2. Size and shape
When it comes to blocks, size matters. The size will influence the ultimate price of the property and the maintenance required. The average Hunter Region housing estate block is between 450 to 600 square meters, whilst rural acreage blocks are at a minimum half an acre (2,000 square meters). The trick is to decide on which best suits you and your budget.
You must also make sure your dream house design actually fits the size and shape of your block. A larger block may be necessary if you’re dreaming big or plan on adding an extension in the future sometime.
Odd shaped blocks (such as corner blocks and narrow blocks) may be appealing due to the view, location or price BUT it could be trickier placing a home on those blocks. Your choice of home designs will be limited to some extent if you choose an odd-shaped block.
Some project home companies offer designs that suit challenging blocks. For example, two-story designs better suit a narrower block. But it’s best to check on this before committing to buying.