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  • gearing

    If you are looking to invest in property, you will have come across the term ‘positive and negative gearing’. Before building or selecting a property to invest in, it is important to determine what your investment ‘gearing’ strategy is. This is where an understanding of whether your home is positively geared (a cash-flow property strategy) […]

    design

    What is your favourite Hotondo Homes design and why? We asked the question the big design question to nine of our builders from right across the country, and here are their responses! Aaron Anstis – Ocean Grove, VIC I am a big fan of the Esplanade 281. The design centres around the kitchen, family and dining […]

    overlooking

    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 […]

    bathrooms

    Bathrooms are the sanctuary of the home. A place to relax and be at peace. Check out our top 13 favourite bathrooms right now!   The Feature Tile If you like to stand out from the crowd, this is the bathroom for you! The beautiful feature tile offers just enough uniqueness to make a statement […]

    must-have feature

    What is your must-have feature for a modern home? We asked the question to nine of our builders from right across the country, and here are their responses! Aaron Anstis – Ocean Grove, VIC A must-have feature of a modern home is a well-considered kitchen and pantry. We spend so much time in and around […]

    home designs

    Hotondo Homes 2017 new home designs are now available! We pride ourselves on releasing new home designs suited to a wide range of home buyers. The 2017 release features two single storey homes and three double storey homes. Check out each of them below, and follow the link for more information! The Meridian 159 Forever […]

    storage

    When moving from one home to the next, new home buyers may need storage space on which they can rely. The storage space needs to be one that is safe, secure, clean, free from damp, mould and pests, and be manned by a friendly, expert team. With peace of mind all your belongings are safe […]

    equity

    Equity is an untouched asset many home owners do not fully utilise. In simple terms, equity is the difference between what your home is worth, and how much you owe on it. For example, if your home is worth $400,000 and you still owe $250,000, your equity is $150,000. Within five to ten years of […]

    makeover your living room

    Makeover your living room without breaking the bank with these top tips. With open-plan living at the height of popularity, the living room – along with the kitchen and dining space – can often become the focal point of the home. Changing just a few small aspects of this space can help breathe new life […]

    ask your builder

    Making sure you ask your builder the right questions before signing a building contract can save you a lot of time, money and heartache. To help you get started, we’ve put together 10 essential questions to ask your builder before you start your dream home journey. Be sure to have your questions written down, and if […]

    decor styles

    Creating your own interior design is often the most enjoyable part of building a new home. However, with so many decor styles on offer, it can be confusing when it comes to choosing the colours and style for your home. The most important thing to remember is to choose a style and theme that complements […]

    improve finances

    Trying to improve your finances is not an overnight task. Working towards a deposit for your home takes time and patience. The best way to approach it is to start with small changes in your life. This doesn’t mean giving up absolutely everything, but rather cutting back on the non-essentials in life. Every little bit […]

    Christmas home

    How to create a Christmas home to be proud of

    Create a stunning Christmas home this festive season with a few of our top tips. You don’t need to do a lot to create an amazing atmosphere!   Oh Christmas tree! There are many alternatives to the traditional tree to help you create the perfect look for your Christmas home. We love this tiny Bonsai […]