Buyers are finding new ways to connect with their future neighbours, turning to social media as a means to build relationships prior to moving in.

Purchasers at Savana, an inspiring new residential community powered by AVID Property Group, are connecting via WhatsApp to keep in touch during the development phase.

After meeting when purchasing their lots in May 2016, the group of 25 buyers vowed to keep in touch. The WhatsApp group sees soon-to-be Savana residents digitally growing their community to ensure a smooth transition once move-in day arrives.

Sandeep Singh and his wife Kulwinder Kaur have enjoyed sharing the journey with their newly found friends and neighbours.

“I’ve always placed importance on developing strong community relationships and this has been a great way for us to kick things off. Since connecting via WhatsApp, we’ve also started a Facebook group for the residents of Savana, a platform that we can continue to use once we settle in,” says Mr. Sandeep.

The virtual group isn’t just connecting Melburnians, it’s building relationships with Savana buyers originally from New South Wales, including first home owners and young families.

General Manager of AVID Property Group, Paul O’Brien, says they’ve seen a definite increase in the number of Sydneysiders relocating to Melbourne in search of an affordable investment that’s close to transport.

“Savana’s easy commute to Melbourne CBD, along with its approachable price point, has seen each release sell out in a matter of days, gaining particular interest from an interstate market.

“With a strong sense of community already developing, we’ve been delighted to hear of the modern ways Melbourne buyers and beyond are engaging to develop meaningful relationships,” says Mr O’Brien.

According to a recent study on interstate migration by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, figures reflect that buyers have flocked to Victoria in search of a better lifestyle at an affordable price point.

IT Specialist, Ankur Dhir, says he is making the move to Melbourne this year to break into the property market after facing challenges in New South Wales surrounding a suitable location and soaring house prices.

“Savana provided the perfect solution for me and my family. Not only does it suit our budget, but its location provides easy access to my office in the CBD, without having to be surrounded by the craziness of city living,” Mr Dhir says.

Situated on the banks of picturesque Werribee River, Savana is within close proximity to Wyndham Vale Train Station allowing an easy 35-minute commute into the city. Also a stones throw away from Manor Lakes Shopping Centre, Savana ensures residents have everything they need at their doorstep.

Attracting buyers that are already bonding over their new postcode, Savana is set to see a tight-knit group flourish into a thriving community.

About Savana

Savana by AVID Property Group, offers an inclusive and connected style allowing you to lead the way and create a fresh living environment tailored to your individual lifestyle.

The first stage of Savana will welcome you right away by addressing what you need most. Your new life starts at day one with childcare delivered upfront and just a stroll away with frontage onto Savana’s large neighbourhood park.

You’ll love living with convenient access to established shopping precincts and all your daily essentials. Positioned between Geelong and Melbourne, Savana is only 35 minutes to the CBD via the brand new Wyndham Vale train station and close to major arterial roads and metropolitan transport links.

With custom house and land packages from some of Melbourne’s most respected home builders, you can create your dream home. Affordability is also a priority, with innovative park fronting, fixed-price, terrace and land packages similar to our Bloomdale Terrace Collection at Diggers Rest.

About AVID Property Group

AVID Property Group undertakes industrial and residential development in key growth corridors across Australia. With a pipeline value of $3 billion, our developments encompass broadacre and infill subdivision, incorporating more than 8,500 residential lots and over 640 hectares of industrial land.

AVID Property Group strives to deliver sustainable, community based projects that are progressive and of high quality and well serviced by transport, infrastructure and amenity. Led by highly experienced senior management and development teams with a broad range of expertise, AVID Property Group is able to add significant value at each stage of the project lifecycle. With a record of forming strong relationships, particularly with joint-venture partners, AVID Property Group is committed to extending existing business relationships and developing new opportunities with like-minded individuals, organisations and government.

Figures current as at September 2016