Townhome living first choice for first home buyers; the Visage terrace homes in Calleya at Treeby ticked all the boxes for Lauren McGinty after a thoughtful six-month search for her ideal first home.
First home buyers in Perth’s southern suburbs are looking to maximise their budgets with the latest in contemporary townhomes.
Lauren said she was looking at houses, townhomes and apartments and that her decision to purchase at Visage came down to the manageable size of the property, privacy and the fact it was brand new.
“Originally I was looking at existing houses and noticed I would have to compromise on things like design and age,” Ms McGinty said.
“Friends who built in Calleya recommended the area, so I was even considering building, but the property would have been significantly larger than I needed and required more maintenance. That’s when I discovered Visage,” she said.
The two-storey terrace homes showcase the latest in modern home design across two distinct styles, the Urban Luxe and Garden Oasis.
Lauren said the first thing that struck her was the size of the interior and how features like the alfresco area, multiple bathrooms and lock-up garage suited her needs. “The location is great, too. With good accessibility to the city and lots of parks and playgrounds, this will be an investment I keep when upgrading into a family home.”
Col Dutton, WA General Manager Residential at Stockland, said that buying trends indicated the low-maintenance nature and affordability of terrace homes were filling a gap in the Perth housing market.
“Terrace homes appeal to singles, young families and downsizers looking for the latest in open plan living, ensuring their homes are versatile and suit their ongoing needs,” Mr Dutton said. “Visage is in a prime location with transport and local amenities within easy reach, making it a great option for those looking to get onto the property ladder,” he said.
With an increasing number of first home buyers breaking into the market, Lauren has some important tips to consider before making a purchase:
1. Do your homework
While you’re saving for a deposit, do your research. It’s important to know the property market and the valuable features of the areas you’re considering. Also, shop around for mortgage brokers and save the largest deposit possible.
2. Take advantage of financial breaks
Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of financial benefits. Visage terrace homes have green titles and are brand new, meaning first home buyers can be eligible for up to $10,000 in grants. Also, stay up-to-date with special promotions like Stockland’s Spring Sale offering up to $10,000 off various properties.
3. Go to open homes
Invest time into visiting communities that appeal to you and touring open homes. Inspections are a good way to refine your ideal home concept by experiencing different property types and what each of them offer.
4. Weigh up buying versus building
It’s important to consider all options when starting your new home journey. While buying a completed home has many benefits, building can appeal to those looking to customise their home, such as growing families.
Visage terrace home packages currently start at $449,000* for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, with a lock up garage. The terrace homes are on individual titles, meaning owners will not incur ongoing strata costs associated with body corporate fees.
The Visage terrace display homes are open every Saturday and Sunday from 2.30pm to 4pm on Azurite Way, Treeby. To tour the homes, contact Troy Smith on 0414 730 273 at Burgess Rawson or go to www.stockland.com.au/visage.