Decisions decisions - Which newly built property is right for you?

Market Insights
2 years ago
4 minutes

Whether you’re entering the property ladder for the first time or building your portfolio, the process is full of decisions. One of the major decisions to make once you’ve realised that a newly constructed property is right for you is choosing the type of new build.

Most new builds fall under one of three categories; there are newly constructed turnkey homes, off-the-plan house and land packages as well as off-the-plan custom builds. While the options may seem overwhelming at first, rest assured it all comes down to finding the best fit for you, your family and your lifestyle. 


Newly built turnkey homes


As the name suggests, these homes are new construction and completely ready to move in; the townhomes at Westwood are the perfect example. The major drawcard here - in addition to knowing that no one else has lived there before - is that full turnkey homes make for a very smooth move-in process.

With all the details of the home pre-planned, including joinery, fittings, fixtures and integrated appliances, you can move in almost immediately once construction is completed to enjoy your brand new property. Another factor the market finds appealing is that they offer a quicker and relatively easier homeownership process at a fixed price. Turnkey homes like the townhomes at Westwood are perfect for first home buyers, young families and downsizers alike. 

Westwood partners with some of Australia’s most reputable builders and offers an affordable range of architecturally designed three and four-bedroom townhomes as part of their master-planned community in Fraser Rise. Three-bedroom townhomes start from $409,900 making them a very affordable entry into the property ladder for many.


Off-the-plan home and land packages


Working with Australia’s leading builders, the off-the-plan house and land packages have been designed to be site-specific to maximise the assets of lots sites throughout the estate. This provides an array of home build options for the prospective purchaser that best suit their budgets and lifestyle requirements.  

Many elements have been taken into consideration for off-the-plan house and land packages before they enter the market, with expertly considered home designs that maximise the potential of the land and its aspect, offering a newly built, architecturally designed home that enhances your lifestyle. Factors including the flow of spaces, premium joinery, quality craftsmanship and landscaping not only create an enriching living experience but also offer style, practicality and longevity. 

While off-the-plan house and land packages are ideal for first home buyers, young families and downsizers, they’re also perfect for those with larger families as well as those looking to upsize from their current homes. 

Additionally, off-the-plan house and land packages at Westwood offer you the flexibility to customise many design aspects of your new home. These include the choice of elegant colour schemes, premium material palettes, build forms and a choice of inclusions. As part of Westwood’s master-planned community, the house and land packages are also ideally positioned to make the most of established suburbs like Caroline Springs and Taylors Hill including their range of urban amenities. 


Off-the-plan custom build


If you’ve got a creative flair and know exactly how you want your forever home to look and feel like then why not go for an off-the-plan custom build? This allows you to create your ideal home from scratch; giving you complete freedom of choice and design expression. Ultimately, you will be running the show so this option is best suited if you have previous experience in homeownership including the design and construction process itself. 

Choosing an off-the-plan custom build gives you the creative freedom to realise your ultimate dream home. You can integrate the elements that matter most to you and your family including enhanced functionality, home automation, sustainability and of course, your personal design preferences. 

All three options can be ideally realised within a master-planned community like Westwood which has been built with the residents in mind. The development team at Westwood says, “throughout Westwood Place, we wanted to alleviate uncertainties for those entering the property market. We’ve taken exceptional care to offer a seamless homeownership journey.” For more information on Westwood, or to discuss which type of newly built home is right for you, click here.