Looking for a new-build home? Here are five things to keep in mind.


This post has been sponsored by Signature Homes


1. You’ve got options


Choosing to purchase a newly-built home is a great move, largely because the benefits continue to stack up—from 10-year builder guarantees to the instant equity that’s created when your build is complete. But the biggest benefit? You can build (or choose) a home that’s tailored to you and your lifestyle.

Whether you choose to design and build or purchase one of your building partner’s wide variety of pre-fabricated options, deciding to buy new opens up a world of lifestyle opportunities.


2. If you’re a first-home buyer, you could be eligible for a grant


If you’re eligible for the First Home Grant, you can get up to $10,000 to top up your deposit towards a newly built home—per person. This means that if you and your partner buy together, you could have $20,000 to put towards your new home.


3. The price can fluctuate during the build if you don’t have a fixed-price guarantee in place

As a property gets built, various outside influences can affect the cost—everything from overseas changes and the production cost of materials can impact the final price of a home. This means that in some cases, buyers will agree to an upfront sales price that increases during the build.

The great news is that you can avoid any nasty surprises by choosing a building partner that offers fixed-price options. Signature Homes, one of New Zealand’s largest builders, offers its clients fixed-price builds as part of their Fixed Price Guarantee. Win.


4. You’ll have no maintenance costs for a set period

Just like you’d expect a new car not to break down, you can expect that your freshly-built home won’t have structural or maintenance issues for several years—especially if you work with the right building partner.

Signature Homes offers their clients building guarantees, which are the most comprehensive in New Zealand, including a two-year maintenance guarantee and a ten-year structural guarantee.


5. Look for a building partner that has a proven track record of delivering quality and a great client experience

No one wants to walk into their new home to discover poor-quality finishings or have a stressful build experience that feels like their building partner is not on their side.

One of the first pieces of advice any home-buying expert will give you—choose a reputable company to build your home. It’s a major life decision, and working with a trusted builder will give you confidence that your new home will be finished on time and on brief, with your family’s happiness and safety in mind.


Ready to discuss your new build?

If you’ve been thinking about building but are unsure where to start, a New Home Consultation could be ideal for you. Signature Homes have expert teams located across New Zealand.

Start your new build journey with Signature Homes today. Visit signature.co.nz, or call 0800 744 628


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