It’s one thing to hanker after a newspaper ad of a home and an entirely different thing to see it in person. This is where display homes, such as the display homes by Aveling Homes, come into play. According to www.angieslist.com, not only are display homes a visual guide to the potentials of a house but they often help showcase information that doesn’t make it into the brochure but may still play a part in deciding the type of home you want to buy. If you are planning to buy a home or are visiting a village of display homes, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
The first rule of thumb is to visit the display homes after you figure out what you want in your next house. You may really want that sixth bedroom but you may also want a sunroom and a library. Figure out your priorities, especially the more specialised ones, and mention them in your inquiries. Look for the latest information on the display home on the builder’s website to see if they have layouts of the display houses. By narrowing down the list of designs to the ones that truly catch your eye, you will have a better chance of finding the one that will suit you the best.
Most builders will have more than one display home to showcase their range. You can search for houses based on their price, sizes, number of rooms and their intended type of plots. If you find a builder who has a majority of the features you are looking for, you can contact them for information on similar homes. Additionally, if you already have a plot of land, you can ask them whether their style of building will suit your plot.
Visiting a lot of display homes will be quite the information overload! So, don’t make it harder on yourself by being disorganized. Plan your visits to display homes according to your locality. If you must venture out of your region to look at the display houses, make sure you group a couple of visits together so that you save time travelling home and back again for each visit. Call the local agent beforehand to let them know your timetable and to ask them about opening times for the display houses. Some experts recommend visiting display homes on weekdays when the crowds are less and the agent will have time to spend with you while other display homes are exclusively open to the public on weekends.
Remember, buying a house is no small thing. Give yourself time to look through the different features each house offers. Bring your family along for your visit but return later alone or with your spouse to get a second and third look before buying it. Always remember to write down the things you love about each home and if it is allowed, take pictures too. The salespeople at each display house are there to answer your questions; unload your doubts, ask them for more information brochures and request a callback. Once you’re certain, it will be time to buy your new home.