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  • Saving

    One of the biggest road blocks to becoming a home owner is saving a deposit to put towards your first home. Being able to put aside funds each week or month in a savings account to go towards the purchase of a new home is great, but these savings take time to build up – […]

    Investment property

    Investing in real estate can be a daunting thought, particularly when you’re looking at purchasing an existing home. You may end up with an older home that needs a lot of renovating, meaning you won’t be able to rent it out and see a return on your investment for a number of months, or you […]

    Home Design

    Selecting a home design can be a challenge for new home builders, especially when there are so many to choose from! While it’s easy to look at a floor plan and think “yes, I like that!”, you should also carefully consider the layout of the design itself and determine if it will suit the needs […]

    First Home Buyer

    Last year, the National Bank of Australia revealed that first home buyers now account for almost 40% of buyers in new housing markets and approximately 33% in established markets. Foreign buyers are declining, so now is the perfect time for Australians to get their foot in the door of the property market. Hotondo Homes is […]

    Display homes

    Hotondo Homes has had a busy year already, and it’s only the start of May! We’re thrilled to have five beautiful new display homes open already this year, showcasing some of our versatile and stylish designs for new home builders looking for that perfect home design! Erskine 240 The Erskine 240 demonstrates family versatility at […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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, […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    client home

    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 […]