What’s In Demand In Coffs
When Yarren first opened the doors to Stroud Homes Coffs Harbour, he didn’t think he’d be getting the opportunity to build many acreage homes, but that’s just what’s on his schedule now.
“At the moment, we’ve got three going on an acreage and only one in town.”
“I’ve actually been a bit surprised by that, I was expecting to get a lot of stuff in close to Coffs in the estates and close to town.
“The acreage designs have really attracted quite a few people – I don’t think there’s much in those sort of designs around here, and what Stroud offers is pretty good to the market.”
While Stroud Homes has an extensive range of acreage designs and large luxury homes, there has been a lot of interest in the Kentucky and Montego designs.
For those building in town, there has been some interest in Stroud’s award winning Wildflower design.
This bright and breezy home won the 2014 HIA award for display homes under $300,000.
With open living areas, large ensuite bathroom, and pool views from the master bedroom and alfresco area, it provides an everyday resort feel for those who call it home.
While it’s easy to fall in love with a home design, Yarren encourages young and new home buyers to make sure they know just what is included.
“Just be clear with what is included in your price when you’re signing a prelim.
“If you get into a contract situation where the builder is starting to add extra stuff on, don’t be afraid to walk away from it.”
That’s why Stroud Homes provides a long list of high-quality standard inclusions, so you know what’s included without any unexpected surprises.
“It’s a good idea to get someone from the building industry to have a look at your block before you buy if you haven’t bought one already.
“There’s a lot of sloping blocks around Coffs and people don’t realise how much extra that could cost them.”
If you’re purchasing the land separately, there are some issues that can increase your build cost, particularly in Coffs Harbour.