are ready to start a family and are thinking of purchasing your very first home, there is much to consider.

Obviously, the location would need to be suitable for you both, and not too far from your workplace, and this would be the first stage in the selection process.

Once you have narrowed down your preferences to a specific area, then you can begin to think about sourcing a developer.

Housing Developments

Your first home purchase can be a daunting process, and by dealing with an established builder who has several housing projects on the go, they will be able to guide you through the process.

There are a multitude of reasons why you should buy into an existing housing project, and with all the amenities you would need on tap, so to speak, the housing development would be suited to the family lifestyle.

The developer would have a range of display homes, which allows you to really experience the property before making a commitment.

Design Options

The modern housing developer would be happy to work to the client’s specifications where possible, and this allows you, the occupant, to have some input at the design stage, tailoring the living space to suit. You might fall in love with an existing design, and not require any special additions, but whatever you decide, the finished design would be perfect.

Accredited and Recognised

Buying a property is no small outlay, in fact, for most people, it is the biggest single investment they will ever make, and therefore it makes sense to ensure the building work is of the highest quality.

The only way you can be sure of the builder’s expertise is to look for an award winning or accredited builder who has been around for a good few years.

You would be able to visit a few of the developer’s current projects, and see for yourself the quality of the homes, and also experience the ambience of the development, which would already be well occupied.

Finance Options

Trying to borrow money from the banks involves a tedious process, and after several face to face meetings, you would likely be told to wait a few years, but there are developers that can also offer attractive loans, and this way, you are only dealing with a single company.

Financing the purchase would be one of the first things to do, and by talking to the right developer, you can quickly receive a pre-mortgage approval and move on to house selection.

Display Homes

If you are lucky enough to come across a developer that has display homes for sale, this can really save you some money.

Not only that, when the last unit is sold, and the display home is handed over, you will inherit all of the expensive fittings, so there is less need to buy anything.

Buying your first home is an exciting time, and by dealing with the right developer, you can be sure that your dream home will live up to your expectations. Please visit Red Ink Homes to learn more about buying a new home in Perth.