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Goodbye electric blankets, Ugg boots and woollen socks: summer is officially here! And with that, there are more daylight hours and the temperatures are warming up. While it might be tempting to lather on sunscreen and relax in the sun all day, we’re going to be productive with our time and create a summer-style aesthetic […]

With the holiday season quickly approaching, this means a house full of guests. There are many ways you can make your family and friends feel more welcome as they enter your home: have drinks ready when they arrive, give a warm and heartfelt hello as you open the door, and make an entrance in your […]

New construction homes are gaining in popularity, with many Australians choosing to build a new home rather than move into an existing one. There’s no denying the appeal of new construction, and there are so many benefits when going down this route. If you’re a homebuyer in the market for a place to call your […]

Converting a garage into a bedroom is a great way to add additional space to your home, provide space for a teenager or elderly relative or create additional income by renting it to a tenant. Converting a garage is typically cheaper than taking on a full-blown extension, but the downside is you will lose your […]

First Home Buyers

Is 2022 the year you’re going to build your first home? We want to help you feel as prepared and knowledgeable as possible, particularly when it comes to any assistance you can receive at a state and federal level to help you get into your first home sooner! Two of the most important parts of […]

Difficult, sloping blocks can be time-consuming, impractical and costly to excavate. Slab homes dug into a slope can often result in steep driveways, large retaining walls and an unattractive façade. In some cases it may even be impossible to reduce the slope of the land to the point you can build a standard home on […]

They say the kitchen is the heart of any home, so it makes sense that the layout, location and functionality should be taken into careful consideration when building your new home. When it comes to kitchen layouts, it’s important to design one that suits your family and lifestyle.   What is an open-plan kitchen? An […]

Erskine 240

We chatted to some of our award-winning builders about what their favourite Hotondo Homes home designs are and why. Here’s what they had to say! Hotondo Homes Ballarat Hotondo Homes Ballarat, who are our National Professional Builders of the Year two years running love the Kirkby 267. The team there think it’s an amazing home, […]

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 […]

Dealing with a valuation shortfall

A home buyer can view their house and land in a different manner to a bank, lender or valuer. Where the home buyer sees future, family, opportunity and home, the banks see risk. Before your lender gives you a loan, they will use a valuer. A valuer assesses your land and home, and if they believe […]

Are you on the hunt for a brand new home that you can build your future around? Perhaps you’re looking at building your very own home or even buying one that’s just come onto the market. No matter what path is ahead of you, there’s no denying it’s an exciting one. The great Australian dream […]

House and land package

Whether you’re single, have a partner, married with a small family, you’re needing to upsize to accommodate your growing teens, or you simply want to build an investment property, purchasing a house and land package is one of the most economical and efficient ways to create an asset for your property portfolio, and build a […]

Hillgrove 234 facade

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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