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    Client story: Stephanie Winfield knew from a very young age she wanted to be a home owner. As an eight-year-old, she had already started earning pocket money doing chores around her mother’s house to save for her very own home. Then at 16 years old as she passed Hotondo Homes in Horsham, Stephanie made the […]

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    On the hunt for that perfect first home design? Choosing the right design for you can be a difficult decision, even more so when you are doing it for the first time. As well as learning all the processes, dealing with banks, builders and land developers and even learning the right lingo, you also have […]

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    Building a new home can be daunting for many home buyers. You may only go through the process a handful of times throughout your life, so knowing all the ins and outs can be difficult. Read our top 6 things you need to know before building to arm yourself with the knowledge to get started! […]

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    Buying your first home is a wonderful experience. It can be that life-changing step towards freedom, but in order to take that step you need a deposit. The more money you save the less you’ll have to borrow, and the less you’ll have to borrow, the less you’ll have to pay in interest. Sound easy? The […]

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    Always consider the resell value of your home when building. In the excitement that comes from building a new home, home buyers often forget to consider aspects that will increase its resell value. Although selling a brand new home is often far from the mind of the home owner, it is more convenient and cost effective […]

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    Having plenty of storage space is extremely important when building your new home. Your builder will advise you, however the amount of space required for all of your possessions can be overlooked very easily. It is difficult to visualise how much room you have from a floor plan, so if you find yourself lacking in […]

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    Moving into your new home is an exciting time, however we know it can be expensive. If your budget is tight, take a look at our break down of the home essentials you couldn’t live without. These items are considered necessary to live comfortably and may not instantly be thought of when the time comes […]

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    Quite often when comparing builder quotes they vary by many thousands of dollars. While it may be tempting to go with the cheapest option presented to you, it is important to realise that comparing quotes purely on monetary value may in fact cost you more in the long run. This is because you are not always […]

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    Once you decide you would like to build a new home you will undoubtedly come across the wonderful world of house and land packages. With only the single contract to deal with, fewer decisions to be made and the relatively quick build time, house and land packages offer a lot of appeal. There are a few […]

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    So you have worked hard with your builder and finally selected the new home you love. Everything is on track and you have just received the floor plans. Any errors at this point can be both costly and difficult to live with later, so once you receive the plans it is important to review them […]

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    Moving your family, pets and possessions into a new home can be a stressful process. Follow our tips to streamline the entire experience and make moving into your new home a joy. Pack the items you will need first into an accessible box. Wrap your breakables in clothing to save on bubble wrap. Create a […]

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    You’ve chosen a builder, selected a floor plan and design that suits, received the relevant approvals from your local council and your finance has been approved. It’s now time for the construction of your home to begin. This is possibly the most exciting stage of any building project because it’s when you get to see […]

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    There’s no better time to educate yourself on energy efficient home technologies than when you’re building a new home. This is an exciting time because you have the opportunity to choose products for your home that will not only be positive for the environment but also positive for your hip pocket. Despite this, it can […]