There’s never been a better time to get into your new home. Start your journey now with Navigation Homes, you won’t be disappointed.
We have quality House & Land packages available now in Paerata Rise and Tuakau.
Getting a jump on the housing market could help you buy sooner, smarter and keep some cash in your pocket.
“The advantage of starting early is you can get all your ducks in a row,”
Those “ducks” might include a lower mortgage rate. Faster and easier purchasing process and a home that’s a better match for the location, size, style and layout you want.
Check your financials
Make contact with your bank or trusted mortgage broker to work out what your budget will be. This is imperative to ensure you qualify for a mortgage that’s right for you. Navigation Homes work closely with NewBuild Finance, who specialise in new home building finance, and they would welcome the opportunity to assist you further.
Talk to a Navigation Homes New Home Consultant
Visit one of our stunning showhomes and talk to our New Home Consultants.
A New Home Consultant can answer questions about layout, pricing, size, section locations and more. Some consultants can also help you get prequalified for financing, a step that’s important to do early because mortgage rates can change.
If you’re struggling to nail down your needs and wants, a New Home Consultant can help you do that. And if you and your spouse (or other co-buyers) have seemingly irreconcilable desires and expectations, a New Home Consultant can suggest compromises and solutions.
“They can help talk them through it and figure out what they have to have and what they’re willing to live without or bring up ideas they haven’t thought of that might be a happy comprimise.
Make a list
Step one in the home-buying process is to make a list of what you need and want in your home. Examples of popular “wants” include an open floor plan, spacious backyard, gas appliances, stone kitchen countertops, ensuites, sculleries, walk-in wardrobes and a double garage. To get more ideas, think about things you don’t like about where you currently live and imagine options that would be better for you.
When you list your wants, consider your lifestyle as well as your design preferences. For example, if you plan to do a lot of gardening, you might want a larger backyard for raised beds or a bigger patio for containers.
Some people love outside spaces more than the home’s interior. Others don’t want anything to do with the outdoors.
Ranking your needs and wants in order of importance can be helpful to clarify your goals and ensure you’ll get what’s most important to you.
Buyers who know what they want and how important each feature is to them tend to feel more satisfied when construction’s complete and they move into their brand-new home.
Do your Research
Check out mortgage interest rates, school districts and new homes that are for sale in locations you like and spend as much time there as you can to narrow down your options.
As you do your research, keep in mind that you may have to adjust your “wants” to fit your budget. Try and be realistic !
Make a decision
Buying a brand-new home can be overwhelming and tiring as well as fun and exciting. For that reason, do your research and be thorough. This isn’t a dress you can hide in the back of the wardrobe !
Navigation Homes are locally and operated and love building homes you’ll love to live in. We are Registered Master Builders and employ Licenced Builder Practitioners to ensure your new home is built to a high standard. Our team love what they do and are proud of the houses we build, for very happy clients.
Our Book of Ideas is a great place to start to assist you in making an informed decision about the build process. Why to build new versus existing and choosing the right builder to ensure you have a great experience. Make Contact with Navigation Homes today.