When you dream of a new home, you imagine not only your ideal property, but also the neighborhood, lifestyle, and community that surrounds it.
There is no doubt that these elements are just as important as the property itself when it comes to buying a residence.
More and more Australians are choosing to build in residential land communities because they not only offer new properties to move into, but also something less tangible that is just as important – the feeling of being part of a community of other like-minded people who have also chosen to start the next chapter of their lives in the same region, according to Cedar Woods Western Australia State Manager Ben Rosser.
He said location was the most important thing to decide before starting the search for a community to live in.
“Most people go into their property search with an idea of where they ideally want to live, often dictated by connections to family and friends, proximity to work and schools, or lifestyle preferences like proximity to beaches and other physical attributes of certain locations,” Rosser said.
“However, for some people, it can be difficult to strike a balance between affordability and desired location. This is when it’s important to have a checklist of must-haves versus nice-to-haves when it comes to choosing an area or development.
Mr Rosser said some key aspects to consider when looking for a property include:
- Location and proximity to areas where you live, work and play, as well as proximity to family and friends.
- Lifestyle choices – what should the community provide for you to enjoy living there? If extensive green spaces and walking paths are a must, Mr Rosser said the Bushmead estate surrounded by 185 hectares of conserved natural bushland could be an area worth considering.
- Think about the potential future growth of the area – what services and amenities are already available in the community now and what are the development plans for the future. “If future growth is important to you, one of our newest communities, Eglinton Village, and our established community, Ariella Private Estate in Brabham, are both on the doorstep of future Metronet rail lines,” Mr. Thrash.
- Determine if a small, intimate development is more appealing to you versus a larger development of residential land and how that fits into your budget. said Mr. Rosser.
- Are you an apartment or townhouse/self-catering person?
- What are your goals with your new property? Are you hoping to upgrade to a bigger or better home as soon as you can afford it or will this be a place to settle down to raise a family?
- And the question so important to many people is will the property and area be pet friendly?
According to Rosser, one of the main advantages of residential land developments is that they provide a variety of high-quality housing options in desirable locations with all the amenities residents need close to home.
He said there were a variety of reasons these communities were so popular with young families, including joining a community of families and other homeowners who were starting a new life in the area from the day you moved in. .
“You immediately have something in common,” Mr. Rosser said. “Kids gravitate to other kids – from the first street barbecue, they’ll be running together and making friends before you know it.
“At Solaris Private Estate in Forrestdale, Cedar Woods hosts many welcome events for residents to make you feel right at home as soon as you move in.”
Mr Rosser said residential land communities were also being planned so that all the services and amenities that families needed were incorporated into the development.
“At Rivergums Baldivis, these amenities include a primary and secondary school, an early learning center and over 20 hectares of lakes and public open spaces to enjoy,” he said.
Buyers also have many options when it comes to the type of home they choose to buy.
“Many residential land communities offer a wide selection of townhouse designs, apartments, and house and land packages, so there’s something for everyone,” Rosser said.
“Whether you’re looking for a downtown lifestyle or a laid-back suburban sanctuary, when you find the right community, you’ll feel connected, happy and safe.
“At Cedar Woods, our projects range from large planned residential communities in high-growth areas to apartments and townhouses in established suburbs.
“When you work with us, you’re guaranteed to find a location, community, and home that’s right for you.”
Cedar Woods understands that buying a property is a big decision and we work with our clients to create a solid foundation for their future.