Builder’s Pricing Trick
Have you ever searched for house designs online or collected brochures from display centres? Did you compare the prices listed?
Well, before you set your heart on a particular design, please understand it may actually end up…
Costing you a lot more
You see, many builders tempt you with low initial prices. But when you read the fine print, you suddenly realise the beautiful inclusions in the brochures cost more. A lot more.
It’s not uncommon for a $300,000 house (list price) to actually cost you $350,000 or more as a finished home. For example, the display home and photos in the brochure may include extras that are not included in the list price. Things like…
- Premium LED lighting and stylish fittings
- Plush carpet and imported tiles
- Ornate ceiling cornices
- Upscale double front door
- Upgraded stone bench tops
- Premium security screens
- Outdoor entertaining area (tiled and roofed)
- Extra exposed aggregate paths & driveway
- Designer landscaping
- And much more
As you start to add these things into your finished house, the price will go up and up. Make a few design changes – a bigger room, a longer driveway, a concrete path to the clothes line – and you could find yourself paying $50,000-$100,000 more.
Avoid disappointment. Ask your builder for the COMPLETE price. And don’t get a shock when it’s thousands more than the list price.
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