Buying a new home is always a long and complex process but it’s an exciting one, nonetheless. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or you are investing in a second home, display homes can be a great way to go. Display homes are designed in such a way that they appeal to most people. The interior design is eye-catching and the structural components of the property fit in with the current trends.

The aim of a display home is to showcase what future properties on the estate are going to look like. They are made to help homebuyers visualize how their future homes could look if they invest in a property and fill it with their belongings. As incredible as display homes look, they aren’t always the most suitable option for everybody. It’s important to weigh up the pros and cons when you’re considering whether or not to invest in a display home.

To help you decide if it’s a suitable option for you, here are some of the pros and cons of buying a display home.


  • Rental Return – if you’re a real estate investor, buying a display home is going to provide you with an immediate return on investment (ROI). You will be able to find locals who want to rent the property from you. You can usually charge slightly above average for display homes too.
  • Brand-New Property With Premium Fixtures – since display houses are brand-new and haven’t yet been lived in, you can rest assured knowing that you have immaculate fixtures that are high-quality and brand-new. You won’t need to do any home deep cleaning before moving in or renting out the property.
  • High-Quality – alongside high-quality fixtures, display homes often have high-quality structural elements and are made with the best raw materials.
  • Cost-Effective – display homes cost little money to set up and maintain because they are brand-new.
  • Time-Efficient – unlike building your own property from scratch or renovating an existing property, buying a display home is not time-consuming. The property is ready for somebody to move straight into, whether that’s you and your family or tenants.



  • Limited Designs and Layouts – display homes tend to follow the same layout and have very similar designs. They are usually limited to just a few variations and it isn’t always possible to customize your property.
  • Fixed Location – display homes are often built-in affluent neighborhoods but this isn’t always the case. You can’t choose where your display home is going to be and you can’t control whether there are busy roads or noisy entertainment facilities nearby.
  • Deterioration – as with any home, display homes are prone to wear and tear over time. The flooring and fixtures can start to look outdated or worn after a while.
  • Not Always Brand New – although most display homes haven’t been lived in before they are available for you to buy, some have been used for a couple of years before being placed on the market.