The Buying Process
Buying a home
When buying a home at Lifestyle Communities, we like to make sure you feel supported, empowered and fully in control of your decision.
We’ll work closely with you through each step of the process so you know what to expect at all times.
Visit one of our beautiful communities to have a look around, and with meet one of our friendly Consultants who’ll get a better understanding of your needs and exactly what you’re looking for.
Don’t worry we’re not going to try sell you a home!
2. 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 a fully refundable $500 holding deposit, which reserves your lot for the next 6 weeks.
We will then start the journey on how you can customise your home and your Consultant will give you lots of helpful information along the way. At this point, a confirmation deposit of $500 is payable which secures your lot. Your total deposit amount of $1,000 is now non-refundable.
4. 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 will then organise your final house plans.
5. Agreement review
We’ll sit down with you to discuss your contract and answer as many questions as you may have. When you’re happy and you’ve decided to sign the contract, you’ll pay a final deposit of $3,500. There is now no further financial commitment until your final home payment which is due upon settlement.
6. 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. We will help you throughout the entire moving process with helpful 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.
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 inspect your home and ensure everything is to your satisfaction. We’ll then help you prepare for settlement and anything else you may need before move-in day.
8. 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 and seamless as possible, including taking away your moving boxes. We will even have tea, coffee and biscuits ready for you to enjoy upon arrival.
9. 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.
Buying an established home
If you’re purchasing an established home in one of our developed communities, the process is a little different.
Once you’ve found a home you’re interested in buying, you’ll pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your home.
At your ‘appointment review’, we’ll explain the Lifestyle Communities site agreement and sales contract in detail, answering any questions you have along the way. At this stage, a 2nd deposit is now payable. The balance of your total home payment will be payable on settlement.
Once you’ve settled on your existing home, you’ll go through the final legal process of taking ownership and paying the balance of your new home at Lifestyle Communities.
Finally, you’ll move in! We’re here to help in any way to make the move as smooth as possible and will have tea and coffee ready for you upon arrival.