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What To Consider Before Buying A Family Home

When it comes to purchasing the ideal dream home, it is more than just an investment but also a once in a lifetime achievement that’ll remain significant for years to come. The lengthy process of buying a family home will involve reaching a number of complex decisions while simultaneously making sure to balance everyone’s current needs and what may arise further down the track. As buying a property with your loved ones is likely to be one of the largest investments you’ll make, there’s no doubt you’ll want to have all your bases covered. These are some top considerations you’ll need to keep in mind before getting started on your future property search.

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What’s The Neighbourhood Like?
Where the home is specifically located plays a huge role in the kind of community you will be joining into and of course, the way you and your family live.  Through taking the time to get acquainted and assessing the house’s street appeal, you can be certain that you’ll be buying a family home that reflects your style and personality. It is important to familiarise yourself with the area and take note of the amenities that are accessible especially, researching if there are any schools or shops close by. As you review what is necessary and whether your expectations are being met, you want to make sure that your family thrives not only as you settle in but also well into the future.

Is There Enough Room?
Without a doubt, you want to ensure that every member of the family is comfortable and fully taken care of when buying a family home. You’ll want to have a flexible floorplan that can fully accommodate each person particularly, for young families with growing children or if you’ll be having relatives visit regularly. As you plan for the future, you can begin to ask crucial questions and see the potential for a playroom to later turn into a guest room or an alcove being used as a study space. For instance, open plan living can be a great option as it allows for more airy spaces that welcome natural light and allows big gatherings to occur with ease.

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Home Design: Fairhaven Homes (VIC)

Does The Design Suit Your Lifestyle?
Each family is unique and when deciding the look of the whole house, it is vital to remember which features and inclusions work best. It is worth properly comparing the benefits of a single or double-storey home and how it will affect the overall layout. You can also pick and choose which will take top priority such as, wanting to add more bathrooms or tapware, an extra pantry for more kitchen storage or having an ensuite for each bedroom. But just like the interior part of the house, there are also countless possibilities for the outside areas. These include checking if you can build a backyard pool, an outdoor kitchen as well as where the best place would be to set up pet enclosures.

Is It An Environmentally Friendly House?
As you continue down the process of buying a family home, you’ll want to be fully aware of what the house has to offer and the impacts it’ll have on the environment. It would be beneficial to explore a few cost-effective options like, focusing on an energy-efficient heating and cooling system, the addition of water tanks and the kind of water system that works for the whole household. Furthermore, you would also have to decide on the types of windows needing to be installed and how to make the most of solar power for the entire house that’ll increase comfortability. With more bills and energy costs, a sustainable home will be a sound investment that your future self and family will be thankful for.

Are you wanting to get started or already in the process of building a new family home? Get in contact with the team on 1800 184 284 or book a free call for free, expert advice!

Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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