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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 – […]

Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of every home, particularly in newly built houses where open-plan living areas shine as the star of the home’s design. The whole family spends time in the kitchen every day, so when it comes to the design of your kitchen it’s important to make this high traffic area functional, well […]

Unique Features

When it comes to building a new home, there are a few space optimising, unique features that are becoming more popular with families who are looking for ways to keep their home clutter-free, while ensuring each area of the home remains as functional as possible.  When working with your builder to determine how you can […]

With an emphasis on family and space in new homes being built, open-plan living has become a standard feature when it comes to designing a new home. While the term “open-plan” brings to mind large, cavernous spaces that need to be filled with furniture, for most homes this couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, these […]

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 […]

Introducing your pet

When you’re building a new home, your focus is often on how you and your family will adjust to living in a new house, and a new location. It’s a big transition for everyone, and with months to prepare yourselves for the move you’ve probably driven past the house a few times as well as […]

When you’re building your new home, so much thought goes into the interiors: room layout and size, kitchen design, storage options, and décor decisions. But what about the exterior of your home? It’s the first thing people see when they come to visit you, and even passing traffic will notice the best-looking house on the […]

Winter time inevitably keeps us indoors a lot more, and it can be easy to get comfortable and let the tidiness of your home slide a little as you get comfy on the couch, or the kids drag out every toy they own to keep themselves entertained on rainy days. Becoming idle with regular tidying […]

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 […]

Nursery

Do you have a little bundle of joy on the way this year, or are you planning a family in a couple of years? Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life! Although it takes nine long months for bubs to arrive, the lead up is often full of organising, […]

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