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A few home truths about building a home and all that surrounds it.

Townhouse, house or apartment - what should i buy?



When people first think of buying a home, they usually picture a traditional detached home – something with three or four bedrooms, on a block of land, in a new estate or established community.

At least that’s what most people have pictured, until recently.

Over the past few years, there’s been a definite shift towards new types of housing to suit different lifestyle needs.

Burbank has responded to this trend – and to customer demand – by offering a wide variety of townhouses and apartments to buy, in addition to a huge range of detached homes.

“Our vision is to deliver a wide range of home solutions through exceptional service”, says Burbank managing director Jarrod Sanfilippo.

“That means catering to the growing number of homebuyers who are looking for lower maintenance living options like townhouses and apartments – especially young professionals, first home buyers and investors who want a home they can move into right away, without the need to add extras” he explains.

Burbank townhouses and apartments are often referred to as ‘turnkey’ homes, meaning everything is included in the price. Think landscaping, letterbox, fencing, floor coverings, appliances and more. You can literally turn the key to your front door and move straight in.

“As well as the essentials, most Burbank apartments and townhouses offer features like air conditioning, ducted heating and top of the range appliances”, Jarrod says.

“Like houses, there’s a price spectrum for townhouses and apartments, and many go well beyond the basics into true luxury territory”, he adds.

While the demand for detached homes will always exist, townhouses and apartments offer more than meets the eye – so if you’re in the market to buy and you haven’t considered a range of home types, it’s worth expanding your options.

“In many cases, townhouses and apartments exceed traditional homes when it comes to location and are generally located close to shops, schools and public transport”, says Jarrod.

“Homebuyers often gravitate towards houses for the larger yards and parking space – but many townhouses and apartments offer these features, or at least something comparable”, he adds.

“Most Burbank townhouses have the option of a double garage, and Burbank apartments come with at least one car space – sometimes two”.

While townhouses generally offer a small balcony or courtyard, most are located around parks and reserves, so homebuyers get the same benefits of a back yard.

Talia Townhouses in Truganina, for example, offer park frontages with plenty of space to relax or kick of the footy with the kids.

Similarly, Burbank’s Mosaic apartments in Dandenong have shared recreation spaces with BBQs and seating. The only difference is you don’t own the land.

“There’s a common misconception that buying townhouses and apartments means limiting yourself when it comes to floor plan options”, says Jarrod.

“But the truth is, not all townhouses or apartments in a particular development are the same”.

“Most Burbank townhouses and apartments come in a number of configurations, so you can choose the floorplan that best fits your needs. There’s more choice than people realise”, he adds.

“Plus, buying off the plan can mean big savings in stamp duty, which is always a bonus for homebuyers”.

If you’re looking for townhouses to buy, Burbank has a range of new homes across Australia.

“Some of our current townhouse projects include Talia Townhouses in Truganina, Blakes Crossing in Adelaide, plus other upcoming projects in Melbourne growth areas like Wyndham Vale and Officer”, says Jarrod.

“We also have a range of apartments to buy, including our award winning Mosaic apartments in Dandenong and MV1 apartments in Roxburgh Park, with many more planned for the future.

For more information, visit www.burbank.com.au.