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5 reasons why house and land packages make great investments

October 2018 In Investment

Looking to invest in property but unsure whether to build or buy established? Here are five reasons why a house and land package could be a great option.  1.   Choice  When you opt for a house and land package, you have all the control right from the beginning. From an investment point of view, this…

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How to complete your home with the perfect artwork

October 2018 In Interior Design

Trying to select the ideal artwork that will add the perfect finishing touch to a space in your home can seem intimidating, particularly if you’re decorating for the first time and don’t know where to begin—but it shouldn’t be.  That’s why we’ve pulled together some of our top tips to help you select and hang…

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A home for every family

October 2018 In Home Buyers Advice

At Dennis Family Homes, we know that no two families are the same. Every family has a distinctive set of needs, wants and lifestyle requirements that place different demands on our homes, so a one-size-fits-all approach to home design simply doesn’t work.  That’s why we created an extensive catalogue of more than 80 carefully designed…

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Five advantages of a knockdown rebuild

October 2018 In DIY & Home Improvements

When looking to upgrade your lifestyle, there are plenty of options to choose from—do you renovate or extend your existing home to make it better suit your current circumstances, buy a bigger house in a more affordable location, or start over by demolishing and starting again. If you’re toying with the idea of a knockdown…

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5 things to consider when visiting a display home

September 2018 In General News

Paying a visit to a display centre 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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Essential items to make your little one’s space perfect

September 2018 In General News

If your family is about to expand by welcoming a new little one into the tribe, it won’t be long until that nesting instinct kicks in and the time comes to set up a space they’ll be able to call their own. Whether you’re setting up a nursery for the first time or you already…

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How to raise the luxe-level with a perfectly styled bed

September 2018 In Interior Design

If you want to add a little more luxe to your life, a perfectly styled bed is a great place to start. Whether your bed is on display when guests visit your home or you just want to create a sumptuous private sanctuary where you can escape the chaos of daily life, few things compare…

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How to style the ultimate entertainers table setting

September 2018 In Interior Design

Whether you’re an experienced host or a complete novice to the dinner party scene, if it’s your turn to host the next catch-up, knowing how to create a beautifully curated table setting is a great way to add a touch of ‘wow’ to the occasion. To help you on your way, we’ve pulled together some…

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Visit our award winning displays in Mt Duneed

August 2018 In General News

Our Lakewood and Whitfield displays coasted to a win at the recent Western Victoria Regional Housing Awards held by the Housing Industry Association(HIA). Both of our displays at Armstrong estate in Mt Duneed were declared winners with the Lakewood 333 Savannah winning Best Display Home in the $301 000 to $400 000 category and the…

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The pros and cons of buying a display home

August 2018 In Investment

If you’re in the market to buy a home with plenty of space and style, a house and land package could be the answer. But before you sign on the dotted line, there is another alternative you may not have considered—buying a display home. As with any home purchase, there are various benefits and downsides…

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Let your true colours shine through

August 2018 In Interior Design

Colour has always been one of the easiest ways to update your home to suit the latest design trends. While we’ve seen millennial pink, navy blues, tropical green and metallics like brass and copper dominate the world of interior design colour trends in recent years, it’s time to get ready to welcome the next big…

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Property Potential: Why investors are returning to the Melbourne market

August 2018 In Investment

While it cooled off for a little while, we’re now seeing a resurgence of investors returning to the Melbourne property market. Here’s why… Strong population growth forecasts With the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimating the Australian population to be nearing 25 million people, there’s no question that Australia is growing fast—and Melbourne is leading…

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The city and the surf: Get the best of both worlds in Geelong

July 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you’re toying with the idea of a sea change but don’t want to give up the conveniences of your city lifestyle, we know the perfect location where you can make the best of both worlds—Geelong. The city Located around 75 kilometers south-west of Melbourne on the sandy banks of Port Phillip Bay, Geelong boasts…

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Dennis Family Homes embraces the future of Australian families

July 2018 In General News

Australians are changing the way they live, with many families choosing to build homes that can meet the  requirements of multiple generations. To provide customers with greater flexibility in home design, Dennis Family Homes has fine-tuned its award-winning Balmoral design to include the option of a downstairs guest suite, complete with WIR and ensuite, and…

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Market Update: Ballarat

July 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you’re thinking about escaping the hectic lifestyle of living in the big smoke with a tree-change, Ballarat could be the answer. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the Ballarat market to help you decide if it could be a good move for you. Local profile Located in the heart of Victoria’s Central Highlands…

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Our top 5 flooring picks

July 2018 In Interior Design

When it comes to selecting the best flooring for your home, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you’re struggling to decide which is the best flooring option for you, here are our top 5 flooring picks we’re loving right now that may help you narrow down the options. Ceramic tiles As one…

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What we love most about Warrnambool

June 2018 In Suburb Specific

As the largest city in south-west Victoria, Warrnambool is one of the states’ most admired and revered regional cities—and it’s not had to work out why. Here’s what we love most about this splendid coastal city… The breathtaking coastline Situated just beyond the end of the world-famous Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles, the area…

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Visit two of our favourite family homes on display in Ballarat

June 2018 In General News

Visitors to our brand new display homes in Ballarat will see first hand how interior colour selections and finishes can bring a completely different look and feel to a home. The Brookdale and the Heathcote on display are two of Dennis Families’ most popular designs and showcase a range of luxury upgrades from the Premium…

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What we’re loving right now: Wallpaper

June 2018 In DIY & Home Improvements

As a staple on the interior design landscape for as long as we can remember, it’s not hard to work out why so many of us have a long-held love affair with wallpaper. An effective way to add some warmth, interest and character to a space, whether you use it to create a single feature…

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Market Update: Wagga Wagga

June 2018 In Suburb Specific

Thinking of making the move to Wagga Wagga? Here’s a snapshot of what the market in the thriving regional city looks like… Local profile Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the heart of the Riverina Region, Wagga Wagga is New South Wales’ largest inland city boasting a population of more than 60,000.…

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Top 5 design features to make your house a home

June 2018 In Interior Design

It takes a lot more than just bricks and mortar to make your house a home. A home should not only be comfortable, welcoming and functional, but it should also represent our unique sense of taste and style—and this starts by adding some great design features. Here are some of our top design feature picks…

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Best ways to experience Shepparton

May 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you drive a little over hours north of Melbourne on the banks of the Goulburn River, you’ll find yourself in the thriving regional city of Shepparton. If you’ve never had the opportunity to get acquainted with this beautiful corner of Victoria, we’ve pulled together this shortlist of some of the best ways to get…

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Bathroom bliss: designing the perfect bathroom

May 2018 In Interior Design

A well-designed bathroom that is spacious, practical and inspiring is something that rarely goes unnoticed. After all, as the saying goes, ‘kitchens and bathrooms sell houses’. We all know the value of a stylish bathroom which not only provides ample space to get ready in a hurry on a busy morning, but also adopts a…

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Market Update: Albury

May 2018 In Suburb Specific

Thinking of trading in city-living for a more tranquil regional lifestyle? Albury could be the answer. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the thriving riverside city. Local profile Located on the northern banks of the beautiful Murray River with a population of more than 50,000, Albury is the major retail, commercial, administrative and cultural…

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Points of difference on show at Waratah estate

May 2018 In Suburb Specific

By constructing two spacious family homes with very different floor plans side-by-side at Waratah estate in Mickleham, Dennis Family Homes has made it easy for visitors to select a home design that works best for them. The larger of the homes is the 33 square Hartley 333, built showcasing the contemporary Tempo façade and it…

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House and land packages in Melbourne’s popular suburbs

May 2018 In First Home Buyers

Opting for a house and land package is often the easiest and most affordable way to purchase a home that is sure to suit your family perfectly, in a location that offers all the local facilities and amenities that will make daily life a breeze. If you love the idea of a house and land…

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Top 5 things to make a perfect study or home office

April 2018 In Interior Design

Want to set the perfect study or home office? Here are the top five must-haves to help you create a workspace that is both practical and stylish. 1.   A comfortable desk  A functional workspace starts with a good desk. When selecting a desk, think about the size and shape of the room and the amount…

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Market Update: Melbourne

April 2018 In Investment

Looking for a way to break into the Melbourne property market? Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the beautiful city by the bay. What’s happening in the Melbourne market While growth in many of the nations’ capital cities has slowed or even declined in recent months, performance in the Melbourne market in the December…

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How to organise your pantry

April 2018 In Interior Design

It’s quite possibly the most common source of frustration for families—storage. While most of us like to keep a neat and tidy home, if you don’t have sufficient storage or you don’t know how to make the most of the storage you do have, your home can quickly start to feel cluttered and chaotic. With…

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Top 5 must have house accessories

April 2018 In Interior Design

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s very tempting to race out and buy everything all at once.   Too often, buying something in a rush can result in a design decision you will regret.  You may end up with a ‘matchy matchy’ interior that lacks personality, or even worse,…

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What we love most about Echuca

April 2018 In Suburb Specific

Set on the banks of the Murray River in the heart of the Loddon Mallee Region, you’ll find the delightful Victorian town of Echuca and its New South Wales counterpart, Moama. If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience this gorgeous corner of the country, you’ve been missing out. With a warm and sunny climate,…

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Top interior design trends for 2018

March 2018 In Interior Design

As we usher in the new year, we’re also getting ready to welcome a wealth of new interior design trends with it. With the world of design and style in a constant state of evolution, there are many schools of thought out there about what the biggest interior design trends will be in 2018, so…

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