For anyone thinking about buying their first home, the process can be a little confusing and overwhelming. There are plenty of ways that you can seek help and advice, but one area that many people fail to look is their chosen new home builder. Their vast experience and knowledge can help the process to go as smoothly as possible. In this article, we have shared just some of the reasons why you should ask your builder to help you navigate your purchase:
- They explain everything in easy to understand terms
One of the things that many first time buyers struggle with is the terminology used to explain contracts and financing. As this is something that your builder deals with everyday, however, they will be able to explain it all in layman’s terms. This means that you won’t be putting your name on the dotted line without first understanding exactly what you’re signing. There won’t be any nasty surprises down the line.
- They offer features that you actually want
Whether you looking for a home with a built-in theatre, a master suite (complete with ensuite, walk in wardrobe and sitting area) or a gourmet kitchen, your builder can deliver. When you first start looking, make a list of all the features that your home needs to have and a list of all the features that you would like it to have. You’re unlikely to find these features in an existing home, so building is the best option.
- They can connect you with financial professionals
Very few people find themselves in a position to purchase a home outright, so you need to think about getting a mortgage. A new home builder will have a catalogue of expert and knowledgeable financial professionals that they can put you in contact with, ensuring that you find the best possible rate and advice. Some will have an in-house finance company, which can make this process even easier.
- They have experience with first time buyers
These builders will often have a wealth of experience with other first time buyers, which means that they know you’re unsure and can preempt many of your most pressing questions. People who are used to dealing with experienced buyers can often mistakenly assume that first timers know everything they need to do and can become frustrated when too many questions are asked. This can be very off putting.
- They provide a range of documentation to help you
When you walk into a display home, you will quickly notice the number of brochures and pamphlets that have been put on display in the office area – these are for you to take and are designed to explain everything that you need to know about the process. Some of the documents that a builder may supply include façade options, colour and texture options, flooring choices, floor plan options, and financing tips.
As you can see, a new home builder can assist first time buyers in a variety of different ways. Whether you have been renting for many years and are only now ready to dip your toe into the property market or you are thinking about moving out of mum and dad’s basement, it is important that you receive the right advice and assistance. This can mean the difference between receiving the home of your dreams and a property that is simply not suitable.