Buying a house off-plan before it exists is extremely risky- or is it?
What if you could check out new off-plan homes before they were even built? Thanks to some new software, this is now not the work of science fiction, and it’s being employed to sell two new-builds in Gallowstree Common.
It’s not the same thing as VR show properties and 3D tours, which estate agencies use to enable remote house hunting. This software enables you to create 3D computer models that architects have already created and view them in a virtual-reality headset that displays stereoscopic images, or images approximately eye-width apart.
When worn, they allow you to take a ‘walk through’ of homes you’re thinking about buying. They also have a ‘dynamic lighting’ feature that recreates lights and shadows within the property at different times of day, allowing you to see, for example, which window receives more sunlight.