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Selwyn Times: January 24, 2018


9 Building blocks to a new home As Cantabrians continue to move forward, when building a new home, here’s a reminder to pay attention to some of the fine details... Anyone intending to build a new home should have the builder’s contract checked out by an experienced lawyer. A payment schedule can also minimise financial risks. Issues that you may have to deal with include: the deposit, guarantees and warranties If you want to compare building companies, it’s important to get down to finer details such as how many power points there are per room, the type of windows you are having or which paint finishes are included. Questions to ask builders include: • Do you have a completion guarantee and how does it work? • Are they held in a solicitor’s trust fund? • Will the master franchisor complete the build if the franchisee goes out of business • What are the exact specs? • Are the prices fixed? • What is excluded from the build? • Are there any restrictions on driveways or any other connections? • Can you speak with clients who have just completed a build? Do your homework before you decide on a building company and you will have a less stressful time once the building process starts. 0800 500 123 Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008) • Is there a loss of deposit guarantee? • Is the company a Registered Master Builder and does it use thirdparty written guarantees? West Melton - 121 Johnson Road Your Own Slice of Paradise View by appointment or open home For Sale $950,000 Web • What is the schedule for payments? • How are the deposit and progress payments administered? Situated on a quiet road just out of West Melton township in a wonderful garden setting on 5997sqm. The pool complex is stunning and there are multiple spaces to entertain or relax. Designed in the 80s, the house has been largely modernised, and has been priced to allow a discerning purchaser to complete the process. Several lockable sheds give multiple options. • 4 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 2 Living Heather Clouston West Melton & Rolleston 021 318 260 Our Onsite Office is Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11-4pm. Call in for the latest information on available sections. Visit one of our showhomes and find your perfect house and land package within a well regarded community. Each home site has been created to enjoy the best possible aspect situated amongst Lincoln’s rural outlook. First National Real Estate Sue Mullins 027 244 1325 Visit Us Onsite Corner of Birches Road and Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln. Barry O’Neill 021 364 422