Buy and build
Forget about crystal ball gazing
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.