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  • Settling In

    Whew, you can breathe a sigh of relief once moving is over. But there’s still so much to do, where should you begin? Like with packing, unpacking and settling in should be approached in a logical and methodical way, giving you time and energy to enjoy your new home without feeling frazzled and disorganised! These […]

    Happy Couple Dream New Home

    Moving house is often fraught with stress and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the weeks before, as well as on the day you actually move. In the lead up it can feel like a logistical nightmare, and it’s tempting just give up on the whole endeavour and stay put, but you didn’t spend time packing […]

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    You’re building a new house and you’re dreaming about all the new furniture you want to buy, what colour you’ll paint the walls, and how you’ll landscape the garden, right? But before all of that, as your settlement date looms, you still have to pack up your existing home, organise utilities to be switched over, […]

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    2018 is already off to a flying start for Hotondo Homes with the release of our exciting new Virtual Retreat experience! The mobile app, which can also be viewed on users’ desktops, is designed with first home buyers in mind. With so many beautiful display homes showcasing high-end designs and clever features, first home buyers […]

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    When it comes to building or buying your dream home it’s important to ensure the homes you’re looking at fit the needs of you and your family. When searching for a new home, the goal is always to have that “this is the one” moment. So, buying a house not only comes down to a […]

    mistakes

    What are the biggest mistakes home buyers make? Take heed, new home buyers! We asked the tough question to nine of our builders right across the country, and here are their responses. Lyndsey Clarke – Central Coast, NSW Not including items they wanted in their home during the design stage. In our colours and selections […]

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    When your building journey begins, avoid overlooking these nine items for a more rewarding and fulfilling build! YOUR LOAN Know what you want or need in a loan and shop around. Fixed rates, variable rates, redraw capabilities and the length of the loan are all important factors. Make sure the structure of your loan is […]

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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 […]

    first-time home buyers

    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 […]

    need to know before building

    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 […]