澳洲Australia property Dixon Homes Prices dont make sense | Sydn


在澳大利亚 The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m


I have a 'junk mail' brochure at home for Dixon homes - I havent bought off them before, have had mixed reports.. Anyway that is another story.

According to the brochure, You can buy a 2 bedroom granny flat without a garage for $94 200.

I flip the page and you can get a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 lounge room place with two car accomodation for $126 400.

The difference in prices here do not make sense to me.. Any thoughts? I guess the more you buy the cheaper you can get stuff eg bricks, timber etc, but the prices still don't make a lot of sense to me.  

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Have you seen the floorplans...? May explain the cheap prices.

Also it is hard to compare pricing until you know what is included and what is extra.

I had a look on their website and they have H&L packages in Craigieburn and Point Cook ($475k) which are not cheap so generally would suspect their overall pricing is in line with the others.

Cheers.  

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Tin Tin said: ↑
I have a 'junk mail' brochure at home for Dixon homes - I havent bought off them before, have had mixed reports.. Anyway that is another story.

According to the brochure, You can buy a 2 bedroom granny flat without a garage for $94 200.

I flip the page and you can get a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 lounge room place with two car accomodation for $126 400.

The difference in prices here do not make sense to me.. Any thoughts? I guess the more you buy the cheaper you can get stuff eg bricks, timber etc, but the prices still don't make a lot of sense to me.Click to expand...
the granny flat is in a better part of town than the 4 bedder?  

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Why don't you write down a list of questions and call them.

Does the house include carpet?
Does the house include driveway? lightfittings?

At a rough guess the granny flat would include carpet etc. and the house wouldn't.

I used to work for the company a loooong time ago. Back then you weren't allowed to answer 'no' to anything. Can you post the answers!!!! :D  

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CHam said: ↑
Have you seen the floorplans...? May explain the cheap prices.

Also it is hard to compare pricing until you know what is included and what is extra.


Cheers.Click to expand...
There is quite a bit of detail in these plans - they just came through the letter box, I am not thinking of building, it was just out of interest really. In this pamphlet there were 30 + pages, the granny flat was 70sqm and the 4 bedder was 182.1sqm. The four bedder starts at $126k so that tells a bit of a story in itself.



BTW I dont have anything against them, infact my old man has built with them 3 times, says they are slow but fine.  

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Aaron Sice said: ↑
the granny flat is in a better part of town than the 4 bedder?Click to expand...
They are houses only (it came in a pamphlet in the letterbox).  

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Tin Tin said: ↑
There is quite a bit of detail in these plans - they just came through the letter box, I am not thinking of building, it was just out of interest really. In this pamphlet there were 30 + pages, the granny flat was 70sqm and the 4 bedder was 182.1sqm. The four bedder starts at $126k so that tells a bit of a story in itself.



BTW I dont have anything against them, infact my old man has built with them 3 times, says they are slow but fine.Click to expand...
The IP I'm building has a list price of $132,000
By the time it's sitting on the block of land it's closer to $180,000.
Carpet,tiles,light fittings,blinds,grass,driveways etc etc ate all on top of this.

I imagine the add ins for a flat would be a lot less.
Cheers  

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It cost nearly the same amount of money to build a granny flat compared to a house.

They both have the same expensive items,

Same council / Government fees,
Same site works costs,
Similar concrete costs,
Similar frame costs,
Same bathroom costs,(Except one bathroom less)
Same kitchen costs,
Same delivery costs,
Same Electrical costs,lights,oven,range-hood,dishwasher etc
Same front and back door,
Similar Roof costs,
The list goes on and on.

The bigger the house the cheaper it becomes.

Its not hard to work out:rolleyes:  

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Pa1nter said: ↑
It cost nearly the same amount of money to build a granny flat compared to a house.

They both have the same expensive items,

Same council / Government fees,
Same site works costs,
Similar concrete costs,
Similar frame costs,
Same bathroom costs,(Except one bathroom less)
Same kitchen costs,
Same delivery costs,
Same Electrical costs,lights,oven,range-hood,dishwasher etc
Same front and back door,
Similar Roof costs,
The list goes on and on.

The bigger the house the cheaper it becomes.

Its not hard to work out:rolleyes:Click to expand...
And on top of those costs, some of the costs fo grannie flats are even higher than for a freestanding home.

You have to assume access is going to be difficult, whereas for a house difficult access would be a site cost added to the base price.

It would be a bit shitfull if you asked them for a quote on the grannieflat and they said, oh you intend to put that in the back yard, that will cost you 30% more then. Where did you think we would put it champ, next to the road? Only Julia Gillard would want it their like so many BER school halls...

I don't think prefabbe homes stack up for me yet. Give it a few more years and they will, but for now they are struggling. For grannie flats however they are already god value. A big crane for one day gets your unit in as opposed to numerous barrowe loads of gear down the side of a home.

If you have a side access to your home I reckon they would give you a discount.  

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