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Choosing the Perfect Location for Your New Home in Perth

Choosing the Perfect Location for Your New Home in Perth

Key Insights

  • Budget is the Foundation: Determining your budget is the crucial first step when choosing the location for your new home. It ensures you don’t waste time searching for properties that are out of your financial reach and sets the tone for your entire home-building or buying journey.
  • Convenience Matters: Consider your daily commute, proximity to essential services, and modern conveniences. Evaluating factors like access to public transport, schools, healthcare, shopping centres, and recreational facilities helps in creating a lifestyle that suits your needs now and in the future.
  • Lifestyle and Gut Feeling: Don’t forget to factor in your personal preferences and lifestyle. Consider the activities you enjoy and how far you’re willing to travel to continue them from your new location. Trust your instincts, as your gut feeling about a place can be a valuable guide in making your final decision.

 

Things to Keep in Mind when Choosing a Suburb in Perth

If you’re in the early stages of dreaming about your ideal home or you’ve already chosen the perfect design, the next big question on your mind is all about the where.

Do you love where you currently live?
Do you need to be closer to work?
Or do you just really want to live close to the city?

There are many factors to consider when choosing where to live, let’s take a look at some of the most important factors when selecting the best place for you to live in Perth.

 

Budget

It’s important to know how much you can spend on a block of land whilst still having enough money left in the kitty to build your perfect home design.

For that reason, we recommend analysing your budget closely and/or engaging the services of a home loan finance specialist to help you. That way you don’t waste your time searching for a home or block of land in a location that is out of your reach.

While it may seem daunting to get someone to go through your finances, a good finance specialist is here to help and will offer unbiased information so you have the tools and knowledge to make the best decisions for you.

Once you know what you can afford the journey to the location of your new home will be a happier, less stressful experience!

 

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Convenience & Transportation

Definitely a key consideration here, think about your commute to work and how long it will be. Is this journey feasible for the years to come? Do you have family and friends in the area, if not; is it a commute you would be happy to do often?

Other factors to consider is the proximity to the freeway, public transport, childcare facilities, as well as shopping centres, cafes, restaurants and other modern conveniences, which nearby, combine to make for a great lifestyle.

Another important factor to consider is schools for children or future children. What school catchment area will you be in? Are schools located close by? Does the school have a good reputation?

If you take the time to consider these factors you’re sure to choose a location that perfectly suits your needs now and in the future.

 

Lifestyle

Think about the things you enjoy doing in life. Is it regular trips to the beach, long walks around the river or playing footy each week? How far are you willing to travel from your new home to continue these pursuits?

Also, if your block is on the smaller side and you have a dog or children, are parks within walking distance to exercise your pooch and let the kids play?

 

Coastal Suburbs

  • Madora Bay
  • Lakelands
  • Golden Bay
  • Alkimos
  • Eglinton
  • Jindalee
  • Yanchep

 

Inner Suburbs

  • Baldivis
  • Brabham
  • Henley Brook
  • Bullsbrook
  • Treeby
  • Armadale
  • Hilbert
  • Piara Waters

 

 

Education & Medical Facilities

If you’re buying into an estate, check out the long term plans for any future schools, parks, shopping precincts or other attractions. You can see this on the estates Master Plan.

Research

Buying or building a new home is a big investment so it pays to spend time doing your research. If you are building or buying for investment purposes, investigate the sales history of the locations you are looking at and how it has performed over recent years to see if buying in the area will offer long term financial gains.

 

How many suburbs in Perth?

Fun fact! There are more than 350 suburbs in the Perth metropolitan region (colloquially known as Perth, the capital city of Western Australia) as of 2021.

At Easystart Homes, we’ve fostered fantastic relationships with developers throughout the Perth Metro and Mandurah Region, allowing our team to offer diverse options to our clients.

“Special credit goes to Easystart for actively going far above and beyond to ensure that we got a great piece of land in a decent suburb, worked tirelessly with all parties involved to make sure we got the best deal that met all requirements, and within our budgets.” 

Emi’s review of Easystart on Productreviews.com.au

 

Neighbourhood

Look for an area that fits the lifestyle of your family. If you are buying a block of land to build, is it located within a reputable estate?

It also pays to have a chat to local residents and real estate agents to give you a clear understanding of the area you are thinking about living in.

Having said all that, it is true that you often have a ‘gut’ feeling about a location. Don’t ignore it – use that feeling to help you narrow down your location choices and then cross reference them with the factors above, this will help to ensure you love your new home and your new location.

 

Safety

If you are purchasing in an established area, does it have a safe reputation? Is the street quiet and away from thoroughfare traffic?

Additionally, consider factors like street lighting, the presence of pedestrian pathways, and the general upkeep of public spaces. Engage with local resident social media forums to gain insights into the community’s vibe and any safety concerns or ask us!

 

 

 

 

House and Land Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a house & land package?

A house & land package is the combination of a new home and a block of land that the home will be built on. The prices of these packages are for both house & land combined. Easystart provides many house and land packages that are already pre-built, meaning that you don’t have to go to the trouble of finding land & a matching home design separately. If you can’t find the perfect package, then let our team of house and land specialists tailor the perfect package for you, all you need to do is get in touch and tell us exactly what you’re looking for.