We’re all living the dream. Continuously saving money for the ‘white picket fence’ home that we’ve grown up dreaming about – and one day – we’ll actually be fortunate enough to buy one. If purchasing a home is on your bucket list, whatever you do, don’t give up hope. There are options available, but it just depends which road you want to take to start your journey.
Do you love free? I love free. My mantra in life is to never pay full price. My family will say I spend far too much time looking for the cheapest deal possible, so this is the best offer yet.
If building a home is on your list of life goals, take the time to research your preferred builder. Eden Brae was in our original choice of builders, so why not participate in their hosted free information sessions held bi-monthly (or similar) in both the Hunter & North-West Sydney regions NSW. They’re insightful and worth the recommendation. The Eden Brae team are on-hand to discuss the build process and answer any of your questions or concerns. Even if you’re not yet sure of whom to build with, you can still participate in the night – you never know, they may become your builder of choice later down the track.
I found the hardest parts of building is: research and patience – to ensure you’re happy with the final decision. Think back to the basics and grab yourself a lined notebook and pen – who uses that these days you say? At times, society feels a little congested with technologies and gadgets to do these things for you, so its good to just jot down ideas with a pen and paper and think about what you’re really looking for in your next home. Now park them. A few days later, re-visit your notebook, review your list and start fine tuning. Keep repeating this process until you find you’re starting to condense your list and prioritising; two garages vs one (or maybe even none with considerations of street parking in lieu), big backyard vs a pool … the list goes on.
During any house build, decision-making is a continuous cycle. Over time your ideals, goals, budget and ultimate checklist keeps evolving. Just remember, you may not be able to have everything now – including a house in the best suburb – but you’re at least taking the steps to be patient with what you can afford and what you also need to forgo for the interim.
As novice first-time builders, we found the free information session useful, and so might you.1