Why building new may be your best option - Our top 5 reasons

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:30am

The benefits of building are many; but some people do not even consider the possibility due to the common misconception that a new build is time consuming, extremely stressful and fraught with budget uncertainty and blowouts.

This doesn’t have to be the case at all. Building new, with Signature Homes, can be comparable in cost to a major renovation and the final result is always better. And, as you will see, major stress and a huge drain on your time don’t have to factor in your new build experience.

#1- No budget blow-outs or surprises

You will no longer have to guess at prices, spend money on building reports and other due diligence. You won’t have to stretch your budget to the very limit only to find yourself not even in the ball park of what the vendor will accept.

At Signature Homes we have the budget discussion up-front, and design your home to your budget. We will talk to you about the “Total Cost to Build” which covers everything including the design, build and fit out cost. During the design process we know there will be questions, we are up-front about any changes and how they can affect the final cost.

Picture how satisfying it will be to spend your time on the joyful task of planning your dream home. It is one of the few times in your life you will have total freedom to create something perfectly suited to the personality and needs of your family.

#2- Design your home to suit your lifestyle

Maybe you are a young family, needing an environment that will work both now and as your children get older. Perhaps you have teenagers and desire separate living spaces. Maybe you are downsizing and need something more compact, that still provides you with space and a comfortable lifestyle.

Whatever your situation, with a new build everything from layout, indoor/ outdoor flow, insulation and heating, room size, storage, interior design and other finishing touches are delivered just as you want them.

When your dream home is completed on time and to budget, you can move in and immediately start enjoying your new lifestyle. Learn more about the Signature difference.

#3- Financial benefits

If you are building your first home, there are financial advantages such as lower LVR (loan-to value ratio) which you can learn more about here and KiwiSaver grants, if you are a first home buyer. 

Many people think they can’t afford to pay both rent or another mortgage and a loan for a new home while it is being built, but there are payment options with Building Loans and Construction Finance, read more here. 

#4- Make it stress-free

Choosing a Design & Build company like Signature is the easy option rather than engaging an architect, builder and suppliers yourself. We will manage the project from start to finish, with a guaranteed budget and completion date. This takes away all stress and uncertainty, leaving you completely free to continue with your normal life during construction, watch a Signature Design & Build time lapse. This is how we do it!

After the keys have been handed over, your Signature home will be protected by market leading guarantees and you own a beautiful, efficient, healthy home that will meet or exceed the building code, and have great re-sale value.

#5- You have options

With Signature Homes, you can choose to work with a pre-designed house plan from our extensive collection, making bespoke changes, or start from scratch with an entirely new design

When it comes to the land you also have plenty of options:

  • Buy a section and build on it- if you already have land then we can help you design a home to suit the site and your lifestyle
  • Purchase a House & Land Package- take advantage of a home designed to maximise the site in the best locations and newest developments in NZ
  • Build on an existing section- if you love where you live but not your house then a Knock Down & Rebuild, or subdividing, may be an option for you

And if you are not sure exactly what you want, not to worry. The Signature Homes team will guide you through every step of the process, explaining all the options and making suggestions that will work best for you and your family. Learn more on what to expect from the Signature experience HERE.

 

 

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