Buy from a reputable project team
Do as much research as possible into the entire project team beyond just the developer. Also ensuring the developer has a strong service team that can follow through with requests and communication even once settlement has occurred. That is something we always pride ourselves on at Beulah, we never just disappear.
Render vs. reality
Buy from a developer with a solid track record of delivering exactly what they say they will by researching comparison between marketing materials and reality. Further to this, be sure to collate as much information as possible to ensure a good grasp of the floor plans by measuring these out physically and by asking the developer for representation/understanding of view lines.
Choose a project in an established suburb
Align your lifestyle needs with a suburb that already has these amenities, services and so on, readily available. This will automatically enhance your quality of living as soon as you move in.
Find a point of difference
Buy something unique in design architecturally and interior.
Think in the long term
Consider how your lifestyle is going to change in future years. For example, if you plan to resell in the future, think about the unique attributes of this property that will appeal to future buyers in the second-hand market, whether it is the architecture itself, an up and coming area or there are proposed plans for other infrastructure that will increase property value.