When choosing a block, consider the location to ensure that it incorporates your budget and has the appropriate proximity to schools, shops, transport, and other facilities.
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You should also ensure that the block has access to services, such as electricity, water, gas, sewer and telephone and ensure that you have included the cost and time it would take to connect to these utilities.
Another item to consider is climatic conditions such as where the sun rises and sets and how the block will cope with storm water runoff.
Before making the final decision to purchase a block it is important that you understand the council requirements with regard to building your new home.
You may approach the council for further information however bear in mind without drawing up plans and lodging them with council they are unlikely to give you a firm decision.
It may also be prudent to investigate any plans that the council or other government authorities may have for the area to ensure that it doesnt impact on your future plans.
By engaging the services of an experienced Development Consultant you can ensure that you are fully informed prior to signing the contract.
About Darren Standish
Darren Standish established Property Prosperity in 2004 initially as a property development company, however after repeated requests for assistance the business evolved into a development consulting business.
Property Prosperity was initially focused on assisting clients with subdivisions and negotiating with councils to ensure that clients maximized their return on investment. Over the years additional services were gradually added to ensure the development process was as seamless as possible for its clients. We expanded into offering individually tailored finance solutions and then added Property Development Analysis, Property Sales and a Builder Broker Services.
Darren is the overachiever of the team and has more qualifications than your average university graduate. As well as completing a Bachelor in Economics, Bachelor in Commerce and post graduate in Accounting he subsequently went on to complete a Diploma in Financial Service, Diploma in Real Estate and Certificate IV in Building. He is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), a licensed Real Estate Agent, licensed Mortgage Broker and holds a Builders License.