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5 tips for finding the right residential builders Melbourne

Building your own home can be exciting with the right builder. There is so much to consider and by being prepared with the knowledge you need and an expert building team in your corner. That way the experience is more likely to be an exciting one. Here are 5 tips to make building your home a dream, not a nightmare.

1. Plan and Research

Research all the factors that go into building your home. Start the suburb you’d like to call home, including local schools, services and amenities. Check out house price trends and council processes.

Choose the right builder and it can relieve a lot of the research burden. For example, Waltara Homes is an experienced builder working across the southeast of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. We’ve got all the knowledge and have done all the research, so you don’t have to.

Once you have completed your research, put a plan in place. Set realistic timeframes, budget and the right builder and the orientation of your home. When you plan ahead it will help you decide exactly where your home should sit on your block and what challenges you might face.

2. Choose the builder that will help you grow

Picking the right builder for you will come down to a number of factors, including your home design, location, budget and your expectations.

When looking for a builder look at some of the homes they’ve built in the past. Read online reviews and check their licensing and accreditation. At Waltara Homes, we pride ourselves on service and believe that two-way communication and transparency with our customers will ensure you get the build you planned for.

Ensure you visit as many display homes as you can. Make sure the design suits your block of land, but most importantly your home suits your needs, both now and as your family grows. Ensuring there are enough bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas for your family. All the research will help you pick a design that will work now, and years from now.

3. Stick to your budget and understand your financing

Remember, it’s likely you’ll need to factor in costs like stamp duty, planning and approval fees, settlement fees and other associated costs. It’s definitely better to over-budget than under-budget.

The main factor in your budget is choosing the right builder. Waltara Homes is completely upfront and transparent about all the costs involved in building your home. So, you can feel confident your building will stick to budget.

It’s also vital to understand what that budget actually includes.  At Waltara Homes, we try to make it easy to understand all the inclusions that come with our new home building packages. We’re transparent about every material, fixture and fitting that comes along with your home, and the upgrades on offer to help personalise your home and add a touch of luxury.

Having your home loan sorted means those stages can be completed in a timely and efficient manner, and you can have peace of mind that your home building project will have the money it needs to bring your dream house to fruition.

4. Know the process

Home loans are released in stages in line with the stages of building a house in Melbourne. 

The stages start with preparing your block of land and ends with your foundation being poured; the framing stage, the lock-up stage, which includes windows, doors and walls to that framework; the fixing and fit-off stage, which turns your house into a home, with its plasterboard, painting, skirting boards, cabinetry and more; and the practical completion stage, where you and your builder sign off that your home is ready for you to move in.

5. Don’t wait, get started as soon as you can!  

The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll be moving into a custom built home

Once you’ve made the decision to build, start researching and planning at the same time as saving for a deposit. There’s a lot that goes into building your dream home so don’t wait, start now!

Find an experienced residential builder that knows Melbourne, speak to one of our team members today.

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