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What you need to know about Australian house prices in 2021

September 2021 In General News

Since the onset of the pandemic at the end of 2019, almost every industry has faced new challenges, and the building industry is no different. Despite the current uncertainties we’re experiencing globally and at home, we want to assure you that at Dennis Family Homes, it’s business as usual, and we’re here to help. We’ve…

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Rave reviews for Dennis Family Homes’ new regional displays

August 2021 In General News

Dennis Family Homes’ new Ballarat and Wodonga display homes are wowing visitors with a combination of classic Hamptons style and elegant family and resort style living. Since opening at the well-established Lucas Estate on Easter Sunday, the Ballarat displays have attracted a large number of visitors and received rave reviews. “People having been saying they…

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The state of the Australian building industry in 2021

July 2021 In General News

A lot has happened in the building and construction industry since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, so we wanted to give you an easy-to-understand rundown of what’s currently going on, and how we at Dennis Family Homes can help you move forward. In the past year, housing demand has significantly increased, and as a…

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What a clever Cobden!

June 2021 In General News

Trying to find that elusive happy balance between a limited budget, narrow block size and a desire for the finer things in life? We hear you! Introducing Dennis Family Homes’ newest design, the Cobden. Designed to fit comfortably on a compact 12.5m wide block, the Cobden delivers big time when it comes to features that…

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Welcome back!

June 2021 In General News

We’re very happy to open our doors to you again! From Friday 11th June, all of our Victorian display homes will be open. There’s nothing quite like seeing your dream home in person, walking through the front door, exploring the layout and getting some inspiration. Not to mention, you actually get to talk to someone…

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Eden 293 – Herald Sun ‘At Home’ magazine review

April 2021 In General News

The Herald Sun’s ‘At Home’ magazine is a terrific source of inspiration, particularly if you are considering building a new home, and we were thrilled to have our stunning Eden 293 Newgate display featured in this publication on February 27! Thanks to Natasha Perera for the following fabulous review…   With a floorplan that caters…

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Riverton 433 – Herald Sun ‘At Home’ magazine review

April 2021 In General News

It’s always exciting to see our homes showcased in the media! Thanks to Natasha Perera for the following fabulous review of the Riverton 433, which was published in the Herald Sun’s ‘At Home’ magazine on March 20, 2021.   Sleek interiors and a muted palette add an air of sophistication to this design, which is…

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Explore our Virtual Tours

February 2021 In General News

Do you want to visit our displays without even leaving your home? Well now you can, with our incredible collection of virtual tours. Our virtual tours allow you to take a self-guided tour of our home designs on your computer or mobile device, giving you the opportunity to experience the space and really get a…

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Seeing is believing at the first Patterson 363 display home

February 2021 In General News

Think you can’t fit a 5-bedroom family home on a 12.5m wide block? “The new double storey Patterson 363 is stunning proof that family living on a grand scale is not only possible, but also extremely versatile on more compact allotments,” enthuses National Design Manager, Kelvyn Rowley. “With a full master suite on each level,…

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Guide To Understand Building Jargon – Part 2

September 2020 In General News

Recently, we covered off some of the most common terms when it comes to building your dream home. There are many more still to explore, so check them out below. Floorplan In builder terminology, a floorplan refers to a drawing to scale that shows the layout of a property from above. It demonstrates the relationships…

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Double Storey Homes for under $250,000*

In General News

As well as our huge range of affordable Single Storey homes, we also have an impressive collection of Double Storey homes at incredible prices. Our Aspirations Series of homes include all the essentials you need, without having to compromise on quality or lifestyle. If you are looking for a smart double storey home, then you…

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Guide To Understand Building Jargon – Part 1

August 2020 In General News

Here at Dennis Family Homes, we love making the building process as simple and enjoyable as possible for our clients. However, along the way, no matter how in-the-know you might be, you’re always going to encounter jargon and building terms that may be unfamiliar to you. It can really help to understand these terms so…

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HomeBuilder Grant Extension for Victoria

August 2020 In General News

In early June 2020, the Federal Government introduced the HomeBuilder Grant, designed to provide eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home. Following the introduction of Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria, the Government has provided a 3 month extension…

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Beautiful brand new homes under $200,000*

August 2020 In General News

Beautiful doesn’t always have to equal expensive. At Dennis Family Homes we strive to build beautiful, functional and stylish homes that are also affordable. If you’re looking for a quality home builder that can deliver a truly beautiful home that won’t break the bank, we’re the builder for you. Here’s a look at some of…

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New Shepparton Display Centre Captures Everyone’s Imagination

July 2020 In General News

Inclement weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of visitors to the new Dennis Family Homes display centre at the Seven Creeks Estate in Shepparton, which opened on the weekend of July 11. “With a large number of visitors over the weekend, we were very pleased with how the opening went,” said Dennis Family Homes Northern Regional…

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How to Improve Your Productivity at Home

July 2020 In General News

Let’s be honest; it can be hard to improve your productivity when working from home. Whether it’s the calls of your kids, the call of the fridge or the call of Netflix in bed, it can be easy to let your mind wander away from the computer and into the many needs and goings-on of…

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Your Colour Consultation

May 2020 In General News

At Dennis Family Homes, we’re committed to guiding you through your new home journey. Your colour consultation is a very important and exciting opportunity to personalise your new home and make it your own. During these uncertain times, we understand that you may have concerns about COVID-19 and what it may mean for your colour…

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Your new home is our priority

April 2020 In General News

Here at Dennis Family Homes, we understand that you may have concerns about COVID-19 and what it may mean for your home building journey. As always, the health and safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority. While your new home is being built, rest assured that that we are focused on…

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Building your new home is a priority for us

April 2020 In General News

April 15th 2020 Our desire is to operate “business as usual” to the best of our ability while we continue to build our customers’ new homes. We are constantly monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and have put in place several changes to our operations process to ensure the health and wellbeing of our customers and…

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Some things have changed, but we’re Open for Business and ready to talk!

April 2020 In General News

9th April 2020 Here at Dennis Family Homes, we understand that you have very valid concerns about COVID-19 and what it means for your new home journey. As always, the health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. While some things are changing, please be assured that we are still very much…

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COVID-19 Update

March 2020 In General News

March 26th 2020 The health and safety of our staff and customers is our priority, so our Display Centres are currently open by appointment only. To make an appointment please call us on 1800 DENNIS or click here to leave your details and we will call you to set up a time. We are also…

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Patterson 363, packs a punch for perfect family living

March 2020 In General News

With the addition of the stunning Patterson 363 double storey home to the Dennis Family Homes Inspirations Series to start the new year, every box is ticked for ultimate family living! “The Patterson 363 is perfectly suited to a narrow block (minimum 12.5 metre width) without compromising on space. With five bedrooms, all with walk-in…

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Single storey Sandford sets the pace for larger blocks

March 2020 In General News

Dennis Family Homes have set the scene for those looking for single level living on a large block with the newly introduced Sandford 343. Designed to accommodate a larger block size of 18m plus, and ideal for regional areas, the Sandford has an effortless flow from the moment you walk through the door. “With the…

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Gibson living on a grand scale

February 2020 In General News

Looking for style, space and flexibility on a grand scale? Dennis Family Homes’ Gibson 403 has it all! Thoughtfully designed with liveability at the forefront, the stunning new double storey Gibson includes up to five bedrooms, making it the perfect solution for growing or extended families.  “The Gibson has been designed to respond to the…

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Live The Hamptons Dream In 2020

February 2020 In General News

Enjoy all the elements of casual, relaxed, coastal style, combined with elegant and sophisticated street appeal with the introduction of the Hamptons façade across a range of Dennis Family Homes for 2020. The stunning Hamptons façade is derived from the home design of the upmarket seaside region of Long Island in New York, with its…

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3 Brand New Home Designs Released

February 2020 In General News

Three stunning new home designs have been added to the Dennis Family Homes Inspirations Series to start the new year. The new designs incorporate feedback from customers and new trends in home design, whilst still continuing to incorporate living, style and the highest level of luxury. “The new designs vary in size from 34 squares…

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Choose Your Upgrades. Make Your Home Your Own.

February 2020 In General News

For a limited time, customers who purchase a home across the Dennis Family Homes range can access thousands of dollars’ worth of added value upgrades to make their home truly unique. Customers can choose upgrades to best suit their lifestyle needs now and into the future from our unique range of offers; When purchasing a…

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Mortlake 293s Display Wins Award

September 2019 In General News

Our incredibly popular Mortlake 293s Boulevard display at Warragul’s Waterford Rise estate has won a Housing Industry Association (HIA) award as Victorian Metro South’s Region’s Best Display in the $300,001 – $400,000 category. The Mortlake continues to be one of our bestselling designs, with its family-friendly floor plan that comes in a range of sizes.…

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Charlton Display Wins Award

July 2019 In General News

Dennis Family Homes has added another award to its collection, with the Charlton 373 Boulevard display in Shepparton winning the Best Volume Builder Display Home $350,000 – $500,000 category at the 2019 Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV) North East Victoria Regional Building Awards. The accolade was announced at the awards presentation function at the…

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Outer Suburbs Vs Regional Living: Which option is right for you?

January 2019 In General News

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If you’ve decided to build a new home but can’t decide if you’d prefer to live in an outer suburban location or make the move to a regional town or city, there are a range of benefits to be had with either option. To help you decide which option will be the best fit for…

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City, beach or bush? The best Dennis suburbs for the life you’re looking for

November 2018 In General News

The notion of the ‘ideal lifestyle’ is different for everyone. Some of us love the busyness that comes with metropolitan city-living, others love the tranquillity of the countryside, while others love the sun and sand of a coastal lifestyle.  Whether you’re dreaming of a life near the city, beach or bush, Dennis Family Homes can…

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5 things to consider when visiting a display home

September 2018 In General News

Paying a visit to a display home to sample some of the possibilities for your own home first-hand is undoubtedly one of the most exciting stages when building a new home—but you do need to approach them with some caution. To help you maintain your focus on the end-goal and avoid getting sucked in by…

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