As Bob Dylan sang, “The times they are a-changin’”. The ways we think about apartments and townhouses now, are different to the ways they were thought about in the past. The way we think about them in the future will be different too.
To get an insight into what the future holds for people purchasing property off plan, we spoke to David Shearer, the Director of Project Planning at Independent Projects.
This is the final instalment of our 3 part series on buying property off the plan. In the last 2 instalments we covered the major benefits of buying off plan and some of the strategies you can use to find the right property. Today we’ll focus on the actual purchasing experience.
To make things easier we’ve broken the purchasing experience down into 4 different sections: the exchange process, the construction period, the settlement process and the post-settlement period.
This is the second part of our 3 part series which answers common question about buying a new property off the plan, specifically in townhouse or apartment projects. Last time we covered the major benefits of buying off plan. Today we’ll focus on strategies you can use to find the right property.
Your personal circumstances will always determine your priorities so your approach could vary based on what you need to achieve as part of your purchase. Whether you are planning on living in the property or renting it out as an investment, the important fundamentals need to be considered to ensure you are really happy with the end result.
This is the first part of a 3 part series that will answer the common questions we are asked about buying a new property off the plan. Today we’ll focus on the benefits you can experience from this type of purchase. Then, in the next 2 instalments, we’ll cover how to find the right property and the purchasing experience and process.
If you’re not familiar with the term ‘buying off plan’, it simply refers to the purchase of a property that hasn’t been built yet. While this type of opportunity has been around for many years, it is not the most common way of buying real estate and as a result many people may not have purchased property in this way, so let’s look at what is involved.