Location, land + layout: tips for selecting the right house and land package.

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A house and land package (South West) can represent fantastic value for money, especially when delivered by a home builder who has a rich portfolio of designs and access to exclusive homesites.

With so much choice on the market, how do you find that perfect house and land package in the South West? While you no doubt have your own personal ‘wishlist’, here are some of the top elements to consider during your search:

LOCATION

Location will always be number one when it comes to identifying a rewarding real estate investment. Most house and land packages are located in brand new estates, which are becoming more and more plentiful in the South West.

Look for estates owned by quality developers who adhere to best practice when it comes to sustainability and walkability. Parks should ideally preserve any natural habitats, and be within walking distance of most homes. Schools, shops and medical facilities should either be close by, or planned for the future, meaning you don’t need to travel far from home for life’s essentials.

That said, budget will always play a key consideration. Set a budget and go for the best location you can buy for that amount. Be wary of lifting your budget to achieve an aspirational location, as the financial stress may outweigh your enjoyment of the area.

LAND

Once you’ve settled upon your location, you’ll again be presented with more choice – land sizes! Most land estates have a range of lot sizes, from small cottage lots up to large family blocks. Again, your stage of life and budget will dictate the best size for you. That said, size is just one element to consider. Look at the orientation of the block – will it let you face living areas to the north? Is it elevated at all? And what about the topography? Sloping or unstable blocks will require more expensive siteworks.

LAYOUT

The layout of your new home should achieve multiple things. Firstly, it should maximise your lifestyle, with distinct entertaining zones and privacy for the bedrooms. It should be spacious, stylish and have plenty of storage. It must also make the most of your block, such as capitalising on any views. What’s more, it should be flexible enough to accommodate your changing needs as time goes by.

It makes sense that the best house and land packages (South West) come from the South West’s best builders. Summit South West’s New Generation Homes gives you homes that are ‘stacked with features and packed with inclusions’, so your new home will be move-in ready! In addition, your new home build will take place incredibly quickly thanks to our FastTrack Guarantee.

To have a chat about how we offer the South West’s greatest value for money, give us a call today!

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