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How to choose your new home builder at The Hales - tips and things to avoid

Choosing your building partner is an important step on your journey to creating your dream home. Finding a partner who understands your wants and needs for your new home is an essential step to a stress-free and enjoyable experience. After all, your home is the sanctuary for you and your family and creating a space that meets the requirements of your lifestyle is a must-have when building your new home.

Perhaps you love family TV nights and a cinema room is on your wish list, or maybe you bond over cooking together in your kitchen and a family size kitchen bench is your priority. Keep in mind your families wish list and take a look at our list of tips below to keep your new home at The Hales on track.

  • Choose your land first. It’s easy to get carried away in the excitement of choosing a home design and floor plan but finding your block of land and your new home’s location is an important consideration. It’s also important to know your land size to find a home that fits your block.
  • Visit Display Villages to see builders home quality and style. Chat with the building representative at the Display Home and find out about their process, inclusions and if you’re a good fit for each other. Be sure to visit multiple homes to understand your likes and dislikes. (Keep an eye out for The Hales Display Village opening in April 2019!) Spend time imagining your family dynamic with the floor plan on display and make note what you like, and don’t. Ask yourself; is your family growing? Do you have enough bedrooms? Is there enough separate living space? Do you need a bigger garage? Is there enough storage? Will this home suit you in 5+ years? What changes would you make to the floor plan you’re walking through? 

  • Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask your prospective home builder lots of questions. Make sure you understand their process and what is expected of you and when. Make sure your home builder is licensed and registered with the Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) and/or Master Builders of Australia (MBA). An unlicensed builder will cause issues later down the track and this industry standard is in place for your peace of mind.

  • Check their reviews. Google reviews and social media are great places to start. Find out what their ‘real life’ customers think about their experience and journey before you embark on yours.

  • Compare prices and inclusions and make sure you’re receiving the best solution for your family’s needs. Read your contract thoroughly and make sure you understand your new home inclusions prior to signing.

  • Choose The Hales for your new home’s location. As a Satterley community, we have developed beautiful masterplanned communities for years, winning over 100 industry awards for our efforts. Designed with modern liveability in mind, The Hales will feature quality public open spaces, with all houses located within close proximity to landscaped parkland. Our land for sale in Forrestfield is designed to retain the natural features of the site; built around existing native Marri and Jarrah trees and Crumpet Creek.

Explore the Land for Sale available at The Hales today and begin your new home journey.

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