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    Understanding stamp duty

    Purchasing a new home can an be expensive process. With insurance, conveyancing fees, council rates and borrowing fees, the ‘extra’ costs can really rack up. One of the larger upfront rates you will be required to pay is stamp duty. Although the added cost can be painful, it is a necessity when buying in Australia. […]

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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 […]


    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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    One of the major advantages in building your own home is that you can select a design that will best suit you. From your lifestyle to your budget, there are many aspects that need to be taken into account. Decisions need to be made, and one of the biggest is whether you should build a single storey or […]


    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 […]


    Alfresco areas and outdoor living spaces have grown incredibly popular throughout Australia over the last ten years. Today these areas aren’t just a table and barbeque outside; they’re true extensions of your indoor living and dining rooms. Not only can they add immense value to your home, but a stylish alfresco area can really enhance […]

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    Your new home has been built and it’s now time to focus on landscaping your property. Remember, what surrounds your home should be just as important as what is in it. A well-landscaped front and backyard can add immense value to your property when it comes time to sell. It can also add colour, texture […]

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    Now comes the fun part of decorating your new home. Whether it’s a boy’s room, a girl’s room or even a nursery, you now have the opportunity to get really creative in your new home. It’s the perfect excuse to be as bold and imaginative as you want. And your kids will love you for […]

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    With so many different products on offer due to the globalisation of the consumer marketplace, many people get confused when it comes to choosing the décor options and style for their new home. The infinite array of products, finishes, colours, decorative elements and the varying prices available are the main reasons for this. The sky […]


    Colours, colours and more colours. There are so many colours to choose from when decorating a home or just one room. Colour shapes the space of a home, sets the tone and can even determine the perception of a room’s size. As colour trends continue to evolve and transform, it’s important to consider what these […]

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    Choosing the fixtures and finishes for your new home can be a lengthy process. When making these decisions, be sure to consider the character and design of the home.


    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 […]