How to choose the right home and land package for you

Choosing your land
Choosing your land will be an important decision as not only will you need enough space to build your home, but you will also need to consider other factors such as the size of your backyard, if you would like your block to have a north or south aspect and if you would like to be close to parklands or on a corner block. You will also need to consider any future plans and if children will be in the picture, as having a bigger backyard now may be beneficial for a growing family down the track. At Brookmont you can choose from 10m, 12m, 15m, and 18m wide allotments that are all 30m deep, giving you plenty of room to build on but also enough space to enjoy a backyard or that extra bedroom, study or home theatre you’ve always wanted.

Choosing the right builder
Trying to find the right home design and builder can be exciting, but it’s important to not get carried away with the décor in a Display Home! Consider the finishes, materials and fittings to make sure that you will be happy with your home no matter how you decide to decorate it. With energy and water bills on the rise, you will also need to consider the environmental impact of your new home and if there are any sustainability features incorporated into the design. Not only will this help with the environment, it could also save you money on water and energy bills!

The less exciting part of building a new home is making sure that the builder has the correct insurances and warranties, as well as any cost variances or differences that may arise between what you have seen in the Display Home and what you will be seeing when you finally get the keys. All of the Display Home builders at Brookmont are required to carry insurance on your behalf.

Adding the bells and whistles
When choosing the right builder for your home, you will need to look closely at what is included in your package and if there are any upgrades you will need to build your dream home. Sometimes Display Homes feature the best fittings, finishes and appliances which may not be included in the standard package so it’s important to weigh in any extras that you may need to add to your home. Some builders also have special offers such as complimentary landscaping, upgraded appliances or air-conditioning which can make a significant difference to your final build cost.

After deciding on your ideal home package, you may also be able to customise your layout to better suit your individual needs, so have a chat with the builder early on in the process. Some builders will be more flexible than others and depending on how much you customise the construction, it could also add extra costs and time to your build. Before signing your build contract, always make sure you find out the construction timelines and the expected handover date. It is also important to discuss your borrowing capacity with your mortgage broker or lender to ensure that you will be able to afford upgrading your ideal home features or customizing your home layout plan.

Costs in building
Other factors to consider when purchasing an allotment and building a new home are the fees, as these can vary from buying an existing home. The bonus with building a new home in South Australia is that you will only be paying stamp duty on the land, rather than the house AND the land – this saves thousands of dollars. Plus, if you’re a First Home Buyer, you could save $15k with the Government’s First Home Owner’s Grant. On top of the stamp duty, you will also need to keep an eye on conveyancing, legal and bank fees. Your mortgage broker should be able to advise how much your fees will be so that you can budget for them.

Choosing the right community
If you are building a home in a new development, it’s important to consider the masterplan and what’s included within the estate. Walking paths, bike paths, reserves, shelters and seating areas can have a really positive impact on your wellbeing and lifestyle – as can proximity to amenity and transport. Masterplanned developments also tend to offer a sense of community that is difficult to find elsewhere. Luckily for you, Brookmont has an abundance of cafes nearby and is close to local shopping centres, Bunnings and a variety of different schools, such as John Hartley School and St Columba Senior College. If you need to venture out a little further for work or play, Brookmont is in the heart of Andrews Farm which is only 25 minutes south of the Barossa and 45 minutes north of the Adelaide CBD.

In our Samphire Release, you will have the opportunity to choose your own builder or select from our 10+ builders that have already established homes in our Display Village to showcase their latest homes and design trends. With over 20 homes to explore, you will have a world of inspiration to get ideas from or choose one of the layouts that you have already fallen in love with.

At Brookmont you will have plenty of choice when it comes to both land and house size, choice of builder and also choice of where to work, school or shop.

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