Purchasing a home and land package can have a number of benefits if you are looking to get on the property ladder for the first time. You will be able to custom-design the property and incorporate design features that suit your lifestyle and budget. The home will be built from scratch, and you will be the first ones to ever live in the property. However, have you thought about purchasing a display home? Although the property would have already seen its fair share of visitors over the years, a show home can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. You will be able to move in as-is, saving money on decorating the property. You could even negotiate on the price – ideal if you want to pick up a bargain. Here are some tips on how to find the best display homes for sale Perth.
1. Visit the show house first
Never buy a show home without at least visiting the property first. Ask the sales representative on the site when the home was constructed, and how many people would have visited the property. Depending on the company, a show home may be professionally cleaned before you move in, or in some cases new flooring and carpets laid. This can be beneficial, especially if hundreds of people have visited the show home in the past. Show homes for sale Perth are also sometimes constructed in a prime position on a plot, close to public transportation links or a main road. This is so visitors can easily access the property when visiting from afar, and this could benefit you in the long run.
2. Ask for more information
You will need to find out what is included with the show house, and if there are any incentives to purchasing the property. For example, many home developers will leave all furniture and fixtures in the property, which could potentially save you thousands of dollars. This can include sofas, beds, chairs, tables, flooring, and carpets. This can be beneficial if this is your first property and don’t have much furniture of your own. Some of the furniture will be redundant – for example any kitchen appliances that are not in a working order because they are just for “show” purposes. So do your research and ask sales staff what works, and what doesn’t.
3. Negotiate on price
A show house is usually the last property to be sold on a particular site, and the home builder may be eager to move on to a new site and build new homes. Therefore, they may want a speedy sale, and could be willing to negotiate on the price. Speak to the sales staff and see if any discounts can be applied to the price, or if they are willing to accept a lower price than what they are asking for. Remember, although the show home would have been well-cared for by the home developer, there still may be minor home repairs that you will need to fix when you move into the property, and you could argue that this should be reflected in the price of the home.