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Building a New House: Right-Sizing Your Windows

by Greg on June 28, 2013
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A lot of new house buyers agree to have a new house built based on visiting a Builder’s Display Home, and never think about changing the window sizes. In the display house there are usually lots of floor to ceiling windows that are equivalent to 40 – 50% of the floor area. That’s a lot […]

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Free Tickets to Build and Renovating Expo 2013 in Melbourne

by Chris Lang on June 24, 2013
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If you’re building or renovating, you can’t afford to miss the Build & Renovating Expo! Win your tickets – read below how you and your partner can visit the Expo absolutely free ($40 value). Australia’s leading Build & Renovation Expo is back, after a little renovation of its own. Running in partnership with the Master […]

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Building a New House: Choose the Right Front Door

by Greg on June 20, 2013
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Your front door should create the right impression. So who do you want to impress? Your Visitors To feel welcome to all possible visitors your door should Look Interesting There are no real excuses for boring doors. There are a huge of choices in doors, just go to one of the big DIY stores or […]

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Building a New House: Selection Or Pre-start Meeeting

by Chris Lang on June 14, 2013
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Don’t think that once you have chosen your new house its all plain sailing. Basically all you have done is chosen a floor plan and a facade. A really important task is selecting the details that transform the standard new house plans into your home. Some builders do this before you sign the contract and […]

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Readers share: Louise’s advice on buying land

by Chris Lang on March 12, 2013
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Louise P shared 3 great tips on buying land, which in my opinion apply to buying a house just as well. Louise says: “Our dream home is still a work in progress as we are building, but here is some advice on buying land. 1. Keep an eye on the property, any little change can […]

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How New House Builders Can Help You Choose Land

by Greg on February 16, 2013
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Whilst in many respects we do live in a ‘free world’, we cannot simply choose any old block of land and plonk our house down there. There are a number of laws and regulations in place that determine the areas where buildings can be safely constructed, and it is important that these are adhered to […]

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Readers share: How Donna approached building her first house

by Chris Lang on February 13, 2013
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Just like buying a house, building one is not without it’s own pitfalls. Donna S. shared with us a few tips from her first home building experience, and we though you may find them useful: “In January 2010 we purchased our land dreaming of a smooth ride and having our beautiful first home ready for […]

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Building your own house? These tips might help.

by Greg on January 30, 2013
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If you’re thinking of building your own house, but don’t know where to start, and don’t have anyone to get some advice from – hey, you’re in luck! We’ve received these tips from Evelyn S from WA, who wanted to help others in the same situation as her – people who are going to build their first home instead of buying it.

Here’s what Evelyn suggests:

”What a fun and proud moment deciding to buy your first home. Well, I actually built my first home.

The most important thing is not to go over your budget and do your homework…

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Wired for the Future

by Greg on November 14, 2012
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One of the main reasons that people purchase a new home or purchase their first home is to have a space that is all their own. Sure, when you rent a home or an apartment, you can make it feel like a home with the way you decorate, but you don’t ever really have total […]

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New home building fell back into recession

by Chris Lang on September 13, 2012
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According to the latest press release by the HIA, Australia’s new home building sector fell back into recession in 2011/12. ABS Dwelling Commencements update for June 2012 has shown that the current number of new home commencements in 2011/12 fell 11.7 per cent to 138,852. Dr. Harley Dale, HIA Chief Economist, says that there have […]

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Building a Home on the Sunshine Coast

by Greg on August 21, 2012
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In the land down under, one of the most beautiful places in terms of coastline locations is the Sunshine Coast in Southeast Queensland. What makes this urban area a favorite location for building houses is that its coastline is lined with beaches. It also

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