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Building your first home is a truly exciting milestone that should be celebrated. While the journey can sometimes seem a little daunting, our home builders will work with you through each stage of your building process from finding the perfect design that suits your budget, to handing over the keys to your very first new home. Take a look at our handy tips, tricks and information to help you along the path to building a first home that’s better than you ever imagined.
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Hotondo Homes’ Forever Retreat range was carefully crafted for first home buyers and encompasses luxury and style that was previously thought to be out of reach. This timeless collection of homes is affordable, suit various blocks and feature everything you could want in a first home.
When you’re ready to build your new home, choosing a home design that will suit your family throughout many stages of life is the most important choice you’ll make. One of the decisions you’ll need to make is whether you opt for a single or double storey home. Both designs have a number of pros and cons, from lifestyle to...Read More
When you’re building your new home, one of the most important features to think about is how you’re going to use lighting in each room that’s functional, while also creating...Read More
Now that your new home is built and you’re all settled with your family, it’s the perfect time to focus on the landscape design! With the warmer weather fast approaching,...Read More
A duplex is a dwelling on one block of land with two separate living quarters and totally separate entrances that can cater for two sets of occupants. Building a duplex...Read More
Mel and Chris received the keys to their new Hotondo home, located in Nowra, NSW, in December, 2018. An open, light filled home, it’s perfectly designed for everyday family life...Read More
Find your perfect first home with ease thanks to the ultimate virtual experience! Take a tour of our beautiful Forever Retreat home designs before they have even been built by simply clicking on each home.Learn More
The whole experience was my favourite! But if I had to pick one thing, it would certainly be the level of trust I have with not only Jon and Lyndsey, but with the whole team. They always treated me like part of the family and never made me feel like my questions were silly. Even when I’d call them several times a day! I wouldn’t hesitate to build another Hotondo Homes Central Coast house (in fact I will build with them again!)
When we walked into our first Hotondo appointment and heard Shay's 'Fast and Furious-esque' mentioning of the Hotondo Family, we jumped into a speeding car trusting Shay (Dom Toretto) in the race of a lifetime. Exaggerations aside, we went from freshly meeting the Hotondo family to a signed house and land package in about three weeks (we were going on a five-week international holiday with no guarantee the FHOG would remain the same when we returned). The peace we had from the moment we laid down our deposit and being able to go on holidays knowing our home was sorted was amazing. We are so thankful for everyone's efforts in pulling off this feat!
My experience with Hotondo Homes on the Sunshine Coast was fantastic. It was the first time I have built a house and Alyssa helped me from the start, from researching land for me to designing a beautiful home. Anything I didn’t understand, she explained it in layman’s terms. The fixtures and fittings are high quality and the finishes are exemplary. She listened to my vision and made suggestions to make it a reality within my budget.