Saturday, September 29, 2012

Custom Home Vs Semi-Custom Home

I am often amazed when I show homes in South Florida that buyers actually plan to tear out the cabinets, junk the appliances and replace the flooring in homes that are relatively new. They are reacting to South Florida builder's choices; inexpensive items bought at bid prices in bulk. Between what is thrown away and the cost to replace the discarded items, South Florida buyers are often paying much more than the home is worth, assuming it is purchased at market value.

To avoid this problem, buyers should think about building a home that is designed to fit their personal desires, requirements and style preferences. A custom home gives buyers the advantage to choose quality products such as flooring, appliances, cabinets and lighting. The buyer also has the freedom to decide location, layout and design features of the home.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Perfect Places to Call Home in Point Cook Victoria - House and Land Packages Reviewed

The rate of purchases of House and Land Packages in Point Cook make it one of the fastest growth suburbs in Melbourne's West in Victoria and Australia wide. The reasons for its popularity are clear, its has a strong 'point of difference' across many of the factors that contribute to why people and families decide on a preferred suburb to build and live in within the growth corridors urban landscape.

Situated just 25km from Melbourne's CBD, Point Cook offers a family-friendly environment with its aesthetic parks, and integral infrastructure such as public transport, schools and freeway access.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hotspots for House and Land Packages in Perth

A number of outer suburbs in Perth have become very popular hot spots for new home and land packages. From Ravenswood and South Yunderup in the south, to Banksia Grove and Iluka in the north, Butler and The Vines in the east, these abundant stylish house & land packages are catering to homebuyers of all budgets.

Listed below are many of the Hot Spot suburbs generating most interest right now. Not surprisingly many are in great locations (some offering beachside lifestyles) where new home buyers are receiving great value - and contemporary designs to choose from.

Luxury of Luxurious Homes

Luxury Real Estate Sellers target a niche audience mostly of a high socioeconomic group. But on the other hand, survey suggests that a significant number of luxury home owners household income is between $20,000- 50,000. This means that these homeowners are not actually 'living the lavish lifestyle'. It is not always like you see it in the movies. Everyone has a dream and a lot could be sacrificed to achieve it. The beauty of Real Estate is that it can be purchased to be used as an investment, as an enjoyment or both. When one wants to buy one of these i.e. take a lifetime decision what kind of conveniences does he actually look for?

Variety of Luxury Homes: Luxury Homes come in various forms. It can be a garden real estate, condos, equestrian property, vacation property, farm property, golf property, waterfront homes, beach houses or even an island to themselves.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Building or Purchasing Your First Real Home

They say that building a home is one of the most stressful decisions you will make. Unlike the purchase of your first family car, this huge financial commitment will quite obviously be a decision made carefully, to meet all of your expectations and of course stay within budget. There are endless questions to be answered, who is a reputable builder, how much space is necessary, is there a need for a 3rd bathroom, should a basement be finished... the list goes on. The future however is bright; let's take a look at some important facts that will help with your first custom dream home purchase.

What can you afford?

It would be nice to think that the cost of renting will be the same as owning a home, unfortunately we must consider other contributing facts such as property taxes, PMI insurance, down payment, and of course the actual mortgage. Analyze your income, debts, college loans or similar. Combine not just your own, but your partner or family. Remember, a home purchase is a team decision. If you have a reasonably good credit record, but your partner may not, this ultimately will affect chances of acquiring a bank loan. In some situations it might be beneficial to have a financial advisor (unless your education just happens to be in this industry). As a first time home buyer there may be some obstacles on applying for the loan from your bank.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hotspots for House and Land Packages in Brisbane

Brisbane and its greater region is a veritable goldmine of opportunity for new homebuyers. There has been no better time to build your dream home within Queensland's capital, where you can enjoy a sense of community while residing in modern convenience.

Numerous home and land estates - even some offering country lifestyles - abound within easy grasp of Brisbane's CBD. And the common denominator emerging from these developments is relaxed living combined with value for money.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hiring House Builders for Major Renovations

Should you hire house builders to help you complete major renovations on your home, or does a DIY attempt make more sense for you? Hiring professionals can give you greater peace of mind, as well as potentially save you money and reduce the time spent on the project. Most people expect DIY renovations to be cheaper, but if you run into any trouble along the way you will find yourself paying much more than the cost of a few contractors.

In the end, your renovations will only be as good as the house builder who completed them, making it necessary to find an experienced and well respected professional, or to be completely confident in the skills you posses, before starting the project. Acquiring these skills can take some time and dedication, meaning that it is often much easier to find someone else to do the harder parts of your home renovation.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Choose The Right Site To Build Your Dream Home

Natural disasters such as earthquakes or tornadoes put a lot of people in the position of needing to move or rebuild their lives. With insurance payouts, many people are able to begin searching for the ideal spot to rebuild. There are a number of things to consider when looking for a new piece of land to build on.

One of the most important things if you are moving to or relocating within the city is finding the right section. You don't just need something large enough; you need a section in the right location and with the right features to suit your new property. Before you choose a site to start building your dream home, make sure you're checking off the following aspects of any site.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Few Tips Before Building Granny Flats

If you are thinking of not sending your folks out to a nursing home, then, it is a must to provide them with a decent flat to live in. It may be easier to just let them stay within your home, but this might not be the best option. Talking it over with your parents or grandparents can help you decide on whether or not to get them their very own granny flat. However, you need to know a few things even before you search for one.

First of all, you need to look at the available extra space within your residential lot. If you are eyeing your backyard, then, it is one are to consider. You must measure the dimensions and draft a sketch of your extra space in order to determine the ideal size and shape of the granny flat you will build within the area.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Understanding New House Builders 3D Designs

Three dimensional modelling presents one of the most easily accessible opportunities for translating proposed design ideas into physical representations. It is therefore a very useful tool for architects and designers in all fields for communicating designs to clients who have never had to decipher standard blueprints or working drawings before. If you are hiring new house builders, however, you may still find 3D designs difficult to understand, and it is worth learning a little more about the medium in order to be able to predict exactly what your home will look like.

One of the best advantages of 3D blueprints is that they easily make the setting of the home in its surrounding visible to the client. Whereas traditional design illustrations will leave the area around the home completely blank, the three dimensional image will at least show the angle at which the new house builders will construct the home, displaying the scale of the home in relation to the neighbouring homes and the street as a whole. This should make the lifestyle opportunities presented by the house more clear and should prompt discussion on possible landscaping plans and outdoor structures.