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    We would all love to have enough room in our backyard to host a pool, alfresco, garage, play area for the kids and entertainment zone for the adults. However with the growing trend leaning towards smaller blocks, you are more than likely going to end up with a smaller backyard. To get the most out […]

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    Furnishing your home is an exciting process where your personality and inner creativity will have a chance to shine. However, as much as we would love to purchase top-end products for the entire home, the price tag will often prevent us from doing so. Fortunately there are still ways to make your home look beautiful without […]

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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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    Building or buying your first home is a huge learning curve. You will discover new terminologies, new processes and be granted enormous decision-making choices. However, as with anything new, mistakes can be made along the way. Here is a list to help avoid first home buyer mistakes. Remember, it always pays to be prepared! 1. […]

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    Unfortunately it almost always happens – the baby blue or pale pink walls you painstakingly chose for your child will one day become their own personal nightmare. It does not matter how much care or thought you put into that jungle-themed nursery or brightly coloured kids room, it will inevitably become a source of embarrassment […]

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    The perfect shade of white can enhance the look, feel and space of your home. With so many beautiful shades to choose from, you could spend hours contemplating whether ivory, natural or cotton white is right for you. Our preferred paint supplier Haymes have given us some great tips on how different whites affect your […]

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    Having a luxurious bathroom is like having your own sanctuary. There is nothing quite as tranquil as the clean lines and decor of a beautifully designed bathroom, so follow these simple tips to create the elegance you have always wanted in one of the most essential areas of your home. DESIGN Designing your bathroom with lots […]

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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 […]

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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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    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 […]

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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 […]