The journey to your new home
We keep our buying process simple and transparent, so you feel supported, informed and confident every step of the way.
Buying a brand new home at Lifestyle Communities
When buying a home at Lifestyle Communities, we like to ensure that you feel supported, empowered and fully in control of your decision. Regardless of whether you're after a new or existing home, we’ll work closely with you through each step of the buying process, so you feel confident and informed at all times.
1. Come and say ‘hey’!
Come and visit one of our beautiful communities to have a look, meet our friendly consultants, enjoy a cuppa and help us understand exactly what you’re looking for. Get ready to explore and adore!
2. Secure your sweet spot
Whether you’re looking for ultimate street appeal, a place that’s particularly peaceful, or a location that’s walking distance to the Clubhouse, there’s a spot to complement your preference. This stage of the buying process involves choosing the perfect home design and your preferred location within the community. You’ll pay a fully refundable $500 holding deposit, which reserves your lot for the next 6 weeks.
3. Time to make it official
It’s time to pay a $500 confirmation deposit to secure your lot and make your downsizing journey official! Don’t stress – your Lifestyle Consultant will be there to answer all your questions and provide plenty of helpful information. Your total deposit amount of $1,000 is now non-refundable.
4. Add your personal touches
Now for the fun part! It’s time to customise your home to perfection by selecting your preferred finishes, interior colours and extras. You’ll meet with your Project Team Member and Lifestyle Consultant to talk through your house plans and customisation options in detail. At this stage, you’ll pay another $500, taking your total deposit amount to $1,500. After this customisation meeting, we’ll draw up and organise your final house plans.
5. Sign along the dotted line
At this stage, we sit down and explain your agreement in plain English and answer any questions you may have. When you’re confident, happy and you’ve decided to sign the agreement, it’s time to pay a further $3,500, bringing your total deposit amount to $5,000. There are no further financial commitments until your settlement date.
6. Prepare your existing house for sale
When we order your new home, we’ll advise you of your fixed settlement date. From decluttering tips to finding a real estate agent, and presenting your existing house for sale, we’ll help you do it all. We also give you generous settlement terms of up to 6 months after your new home is completed to ensure you have plenty of time to get all your ducks in a row.
7. The final countdown!
By this stage, your new home will be built and almost ready for you to move in (how exciting!). 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 then help you prepare for settlement and anything else you may need before move-in day – like finding a local removalist!
8. Welcome home
Settlement day is here! We’ll take you through the final legal process of taking ownership and paying the balance of your new home at Lifestyle Communities. On the day, we’ll do our best to make the move as smooth as possible, including taking away your moving boxes. We’ll even have tea, coffee and biscuits ready for you when you arrive. Time to step into your new home and start living your lifestyle of a lifetime!
9. Three months in
By now, you’ll know your way around the Clubhouse and gym and will have had plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in all the social and wellness activities on offer. At this stage, any minor defects you may have noticed whilst living in your home can be rectified.
Buying an established Lifestyle Communities home
If you’re purchasing an established home in one of our developed communities, the process looks a little different.
1. Inspection time!
Arrange a private viewing of your desired home with one of our friendly Lifestyle Consultants who will also give you a grand tour of the beautiful community and get to know your needs.
2. Make an offer
When you find the home that’s right for you, we’ll put forward your offer to the vendor and work with both parties to help organise a successful outcome.
3. Offer accepted!
When your offer is accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is payable to secure your home.
4. Sign along the dotted line
Once you’ve sold your existing house, we’ll catch up, discuss your contract, and answer any questions you may have. Once signed, an agreement deposit of $3,000 is now payable. The total deposit of $5,000 will be deducted from the final payment required of your new home at settlement.
5. Welcome home
It’s the big day! Our Community Managers will help to organise a smooth transition for you into your new home and community. We’ll do our best to make the move as smooth as possible, including taking away your moving boxes. We’ll even have tea, coffee and biscuits ready for you when you arrive. Time to step into your new home and start living your lifestyle of a lifetime!
6. Get comfortable
To make sure you get into the swing of things, we’ll organise your Clubhouse and gym induction and help you immerse yourself in any of the social and wellness activities you’d like to get involved in. All that’s left to do is eat, drink and be merry in your new home and community!