Five ways to get the most out of your display home visit

With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, display homes are once again open and welcoming new home buyers, albeit with adherence to social distancing regulations.

So, now’s the time to get your home-owning plans fully on track and find that perfect home you’ve been dreaming of! While online research is great, there is something special about visiting your nearest display home village and actually walking through the houses and picturing yourself living there.

Get the most out of your next display home visit

Before you jump in the car, here are seven hints and tips from us to you that will help you get the most out of your next display home village visit.

1: Be strategic

It’s going to be a long day, so have a game plan and try to stick to it. Doing so will ensure that you allow time to see everything you want to see and leave knowing that you are one step closer to making your big decision. Have a list of must-see homes to go to first, and a second list of homes to see if time permits. If you plan on visiting HomeWorld Marsden Park, you’ll be able to tour three ANSA Homes’ designs: the Sierra 33 , Brooklyn 32 and Arlo 25.

2: Know what you want

Before going display home hunting, have a firm list of the features you want in your new home. Your list may be general (number of bedrooms and bathrooms, for example), or it may go deep into the finer details.

The more you put on your list, the better it will guide you through your display home visit. Include the type of finishes you want, the type of counter tops, tiles, or bricks that you want. There are no wrong answers here; be guided by what truly matters to you. And don’t be distracted by the glitz and glamour – beautiful interiors are a dime a dozen at a display home village. Instead, focus on the fundamental elements of the home that you will be using daily and look carefully at floorplans and the flow of the house.

3: Document your day

Visiting a display home village is a reconnaissance mission, so make all your time and effort worth your while by documenting your day. You’ll be visiting any number of display homes, and the last thing you want is for them to all blur into one the moment you get in your car and drive home. Capture the experience with detailed notes (including overall impressions of each home you visited) and photos. When you get home, you’ll be glad you did.

4: Know your builders

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of a large display home village. There can be dozens upon dozens of shiny display homes to peruse and it’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy store and fall in love with all of them.

But choosing your builder is arguably more important than choosing your home. If you like a certain design, research the builder. Do they build as many homes as they can, or the best homes they can? What’s their approach to customer service? What certainties can they give you before, during and after your build? Find a builder that you have a good rapport with and feel you can trust.

5: Not all upgrades are created equal

Display homes are built to impress and are usually fitted with premium upgrades, fixtures and features – many of which may not be included in the base price. So, if you fall head over heels for that bench top, high ceiling, fittings and choice of tiles, make sure you clarify with the salesperson just what’s included in the base home package price. And if you like what you see, ask for the total cost of the house on display, built as is.

6: Come prepared

On the day, be organised and capture as much information and as many details as you can to review once you get home. It goes without saying that you’ll need a notepad, pen, and a smartphone or camera. But it pays to also bring a tape measure, along with dimensions of large existing items (bed, couch, dining table etc) that you’ll be bringing with you into your new home. It would be devastating to find that the home you have fallen in love with just won’t fit your beloved antique cabinet.

7: Have fun and enjoy yourself

Okay, we’ve given you a lot of guidance, but one more thing – have fun no matter what. This is an exciting time for you and your family, so enjoy it. Let your imagination run wild. Your new home is your dream, so dream big, look for certainty and don’t compromise.

ANSA display homes open for business

Our display homes are now open! Visit us today at Homeworld Marsden Park and Oran Park display village. Our award-winning Astaire multi-generational design can also be viewed at Edmondson Park but by appointment only.

We are an HIA and MBA award-winning builder that gives you certainty –just the way you like it. Give us a call on 1300 757 810 for a chat about your new home.

Display Homes Now Open

Building a new home is one of life’s biggest challenges, and we understand that you can’t always get what you need from just browsing online.

With the easing of restrictions around public gatherings the Goverenment has advised home builders can reopen their display homes to allow in-person visits. ANSA Homes are still following all advice and recommendations with respect to social distancing, hygiene and cleanliness at our display homes. This includes:

  • Allowing 4m2 of space per person per display home
  • Capping the number of people per display home to a maximum of 10 persons
  • Maintaining a minimum of 1.5m between people
  • Providing hand sanitizer at all display homes
  • Increasing our house cleaning regimen to ensure high touch areas are cleaned regularly throughout the day.

Display Home Opening Hours


7 Chambers Street
Thu – Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue – Wed: By appointment only


21 Webber Loop
Sat -Sun: 10am – 5pm
Mon – Fri: By apointment only


1 Windburg Drive
Open Friday by appointment

To find out more about building your dream home with ANSA Homes, send us an online enquiry, call us on 1300 757 810, or visit our display homes at Marsden Park, Oran Park and Edmondson Park.

Embrace technology to find your dream home during COVID-19

Seemingly overnight we were all asked to stay home as much as possible to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Fast forward a month or so and it’s still unclear when the physical isolation measures will be lifted and we’ll be able to mix more freely with others again.

Like many home builders in Sydney and around Australia, at ANSA Homes we had to make the right decision and change to appointment only inspections of our display homes at Marsden Park, Oran Park, and Edmondson Park. But if that’s not an option for you, there are plenty of other ways to discover your dream home using technology.

3D Virtual Tour – the next best thing

Luckily we’d already invested in technology on our website to offer 360-degree walk-throughs of our three Marsden Park display homes – the Sierra, the Brooklyn, and the Arlo. This means you can view examples of our single storey home and double storey home designs from the comfort of your own home. You can even virtually tour our display homes in your PJs from the comfort of your own bed!

Using our 3D virtual tours is very simple using either your smartphone, tablet, or PC. You don’t need anything that you don’t already own, although you can turn it into a fully immersive 3D experience with virtual reality glasses.

With our virtual tours you can quite literally see every little nook and cranny of our display homes. You will get a real feel for the designs and all those little extra touches that we pride ourselves on offering.

Plenty of websites to explore

While we’d like to think that you only need to look at one website, the ANSA Homes one, of course, during your search, we understand and even encourage our customers to do plenty of online research. There’s so much to explore online, from real estate sites to the websites of home magazines. And don’t be afraid to look at what home builders and home buyers are doing overseas.

Google Maps and street view

If you’ve not used Google Maps and its street view function, you need to check it out right now. Google has literally sent its cameras all over most of the known world so you can view just about any location from your phone, tablet, or computer.

If you can’t visit the location during COVID-19 isolation you can have a really good look at the suburb where you are planning to build to find inspiration in other home designs. Better still, you can look at other areas and other houses to determine your favourite looks.

Of course, you do the same thing by walking around your local area while you’re undertaking your regular exercise, but Google Maps allows you to venture much, much further.

Design ideas from a plethora of images

Modern house design is a favourite pastime of many people so there’s plenty of resources online. Pinterest, Instagram, and other resources that are image-based applications have millions of ideas that you can access.

Save it in a way that you can easily refer back to in the future. It will help you to decide on your favourite look to share with your chosen home builder in Sydney.

We love it when our customers arrive with a clear idea of the look they want for their new home. It helps us to bring to life the vision you have in your head. Of course, we can certainly help you fill in the missing details if you are not quite sure what you really want.

Don’t let COVID-19 slow down your plans

We are here to help and the ANSA display homes at Marsden Park, Oran Park, and Edmondson Park are currently open for inspection by appointment only or click on one of the images below to view the Arlo, Sierra or Brooklyn via their 3D virtual tours.

During this time, our home development specialists are still available to discuss your home building questions, either by appointment or via online meeting platforms such as Zoom or Webex. Give us a call on 1300 757 810 for a chat about your new home.

Sydney-based ANSA Homes is a HIA and MBA award-winning builder that gives customers certainty and specialises in knock down rebuild projects.

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