Purchase with your head, or your heart?
Do you want it, or do you need it? It can be a fun tight rope to walk when the repercussions of a purchase decision are small-scale and short-term. But when you’re considering the very roof over your head, it’s a critical balance between committing to a property that makes rational sense and finding that special place that makes your heart sing. Maggie and Josh will soon be moving into Due North and their experience provides a real-life example of happy ending defined by harmony between head and heart at home.
Having spent years renting a home directly above their small business shop front, soon to be Caydon residents Maggie and Josh knew the importance of considering what both their head and heart wanted prior to securing the perfect property.
“When we opened the business, I wanted to have financial stability. I wanted to be able to do what I loved with the goal of being able to buy a home and provide security for my family,” Maggie said.
However, the couple also needed to consider what their hearts were telling them – which was more space for their now four-year-old son, Remy, and adored pets, Mina, and Sasha.
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When it comes to purchasing your first home, it’s amazing how a little research can create a lifetime of opportunity. Owning your first home is more achievable, and arguably more affordable, than most people think.
While surfing the web, Maggie noted that the couple were eligible for a range of financial assistance packages. By simply chatting to a lender or conveyancing team, Maggie and Josh knew that the dream owing their first home with Caydon apartments, thanks in no small part to the Victorian Homebuyer Fund and Stamp Duty schemes, had suddenly turned into an achievable reality.
In this cookie-cutter world, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find something truly unique. Thankfully, with the flexible floorplans on offer with Caydon apartments Maggie and Josh were able to find something that felt as if it were purpose built for them.
“This was the perfect option for us, as we’ve got a small child and he’s at an age now where he’s going to need to be in his own room,” Maggie recalls. Alongside premium features such as durable engineered timber flooring, European appliances and an abundance of storage, the flexible floorplan option available makes it even easier to fall in love with your home.
The beauty of shared amenities is that you can determine what is specifically a necessity and what is something that would simply be nice to have. As you may recall, do you like it, or do you need it? Heart or head? The choice is yours.
Throughout the decision-making process of their home purchase, Maggie and Josh determined specific, must-haves they required. For them having an adequately sized space for entertaining friends and family was extremely important. That’s what attracted them to a Caydon apartment. The shared spaces, including a communal lobby, rooftop featuring a pool, gym, and entertaining booths with barbecues satiated all of their needs; not to mention satisfying both their emotional and intellectual requirements.
At Caydon, choosing the right apartment is key when you have a furry friend or two. After experiencing difficulties applying for rental properties with their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Sasha and Russian Blue, Mina, Maggie and Josh said Due North’s pet-friendly apartments provided them with another obvious reason for the appeal.
With easy-care timber floorboards, stone surfaces, a variety of balconies to choose from and plenty of space to play indoors, Caydon apartments are designed with your four-legged friends in mind.
Due North’s location, just a minute from their Thornbury retail store and next door to their son’s day-care, was the clinching factor in the couple’s decision to purchase
“There are great restaurants, cafes, parks and an amazing cinema. It’s a walkable suburb and you can just stay in the bubble without needing to leave.”
Caydon apartments are only 10km from the Melbourne CBD, with everyday essentials being accessible in 20 minutes or less.