New Home

When choosing your new home, the three key factors to consider are location, style and size. These three elements have significant impact upon your comfort and satisfaction levels, as well as the market value of your future home. Below are some tips to help you.

Where to start: Speak with Praesidium Life before you start looking for your new home. We will prepare you for what is required, so you can go with confidence to purchase your property.


Location is imperative to the re-sale value of your future home, so make sure you think ahead and look for areas that will serve you well in the future.

When deciding on a location, local real estate agents know these areas extremely well and are also aware of any proposed changes that are likely to affect your asset in the future.

On a personal level, you should consider factors like;

  • distance from your place of work
  • nearby educational facilities
  • availability of recreational facilities
  • the local town-planning scheme
  • and the development potential of the land.

Style and Size

When determining the style and size of your home, the top five questions to consider before making a decision are;

1). What are your garage or carport requirements?

2). Do you want an extensive garden or low maintenance surrounds?

3). What are your expectations for your family living areas?

4). Do you want indoor and outdoor entertaining areas?

5). Does the home have the capacity to extend?

Prior to submitting an offer you should make your own enquiries to satisfy yourself on the suitability of the property.

You may wish to obtain a copy of the Certificate of Title, which will inform you of any encumbrances that may affect your use of the land or strata entitlement.

It's also a good idea to speak with the seller's agent who can inform you of any issues you should be aware of.