To build or not to build…

In a market with limited choice, you might consider to build instead. There are a number of factors to take into account though.

A second-hand property’s visual appearance might appeal, but you need to verify a few things:

  • Does it offer double-glazing
  • Does it have the modern touches ie: remote access/dishwasher/ Waste Master
  • Is there sufficient power points in each room
  • Does it pose a possible risk with regard to asbestos
  • Was non-lead based paints used to decorate
  • Is the electrical wiring in good stand

These can be costly to fix and will negatively affect your enjoyment of your dream home.

Going for a new build can be a daunting task, but exciting and demanding at the same time. You know what you get and can have it your way from the start. Your builder is crucial in the process and you need to tap into his expertise to ensure that your planned home is delivered to your expectations, price and on time. And the cherry on top – no maintenance for a year or five…

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About Linda Dobson

Linda Dobson - REAA Certified - is a sales consultant at the Rototuna branch of Harcourts - one of the six offices in Hamilton. She markets and sells residential properties with dedicated service to vendors to fetch to best possible price for their real estate. She gladly assists as a buyer's consultant to purchasers to find their ideal homes or investment properties and is results driven. She has a passion for real estate and see beyond the brick and mortar to address the needs and wants of both vendors and purchasers. Call Linda today for friendly, professional service, information and assistance with your next home or investment property. Mob: +64 22 64 50588 www.property-spectrum.com
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