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finding the perfect lot to build your dream home

If you are planning to build a new home, one of the first and most important steps in the process is to choose the right lot.

Your lot is an essential consideration because it creates the entire foundation for your property and because you will have to live with your choice - literally - for years to come.

There are a number of things to think about when choosing a block of land. Read on for a quick guide to help you get started with the process.

The right neighbourhood

When you build a new home in Perth, you will want to give careful consideration to the neighbourhood your lot is located in. What will your neighbours be like? How long will it take you to get to work?

Ask yourself whether or not you would consider sending your children to the local schools, and consider the distance of the property compared with parks, supermarkets and other amenities.

The size and shape of the lot

This may seem like an obvious consideration, but the size of the lot you choose will inform the size of the house you build. You will also want to consider the size of the lawn or garden you wish to have, as well as any other structures that may eventually be built on the property, including children's play areas or a garden shed.

It is also worth bearing in mind that there is a range of beautiful narrow lot or double storey home designs to choose from, which can help you widen your search for a prospective block of land.

Do your homework

As with most important decisions, choosing which lot to buy is a process that should not be taken lightly. Don't be afraid to shop around! Do your homework by asking questions and carrying out online searches and make sure that your lot fits your own personal criteria.

If you can, it is a good idea to visit the property in person so you can get a good feel for the space. This will also help you envision what your dream home will look like on the site.

 For more information about choosing the perfect block, read our Selecting the Right Block whitepaper!

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