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10thSep2019
What is Mortgage Insurance?
In most cases, you need more than 20% of the total value of the property to avoid taking out mortgage insurance. However, this can vary based on the circumstances of both the lender and the borrower.In most cases, you need more than 20% of the total value of the property to avoid taking out mortgage insurance. However, this can vary based on the circumstances of both the lender and the borrower.
by: Sally Wood
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2ndJul2019
New Home Sales Bounce Back
The resurgence in home sales was evident across all five states covered by the New Home Sales survey, suggesting a broad-based improvement in housing market sentiment around the country.The resurgence in home sales was evident across all five states covered by the New Home Sales survey, suggesting a broad-based improvement in housing market sentiment around the country.
by: Daniel Amadi
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27thJun2019
What Do Independent Building Inspectors Do for New Builds?
For any new build, mandatory inspections are usually listed on your building permit. This usually includes inspections of: footings, the slab, framing, waterproofing, and then a final inspection of the entire property.For any new build, mandatory inspections are usually listed on your building permit. This usually includes inspections of: footings, the slab, framing, waterproofing, and then a final inspection of the entire property.
by: Sally Wood
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27thJun2019
Top 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Designing House Floor Plans
One of the most enjoyable and rewarding stages of building your very own signature home is the design phase. Taking the time to think it through with your loved ones can help you avoid making costly mistakes.One of the most enjoyable and rewarding stages of building your very own signature home is the design phase. Taking the time to think it through with your loved ones can help you avoid making costly mistakes.
by: Tass Cico @ Big Plans
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17thJun2019
What is Stamp Duty?
This tax needs to be taken into account when budgeting for your next property. As house prices rise and fall, Stamp Duty can expand or shrink dramatically, so make sure you understand just how much you might be liable for.This tax needs to be taken into account when budgeting for your next property. As house prices rise and fall, Stamp Duty can expand or shrink dramatically, so make sure you understand just how much you might be liable for.
by: Sally Wood
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14thJun2019
Knowing the style you are most inspired by will help you select your perfect home design for years to come.
Modern Home DesignsBreaking away from traditional aesthetics to create home designs that go beyond standard ideas. Characteristics: Flat roof, box designModern Home DesignsBreaking away from traditional aesthetics to create home designs that go beyond standard ideas. Characteristics: Flat roof, box design
by: Daniel Amadi
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12thJun2019
What is the First Home Buyer Grant?
If you're thinking about applying for the First Home Owner Grant, you should keep in mind that the Grant is not technically included within your deposit. This is because the Grant is not made available to you at the beginning of your property purchase jouIf you're thinking about applying for the First Home Owner Grant, you should keep in mind that the Grant is not technically included within your deposit. This is because the Grant is not made available to you at the beginning of your property purchase jou
by: Sally Wood
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28thMay2019
Check your new home contract carefully -Don't get caught out!
Simply if it is not written down in your contract it means it is not going to be included. If you made a verbal agreement with your builder it must be written in your contract.Simply if it is not written down in your contract it means it is not going to be included. If you made a verbal agreement with your builder it must be written in your contract.
by: Samara Amadi
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27thMay2019
Gravity-defying house wins Australian housing award
Bellevarde Constructions from NSW won the coveted HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year at the 2019 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards. Headland Home features a sharp angular facade clad twice in stone and zinc, and cantilevered to create a gravity-defying iBellevarde Constructions from NSW won the coveted HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year at the 2019 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards. Headland Home features a sharp angular facade clad twice in stone and zinc, and cantilevered to create a gravity-defying i
by: Daniel Amadi
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27thMay2019
New Home Build Process: What Soil Types Are There?
It's essential to know your soil profile before you sign a building contractor as it can dramatically affect building costs. Usually, soil is identified in accordance with Australian Standard 2870 and refers to soil's reaction with moisture and, therefor,It's essential to know your soil profile before you sign a building contractor as it can dramatically affect building costs. Usually, soil is identified in accordance with Australian Standard 2870 and refers to soil's reaction with moisture and, therefor,
by: Sally Wood
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28thMay2019
New Home Build: Pre Build Process
Here's what to expect before your new build commences. Our best advice is to leave plenty of time so you don't have to rush any decisions for your new home, allow extra time to compare builders beforehand.Here's what to expect before your new build commences. Our best advice is to leave plenty of time so you don't have to rush any decisions for your new home, allow extra time to compare builders beforehand.
by: Samara Amadi
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22ndMay2019
Buy a home with only 5% deposit - For First home buyers in Victoria
HomesVic Shared Equity Initiative allows up to 400 first home buyers to purchase a home with only 5% deposit.HomesVic Shared Equity Initiative allows up to 400 first home buyers to purchase a home with only 5% deposit.
by: Daniel Amadi
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17thMay2019
Walk through the floor plan of your new home before it's built
Building a new home is a big commitment and investing in getting it right before you start building will save thousands down the track. Don't end up "living with" a mistake once the frames and walls are up.Building a new home is a big commitment and investing in getting it right before you start building will save thousands down the track. Don't end up "living with" a mistake once the frames and walls are up.
by: Tass Cico @ Big Plans
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10thMay2019
Get plans and build prices on email
Get Complete Build Prices & Designs In Your Area For Your Budget & Home RequirementsGet Complete Build Prices & Designs In Your Area For Your Budget & Home Requirements
by: Samara Amadi
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20thApr2019
How to Style a Fireplace Mantel
Nothing offers that sense of warmth that a fireplace and a well-decorated mantel can bring into a home.If your home features a fireplace, you need to make the most of the surrounds by styling your mantel to perfection. Here's how to do just that.Nothing offers that sense of warmth that a fireplace and a well-decorated mantel can bring into a home.If your home features a fireplace, you need to make the most of the surrounds by styling your mantel to perfection. Here's how to do just that.
by: Sally Wood @ Richard Ellis Design
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9thApr2019
Making the Leap Into Property Investment
Investing in property can be the perfect way to build wealth, but there are some fundamental rules to think about before spending your hard-earned cash.Investing in property can be the perfect way to build wealth, but there are some fundamental rules to think about before spending your hard-earned cash.
by: Kym Wallis
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25thMar2019
The Hottest Fireplace Surround Style Trends for 2019
If you're thinking about doing some redesigning, the fireplace is a great place to start.If you're thinking about doing some redesigning, the fireplace is a great place to start.
by: Sally Wood @ Richard Ellis Design
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3rdJun2019
The Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Display Home
The rent can be quite attractive, with a return usually much higher than a normal property rental. But most lenders, especially now that banks have tightened their lending criteria, take a very conservative approach when it comes to approving loans..The rent can be quite attractive, with a return usually much higher than a normal property rental. But most lenders, especially now that banks have tightened their lending criteria, take a very conservative approach when it comes to approving loans..
by: Alex Morrison
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3rdFeb2019
What You Need To Know If You've Never Owned A Gas Fireplace Before
The beauty of gas heaters is that they create heat instantly-just press 'go', and you've got a beautifully heated home. But, before you hit that 'go' button for the first time, make sure you know how everything from the fan to the thermostat works.The beauty of gas heaters is that they create heat instantly-just press 'go', and you've got a beautifully heated home. But, before you hit that 'go' button for the first time, make sure you know how everything from the fan to the thermostat works.
by: Sally Wood @ Richard Ellis Design
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3rdJun2019
A First-Time Buyers Guide to Loans For Land, New Homes or House & Land Packages
The grants and stamp duty exemptions can mean a saving of up to $40,000 in some states in Australia, so if you're eligible then you should apply for the benefits.The grants and stamp duty exemptions can mean a saving of up to $40,000 in some states in Australia, so if you're eligible then you should apply for the benefits.
by: Alex Morrison
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