Couple Just Moved InLocation is one of the key factors when looking for a lot to build your home around Melbourne. Luckily, lots are available with easy access to both the great outdoors and the central business district, like the land for sale in Donnybrook. However, location is not the only thing that you need to consider when choosing a property. You need to think of the neighbourhood, the quality of the services available in the area, the condition of the lot and the availability of reliable builders.  Here are a few tips on what to look for when choosing a lot for your house.

Consider the community

Consider the community where the land is located. What sort of people are moving into the area or already in the neighbourhood? Also, check what amenities are nearby and how they meet your needs. Are you a young family and require close access to a school? Are you the outdoor type that wants cycle paths leading to sporting facilities? Where is the nearest doctor’s surgery, shops and community centre; what is the local transport network like?

Check the condition of the property

Brochures and sales reps can give a glowing review of any property and community. Buying land to build is a big decision, particularly if ready-built houses are also an option. You need to visit the lot before making your final choice to buy ‒ it's always best to see for yourself and check it'll fit plans for your dream home.

You also need to check more practical factors; such as if the lot is connected to a mains water supply, has a reliable source of electricity and a good drainage and sewerage system.

Choose the right builder

Lastly, shop around for a reputable builder to construct your house. A local builder should have good knowledge of the local building regulations, and also be skilled in adapting the design to your requirements. It's always best to ask an expert's opinion of builders in the area.

These are just a few easy steps when buying a lot for your dream home. The better you plan, the less likely unwelcome surprises make your dream home a nightmare to build. 

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