1. Select Your Home Builder
Ask friends who have been through the home building process and they’ll tell you … “Choose the right builder, and the process is a breeze. Choose the wrong builder, and you’ll have nothing but frustrations, delays and disappointments.”
Our advice: Do your homework. Ask the hard questions of the builder. Check out the builder’s reputation. Ensure they are VERY clear on what is included in the contract price and what is not. All this may sound tough, but after all, this is perhaps the biggest investment you’ll ever make in your life. Getting it wrong just isn’t an option.
2. Establish Your Home Building Budget
Establishing your home building budget BEFORE you visit display homes saves you time, and allows you to really focus on home designs and land options that are within your price range. It also helps your friendly Grady consultant to advise you more effectively too.
In fact, we encourage you to get pre-approval of your available funds prior to starting the home building journey.
And we can certainly recommend Lenders who offer what we believe to be the best loan options on the market, with a “cash back” offer to our clients
3. Choosing Your House Design
You need to do your homework when choosing designs. Here are some home design tips to consider before making your house design selections.
You will find a wide selection of our popular Grady Homes floor plans on this website as a starting point. By all means spend time studying them, but to really get a good handle on what will be right for YOU we encourage you to make good use of the expertise of the New Home Specialists at our display homes. Our consultants are educated and experienced in helping you match various floor plans not only to your budget, but your lifestyle, and to help you consider things like the orientation of the building site, the prevailing breezes, advice on outdoor entertainment ideas, and so on.
Professional input is critical. So don’t be backward in asking lots of questions, after all, we are here to help!
4. Choosing Internal & External Colours, Textures and Fixtures
This is where you really get to stamp your own personality and style onto your new home. The choices you make here will say so much about you when friends and family come to visit.
To make things easier we have a range of pre-designed Colour Boards to choose from. These colour boards are created by a Professional Colour Consultant (actually, the same Colour Consultant we use for our beautiful display homes). We also have a Colour Consultant who will help you with colour choices if interior design is not your thing.
You’ll get some amazing ideas for interior decorating, on wall and floor tiles, on carpet and floor coverings … textures, colours, styles and fittings. You’ll be so excited at the possibilities, you’ll hardly want to wait to get into your new home.
And that leads us to the next step …
5. Guaranteed Fixed Price and Completion Date … In Writing!
Your building experience should be enjoyable and worry free and Grady Homes absolutely delivers on that.
For example, we get all the council plans prepared and submitted for approval, pay all the fees associated with building your new home and systematically record all your selections.
Of critical importance, when you choose Grady Homes, you receive a guaranteed fixed price contract. No nasty surprises. Everything up front and clearly documented.
And another Grady Homes innovation … a 5-Month Build Guarantee in writing. That means you’ll know when your start and completion date is. And, if were to take longer than 5 Months to build you home, we pay you $75 for each extra day.
6. After (And Before) Handing Over The Keys
We provide a 12 month defect warranty, and a lifetime structural guarantee. We also have a dedicated team to manage any issues you may encounter with your new home – find out more about our after hand-over service.
Having a dedicated defect and warranty team means that if something is not quite right with your new home, we get it fixed for you straight away. After all, when your friends and family visit, we want them to be impressed with your home too!
Even before the ‘handover’, one of our site supervisors will go with you through your home, checking that absolutely everything is just perfect. Nothing gets missed on our comprehensive checklist, nor with the trained eye of our supervisors. That way, when you move in, we can be as proud of the final result as you are.