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The buying process, explained: new homes

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When you buy a home at Lifestyle Communities, we make sure you have all the time and information you need to make a properly informed decision. We’re on-hand to answer any questions and we work closely with you through every step of the buying process, so you know what to expect at all times. We like to think of ourselves as match makers — helping match homeowners to their perfect home!



Here's what you can expect the buying process to look like when purchasing a brand new home at a Lifestyle Community:

Visit

Visit one of our beautiful communities to have a look, meet our friendly Lifestyle Consultants, have a cup of tea and help us understand exactly what you’re looking for. Our Lifestyle Consultants love a good chin wag!

Secure your spot

Would you prefer to live closer to the Clubhouse, or further away? This stage of the buying process is where you choose your home design and the lot where your home will be situated. It’s also when you pay the fully refundable $500 holding deposit, which reserves your lot for the next 6 weeks.

Confirmation

We’ll then inform you of the many ways you can customise your home, and your Lifestyle Consultant will provide you with lots of helpful information. At this point, a confirmation deposit of $500 is now payable which secures your lot. Your total deposit amount of $1,000 is now non-refundable.

Customisation meeting

Your next step is to choose your home customisations and interior colours. Your Project Team Member and Lifestyle Consultant will meet with you to explain your house plans and customisation options in detail. At this stage, you will pay another $500, taking your total deposit amount to $1,500. We’ll then organise your final house plans.

Contract read

We sit down and discuss your contract in plain English and answer any questions you may have. When you’re happy and you’ve decided to sign the contract, it’s time to pay a deposit of $3,500. Your next, and final, home payment will be due upon settlement.

Getting ready to sell your home

When we order your new home, we will give you a fixed date that your home will be available for settlement. Don’t worry — we’ll help you through the moving process with tips on engaging a real estate agent, decluttering, and presenting your home for sale. We also give you generous settlement terms of up to 6 months after your Lifestyle home is completed.

Pre-settlement

By this stage, your new home will be built and almost ready for you to move in. Before you do, your Community Manager and Project Team Member will walk you through and demonstrate how everything works. This is your opportunity to inspect your home and ensure everything is to your satisfaction. We then help you prepare for settlement and anything else you may need before move-in day.

Settlement and Move-in

We’ll take you through the final legal process of taking ownership and paying the balance of your new home at Lifestyle Communities. Then it’s the big day! We help make the move as smooth as possible, including taking away your moving boxes.

Three months in

At this point you will have completed your Clubhouse and gym induction and be immersed in all of the social and wellness activities on offer, if you choose to. You will also have the opportunity to have any minor defects rectified that you may have noticed whilst living in your home.

Got more questions about buying a home at Lifestyle Communities? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or give us a call on 1300 50 55 60.