Buy and build

For­get about crys­tal ball gaz­ing

Real Estate Outlook - - Sections & Showhomes -

Let’s face it, un­less you’ve been liv­ing in a tent at the South Pole, it has been im­pos­si­ble to es­cape the re­cent bout of doom and gloom head­lines. The United States’ credit crunch, de­clin­ing prop­erty sales, in­creases in petrol and food costs… Yes, there are a few things lately that have left us smart­ing, and sit­ting on our hands, rather than reach­ing for our wal­lets. Mar­kets have al­ways had their ups and downs, but the gen­eral trend is up­wards; and on re­cov­ery, his­tory shows that we emerge in a much bet­ter po­si­tion. We’ve all heard sto­ries of beach­front prop­er­ties chang­ing hands for a few hun­dred pounds back in time, whereas to­day a se­ri­ous Lotto win with Power­ball would be re­quired. All this proves is that as time moves on, mar­kets re­cover and val­ues in­crease. What we would have once turned down on price, we would hap­pily pay to­day. So why is now a great time to buy and build? Quite aside from the sat­is­fac­tion and pride that comes from build­ing a new home – and of course get­ting what you want rather than buy­ing some­one else’s dream, there are some great rea­sons to start shop­ping for land and cruis­ing the showhomes right now. Firstly, with the re­duced num­ber of sales, you can buy well and per­haps get more favourable pay­ment terms. At Sec­tions R Us, we have a great se­lec­tion of va­cant land for sale and there are some bril­liant deals avail­able right now which can re­duce your over­all pur­chas­ing costs. Se­condly, we are com­ing into win­ter. y pur­chas­ing now, your con­sents can be through coun­cil ready for con­struc­tion to start in the drier sum­mer months. Quicker con­struc­tion times means lower hold­ing costs. Thirdly, good trades­peo­ple are in greater sup­ply right now. Lower wait­ing times mean you can get the pro­fes­sion­als on site quicker than when they are booked up for months ahead. So if you’re sav­ing on the land pur­chase and sav­ing on the build times and hold­ing costs, then it stands to rea­son that now re­ally is a great time to buy and build. And for those that need fur­ther con­vinc­ing … when the mar­ket re­cov­ers you’ll be in your brand new home and well on the way to in­creas­ing your eq­uity. To find out just how easy it can be, phone the Sec­tions R Us team to­day.

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