House and land packages are a great way to start with a fresh, new house. It can be intimidating to select from the many types of houses to be built, however, and even more so when you have to consider choosing where to have it built. Here are some pointers to ensure that the three important aspects of a house and land package—estate, lot, and builder—are all to your liking:
Is the community you are planning to move into designed to accommodate social infrastructure (such as schools) and other amenities like shopping centres? Are there opportunities for work and transport in the area? Picking a neighbourhood is crucial to making your future life as comfortable as possible, so don’t be afraid to ask these questions.
Smaller lots will be more affordable, but larger lots are for those interested in eventually upgrading their homes to accommodate their growing households. You might want to be careful with the sloping of your chosen lot, since the steeper the slope is, the more work it would require (and thus a greater cost of development).
It is important to choose a builder whose homes have the features you want. For the environmentally conscious, consider going with builders that incorporate green features into their designs. Go with a builder whose work timeframe is amenable with you—one who can complete your home in a timely manner without sacrificing quality.