10 QUESTIONS: House & Land Packages

Posted On Aug 13, 2018 in Living

10 QUESTIONS: House & Land Packages

1| What is a House and Land package?
House and Land packages are created when a company such as Signature Homes secures land from a developer or property owner and matches the land with a home design perfect for the section. The company then finds the right buyer for the section, works with them to personalise the home to their tastes, then manages the consent process and project manages the build. It’s an easy, secure way to buy a new home.

2| What makes Signature a great provider of House and Land packages?
There are lots of house and Land packages out there but Signature Homes offers a service unique for its guaranteed outcome.
“We give people transparency and surety of costs,” says Brad Hay, National Sales Manager for Signature Homes. “Where possible, we offer our customers a firm and final price that we can go to contract with, as per our advertisement.”

3| Where in New Zealand can I purchase a House and Land package?
Signature Homes has House & Land packages available from Northland to Otago and pretty much everywhere in between. We have worked with developers to find great sections, then match each section with the perfect house plan to suit its climate, topography, and orientation to the sun – all you need to do is add your personal touch.

4| Can Signature Homes help me demolish my home and build fresh?
Yes! If you are thinking of removing or demolishing an existing dwelling, you have many different options to choose from. You can knock down the old house and build the home of your dreams, or build two, rent one and live in the other, or simply sell one or both. The Signature Homes Knock Down & Rebuild service offers expert guidance on all aspects of your project. Signature will manage the project for you and guide you through the process every step of the way.

5| Can Signature Homes help build my dream home from existing plans?
Signature Homes has been building houses across New Zealand since 1983 and can build from architectural drawings or plans that you have drawn up for your new home. We will work with you to ensure your home is built to plan and on budget. Quantity Surveyors are on hand to price up your plans prior to construction, and a Guaranteed Completion date will be set.

6| How long will it take for my house to be ready for moving day?
From the date of signing the contract, your Signature home can be ready in approximately 40 weeks, depending on the complexity of your build and time for the consent process.

7| What will I need to do to move in?
Signature Homes can provide all utility connections as part of the service. Any changes of address are facilitated on your behalf and ensuring a stress-free move from your existing property to your brand-new home is our priority.

8| Can Signature Homes help find the perfect home and section for my family?
If you’ve decided a Signature Homes House & Land package is right for you but can’t see an existing home on our website that suits your needs, we can help. Our expert team can help you find the perfect piece of land and take you through the process of selecting and building a home to suit you and your family.

9| I love my existing house but want to subdivide. Can Signature Homes help?
Subdividing and building on your property can be a great option, potentially offering very good financial rewards. However, the subdividing process can be complex and time-consuming, with consents, hidden costs, council restrictions and planning regulations just a few aspects of the project that will need to be considered. And all of that comes before a new home is built on the site! Signature Homes has created a one-stop solution we call Subdividing Services. This streamlined service puts together a number of specialists to guide you through the process of subdividing from start to finish. Our team will also be able to give you a much clearer idea of the costs involved to complete your project.

10| I live in Auckland and am worried about how the Unitary Plan might affect me. Can Signature Homes help?
We are the Auckland Unitary Plan experts and can give you a quick and easy assessment of what could be possible on your property.

This article was published in Signature Style magazine, Issue 5. Click here to request your free copy.

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