No matter whom you ask, everyone will agree that when it comes to building in Sydney, the location of your new home is right up there with the most important aspects to consider. Whilst a new home design is critical, the area that surrounds your home is just as important. So if you are looking for the perfect location to build your new home in Sydney, what do you need to consider?
Take a look at the suburb
It does not matter whether you are looking to live in inner Sydney or on the outskirts; it is essential that you take time to drive in and around a range of suburbs to get a feel for what’s there. Investigate each area thoroughly and don’t stick to driving or walking around only during the day. Take a look at different times of the day and night, and visit the areas both during the week and the weekend, too.
Consider your lifestyle needs
Searching for the perfect place to call home is not just a matter of planning for today. It actually requires some forward thinking. Consider your short-term and long-term goals. Are you looking for a home for a short period of time, or will this be a home for a growing family? Are you downsizing and looking for a place to retire? How close do you need to be to family and friends? Lots of questions to ask yourself and all are equally important.
Schools, amenities and developments
The location you choose to live needs to service you and your family both today and into the future. Map out the closest schools, both primary and secondary. If you have your heart set on sending your children to a particular school, you may be required to live in the school’s catchment zone. That in itself may determine the area you locate yourself. See what infrastructure is in close proximity and of course what’s on offer in so far as local shopping and health care. Transport is important too. If you need to commute to work, whether it is by car or by public transport, give it a test run. The time it takes to commute may make or break your ultimate decision.
Quality parks and recreational facilities
On the occasion when you’re going to want to get out and about, it’s important to know that you are within close walking distance to good-quality parks and recreational facilities. This may not be of great importance to you now; however, it could be important from a resale perspective.
Planned local development
Another aspect to look into is the planned development to the area. A chat to the local council will give you a heads-up on what changes are in the pipeline and what developments are scheduled for the near future.
Don’t overlook your budget
It’s one thing to consider the location you dream of living in, but it also needs to suit your finances. Affordability is important too. Spend some time looking into the average house price in the suburbs you are keen on to see whether it is in your ballpark. Also look at recent growth trends to see whether the investment is going to lead you to enjoy capital growth.
Orientation of the land
You may have narrowed down your search and decided building in Sydney’s suburbs is for you, but don’t forget to consider the orientation of the block of land. The direction of the land, the size and the slope may determine how your home is designed and the ultimate house you build. You may not be able to take advantage of the views, or with a steep lot you may be limited to a specific floor plan. If your land is narrower than you had imagined it might be, you may need to accept that you will end up with a smaller garden; let’s not forget, though, that a low-maintenance outdoor area could be just what you were after.
Once you have narrowed down your wish list of suburbs you are considering living in, give Dixon Homes a call. As Australia’s largest builder of new homes, the team knows all about what makes Sydney tick and which areas are ripe for development and growth. It’s important to know your wish list and then match it against the advice you receive. And then when it comes to building your new home, all you need to do is work with the design team, decide on a new home design and take it from there.
There are over 2000 new home designs to choose from and many are designed with a specific purpose in mind. Some designs are best suited for sloped blocks, some for zero lot line homes and others will perfectly suit a cul-de-sac. In fact, it does not matter what you want in your new home, you can ultimately make adjustments to the floor plan and variations to the kitchen and bathrooms so that the house functions just as you desire. Dixon Homes will work with you to ensure that the suburb in Sydney you ultimately call home is going to work with your lifestyle and be one you are totally comfortable with. And if you are finding the decision-making process a little overwhelming, Dixon Homes also offers a range of house and land packages as well as the opportunity to buy off the plan and save.
There are always options available and all you need to do is make a phone call today to get the ball rolling. Pop into a showroom, chat to one of the Dixon Homes team members and ask all the questions you want answered.
Building in Sydney in a suburb you are happy to call home is easy when you partner with Dixon Homes. With over 50 years’ experience and a dedication to ensuring your new home is built to quality standards, the process will be easier than you ever imagined.