Buying a block of land to build a new home seems simple… until you start searching. Suddenly, there seem to be endless options and it can be difficult to know where to start. Follow these five steps, and you’ll be able to hone into the perfect location and find the ideal block of land to suit your needs in Mackay’s property market.
1. Narrow down your suburb hunt
Step one is to conduct your research on suburbs, and where you intend to build. Here’s where it’s important to suss out whether you’ll have good access to public transport, local schools, and all the essential services like shops and medical centres close by. It’s also a great chance to find a neighbourhood where you’ll feel at home – for example, where there are other young families if you have kids, so your children will find it easy to make friends in the local area.
2. Make an appointment to visit the Land Display Centre and display village
If you’ve found a new real estate development you like, then the land display centre and display village’s are a wonderful tool to help you get a sense of what you might look for in a block of land. You can visit the homes at your leisure, assess the outlooks and orientation of the homes, and see how each builder has approached the home design for that block. Our display village at Plantation Palms includes homes by Gemini Homes and Hotondo Homes, for example. The other benefit of visiting a display village is that someone will be on hand at the sales office to recommend blocks and packages to suit.
3. Set out your must-haves
It’s a great idea to set out any requirements before looking at specific blocks of land for sale in Mackay to help you differentiate between the options. If you’d love a big backyard, this will obviously have an effect on which blocks you choose from. You might have a preference about whether the block is likely to have front entry, rear entry garages or alleyway access. At the same time, it’s worth keeping an open mind – because you might be surprised by how a house design by the right builder can transform any block of land!
4. Walk the walk
The best way to experience a potential block of land is to get up close with it, so don’t be afraid to hop out of the car and inspect available blocks. You’ll be able to identify where the parks and playgrounds are and get a general sense of the neighbourhood. If you’re considering house and land packages in Mackay, your sales agent can suggest packages according to your preferred land size, orientation and style. When buying property at Plantation Palms, you can build with your builder of choice or choose from house and land packages offered by reputable local builders.
5. Explore the possibilities
Once you have decided on a block of land, it’s time to start thinking about the options. House and land packages can offer a myriad of choices that will enable you to personalise your home design to suit, from expanding the garage space if the block allows, to upgrading with premium fixtures and fittings. Here’s your chance to really work with your builder to make your home plans perfect for your lifestyle and budget.
If you don’t know where to start or would just like to talk through the options, simply contact the team at Plantation Palms and we’d be happy to help you get started.