What is a turn key home?
My builder is really excited and keeps telling me that my home is a ‘Turnkey’ Home….. HELP WHAT DO THEY MEAN????
You have taken the plunge and decided that you are going to build new. You start by searching around the Sunshine Coast for what display estates are open and where you can buy land:
Aura Harmony Pelican waters Parklakes II Palmview forest Peregian Springs Sunshine Cove The Image Nambour Glass House country estate Cooroibah Park Pathways landsborough Horizons North Woombye The Reserve Caboolture Birtinya Bokarina Beach Oceanside Greenwood Grove Cooroy
Now you are talking to builders and you have terms thrown at you left right and centre ‘TURNKEY’ keeps coming up and you nod and agree because you don’t want them to think you do not know what you are doing.
Why would you want to buy a turn-key complete home?
There are many reasons why a turn-key complete home is the right choice. Each individual will have their own requirements when building a home, but understanding advantages of turn- key homes may help you make an informed decision.
- Nothing to do except move in!
- less stress
- your home will be finished rather than drag on for months
- professional finish across the project
Turnkey Homes are exactly that you get given those keys and there is nothing more that you have to worry about (except moving in your furniture). They can be great for first home buyers, people who have no interest in getting their hands dirty, young families, time poor people.
Turnkey homes will generally include the following items that are often left out of build contracts; front landscaping, rear landscaping, garden to meet covenant requirements, letterboxes, dishwasher, clotheslines or any paving that you are after. Unfortunately the term ‘turnkey’ has a different meaning for whom ever you are building with a turnkey package with builder A may include everything whilst a turnkey package with builder B includes everything except a garden. These are often the problems that arise in that clients are not researching what they are actually getting. Which is fair enough the amount of different builders out there that over total packages, all inclusive, full turnkey there can be minute items that are missing and it is the new home buyer that ends up getting the final product but it isn’t 100% what they are after.
The biggest piece of advice we can give at Arcadia Homes QLD is whomever you build with. Do your research when all the dust settles from the sale and the fancy showroom lights are no longer dazzling your eyes are you getting the product that you thought you were and does your version of turnkey package align with your builders?