Building new might sound like a daunting prospect, particularly if you consider what was 2020. And while 2021 may not look any more familiar or normal in many ways, getting straight to the point, there’s never been a better time to build! With all the talk about the market and a housing shortage, every single new build helps ease supply. And while it’s completely natural to feel apprehensive about the build process, there are a few things you can do to make sure you’re doing a new build the right way. So, is 2021 a good time to build? The answer is yes, absolutely.
A leap worth taking
The first thing is to be reassured that building a new home is definitely a leap worth taking. Consider interest rates right now. They’re at an all-time low, making property a solid investment. And while LVR’s are being implemented again in 2021, there are definitely work-arounds. Check out the ins and out’s of LVR’s in a recent blog. Renovating costs heaps and it doesn’t necessarily give you the results you’re after. If you’re going to commit to investing in property, why not get exactly what you want? Something designed for you, just right for you and your family.
Layers of reassurance
Housing is a way you can invest in your future. Hesitating can mean the price moving up making it even harder to start in the future. Act now, you won’t regret it. Plus, all Longview Homes build teams are either Registered Master Builders or NZ Certified Builders. Both of these have guarantees about the quality of the build and provide you with another important layer of reassurance.
The right build team
Once you’ve secured your site, it’s time to find the right build team. You have to trust your builder, so do your research. Recommendations from friends and testimonials are useful and add another layer of reassurance. Be sure to follow up any recommendations with visits to the finished houses if you can. Check out these top tips for choosing the right builder.
Relationships really matter
Getting it right means it’s super important to establish a great working relationship with your builder. One based on trust and clear and frequent communication. This definitely helps the build process sail along nicely, and is one of the reasons why Longview Homes can modestly say we’ve been building custom and pre-designed homes of exacting quality for the past 25 years. We know relationships really matter.
Easier and more comfortable living
Cementing the question, is 2021 a good time to build, is the fact that a new home features the latest energy efficient systems, giving you greater ambient living and lower energy bills. A warm, dry home using the latest technologies means easier and more comfortable living. Now that definitely does sound appealing. Who wouldn’t want that in 2021?
Get in touch with our team or call 0800 100 945 to start your exciting new build journey today.
Longview Homes builds both custom and pre-designed homes of exacting quality, built to last. We have locally owned franchises around the country. It would be our pleasure to take on your building project.