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Nicheliving’s Guide On How To Choose The Best Home For You

Whether you’re a first home buyer, investor, downsizer or simply looking for a new home to fit your growing family, finding the right home can be somewhat of a challenge.  The buying process is complex and takes time, and it’s easy to get off track. Nicheliving is here to help priorities the features that are important to you and your family by providing a step by step guide on how to choose the best home for you.

  1. Location

Location is number one on our list for a reason, it’s extremely important to consider the surrounding amenities and what you use on a regular basis. Whether it be proximity to your local shopping Centre, gym for those gym junkies or luscious parks to walk your furry friend, it’s crucial you consider.

Look for easy access to the main roads and check traffic flow during peak hour. Checking this out before a purchase can help save you from hassles getting out of the neighborhood and onto the main thoroughfare or from an unreasonably long commute to work.

If you have a young family or planning on having one, it’s essential to consider education options in the area. Whether it’s child care, primary school or high school,  it’s important to note the transport links to these schools to assist your children in getting them from A to B, it’s an added bonus if it’s walking distance or within close proximity so you can walk the kids to school, like our Orelia development which is directly opposite Gilmore College and Orelia Primary School or our Viveash Development which is walking distance to one of the top catholic schools in the area, La Salle Collage.

The location of a home within the neighborhood is also important, you may prefer a lot near the main entry for easy access or away from traffic and further into the development. Talk about your preferences and ask our Nicheliving Property Specialists if certain lot locations will suit your needs.

Byford

Nicheliving – Byford

  1. Home layout

Each family has their preference on what works for them, whether you are looking for a double story home to make room for your growing family or seeking a single story to avoid staircases, Nicheliving has something for you.

It’s important to consider how many bedrooms and bathrooms you will need, even if you don’t require them now, you may later. You may prefer your kids to share bedrooms, alternatively having separate bedrooms for each child to accommodate different bedtimes and study habits. If you have regular visitors for any length of time, it’s nice to have a bedroom that is designated as a guest room so it’s crucial to keep this front of mind. An extra bedroom often doubles as an office space, kids’ playroom, studio or exercise room.

The kitchen truly seems to be the heart of the home. It is where great food is created and where family and guests tend to gather because it’s a center of activity and entertainment. In saying this, it’s important to consider the size and layout of the kitchen and whether it will suit your needs. The plus side to choosing Nicheliving is that all our kitchens include overhead cabinetry, brand new appliances and ample amounts of counter space, providing a spacious and practical kitchen.

It’s essential to think carefully about your lifestyle and what will enhance it. Our expert property advisors can work closely with you to find the perfect home layout to suit your needs.

Hammond Park Development - Interior living room photo

  1. Price Point

Before you begin looking you should determine your price range and stick to it. Buying a single-family home is a large investment and there’s always more to it than just the purchase price. It’s important to consider how all costs with affect your finances and stick to your decision on price range and mortgage payment so you don’t find yourself in the deep end.

Finding out whether you are viable for a pre-approved loan is the first step and we have a multi-award-winning business industry recognized advisor on hand to help you every step of the way. With a very significant property portfolio, Kevin has a wealth of understanding and knowledge in property and is very passionate in generating wealth through smart property investment.

The beauty of Nicheliving is that we have something for everyone, with house and land packages starting from as little as $269K to our High End collective in some of Perth’s most affluent suburbs. Contact us today to start the conversation with one of our property specialists and let us take care of building your next or first home.

  1. Design & Materials

What we offer here at Nicheliving is completely unique, everything you see in our display homes is exactly what you get, from the grand scale fixtures and fittings right down to the finer details like your letterbox. With brand new appliances and top of the range materials, your new Nicheliving home is bound to bring the “WOW” factor from the moment you step inside.

Do you want to know the best part? When you purchase a Nicheliving house and land package, you can choose your own interior style to suit your taste. Our style series is a range of professional, interior designed looks to add those finishing touches on your new homes. Whether you enjoy the thought of a laid-back coastal vibe or partial to timeless elegance, our style serious has been handpicked by some of the best interior stylists in town. Whatever your style is, we have the perfect interior for your personality and lifestyle. All our style boards are set so it takes the hassle out of choosing every finish from door handles to carpet to splash backs – we have you covered!

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  1. Sustainability

Forward thinking and optimizing innovative design techniques and products is what is important to us here at Nicheliving. We are committed to providing housing with a minimal environmental impact, through advanced sustainable design and the use of locally sourced natural materials.

If you are looking to purchase a second story Nicheliving home, the second story addition will be a modular pod constructed by Rubix Nichelving. Our pods are lightweight and use durable materials to ensure the dwellings are sturdy, low-maintenance, and have energy efficiency ratings that rival traditional construction methods and materials.

  1. Storage

Be realistic with how much space you’ll need and ensure you plan for sufficient storage where it’ll most be required. Think of your laundry, linen closet, kitchen cupboards, and fridge or dishwasher space. It’s always better to have too much storage space than not enough.

It’s important to us here at Nicheliving to maximize as much space as possible so all our homes have ample amounts of storage from hidden cupboards to clever nooks in the garage for you to store your goods. Ensure that storage space will be easily accessible and not too high for you to reach!

 

  1. Maintenance Mode

Your house is the likely the most expensive purchase of your life so when looking for a house it’s important to note how much additional work is required for upkeep whether it’s high maintenance plants, overgrown lawn or expensive reticulation.

We believe in designing and constructing low maintenance homes that require as little work as possible, freeing up your time and quality of life so you can settle into your Nicheliving home with worry-free.

 

  1. Pre-approvals

Building a new home doesn’t have to be as stressful as they say, with Nicheliving our home and land packages are already approved so we are ready to build when you are. This means you don’t have to wait weeks on end for the green light and you can have your new home complete in record time. Leave all the hard stuff for us and we will leave the fun stuff to you such as choosing your interiors and the best part, furniture shopping.

Has this article inspired you to kick start your property goals? Get in contact with us today and chat with one of our property specialists!

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