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Thinking of a sea or tree change? A look at life in Regional Victoria

May 2017 In Suburb Specific

If you’ve been looking for a way to achieve better work-life balance, a sea or tree change may be the answer. With so many lifestyle benefits on offer, it’s no wonder so many Victorians leaving the city in search of a more tranquil and relaxed setting. If you too are thinking of making the move…

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First Home Owner Grant to double for buyers in Regional Victoria

May 2017 In First Home Buyers

If you’re a first home buyer and you’ve been thinking about building a new home in Regional Victoria, then you’re in luck. Following a recent announcement from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, from 1 July 2017, the First Home Owners Grant will double from $10,000 to $20,000 for first home buyers who purchase a new home…

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Two Homes for any Habitat

May 2017 In General News

The new Dennis Family Homes display at Habitat estate in Tarneit demonstrates perfectly how two similarly sized homes can offer distinctly different lifestyles through astutely designed floorplans. According to Anthony Garrubba, Dennis Family Homes Sales Manager – Metro West, having two single storey, four bedroom homes on display side-by-side helps people identify their own needs…

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Stamp Duty Abolished for Victorian First Home Buyers

May 2017 In First Home Buyers

In fantastic news for first home buyers, the Victorian State Government recently announced changes to the rules surrounding stamp duty tax. From 1 July 2017, Victorian first home buyers who purchase a property for less than $600,000 will no longer need to pay stamp duty on the purchase of their home, provided they live in…

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A long and proud history of building quality family homes

May 2017 In General News

There’s no question that choosing the best new home builder can be a difficult task. Not only do you need a builder that offers a good balance between affordability, quality, functionality, style and service, you need a builder that you can trust and rely on. While it’s unlikely the home builder offering the cheapest quote…

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Why make the move to Echuca?

April 2017 In Home Buyers Advice

Set on the banks on the beautiful Murray River in the heart of the famed Loddon Mallee Region in northern Victoria, Echuca offers an idyllic lifestyle in a warm and sunny climate. With a growing economy and a range of employment opportunities, it’s no wonder so many others are deciding to make the move to…

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Top 5 questions to ask your new home builder

April 2017 In Home Buyers Advice

When you decide to build a new home, you’ll be spoilt for choice on many fronts: Which is the best suburb? What size block would work best? What façade is most appealing? What would the ideal floorplan be? What interior styling options look the best? While all of these are important questions, the most important…

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Olinda the pick of the paddock at Ascot

April 2017 In General News

Dennis Family Homes has added to its display presence in Bendigo with the opening of the new Olinda 263 Vogue display at Top Paddock Estate at Ascot. If looks count for anything, then this home is destined to be a sure-fire winner with new homebuyers in the region. A popular design from Dennis Family Homes,…

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Hastings crowned at Jubilee estate, Wyndham Vale

April 2017 In General News

Visitors to the Hastings 293 display by Dennis Family Homes at Jubilee estate in Wyndham Vale are welcomed into a spacious home where neutral accents and a thoughtful, family-friendly floorplan combine to create a feeling of calm and order. Built to the Premium specifications from the Inspiration Series, the Hastings has been designed to suit…

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More Aspirations

March 2017 In General News

Dennis Family Homes has introduced several exciting new products into its Aspirations Series. Twelve brand new Aspirations Series home designs have been launched following exhaustive feedback from our customers and an innovative design process. Two of the new homes – the Ardina and Jardean designs – have been developed specifically to address the Small Lot…

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Whitfield debuts at Craigieburn

March 2017 In General News

Display home Craigieburn

Home buyers can view the palatial double-storey Whitfield design from Dennis Family Homes for the first time at the Highlands estate in Craigieburn. And what an auspicious debut the Whitfield has made! Designed for large or extended families, the home is available in two size options – the four bedroom Whitfield 363 (36 squares) as…

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How much does it cost to build a new home?

March 2017 In Home Buyers Advice

Deciding to build a house may seem like a daunting prospect, particularly when you’re trying to do it on a tight budget. Most people begin the process by gaining an idea of general costs and what to expect when the time comes. So to make life easier, here’s a breakdown of the key costs associated…

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New Dennis Family displays are the toast of the coast

February 2017 In Suburb Specific

Two new homes perfectly suited to coastal living are now open to the public at the Dennis Family Homes display centre at Warralily Coast estate in Armstrong Creek. The Macedon and the Brookdale are popular designs in the Inspirations Series from Dennis Family Homes. The Macedon has been built to showcase the upmarket specifications of…

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A great lifestyle awaits: Building a new home in Bendigo

February 2017 In Suburb Specific

Bendigo home builders

An idyllic lifestyle If you’re searching for an idyllic regional lifestyle to build your new home, you can’t go past the vibrant Victorian regional centre of Bendigo. Only a two-hour drive from Melbourne, Bendigo provides a perfect balance between historical beauty and contemporary living. Steeped in gold rush history, Bendigo is the third-most populous city…

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What’s it like building in Melbourne with Dennis Family Homes?

February 2017 In Home Buyers Advice

If you’re thinking of building a new home in Melbourne, you can’t go past Dennis Family Homes as your builder of choice. Here’s what four happy home buyers had to say about their journey with us. Guidance from our passionate sales consultants When you build with Dennis Family Homes, you have your own dedicated sales…

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Imagine living in the Hartley

January 2017 In Interior Design

The new Hartley 333 display from Dennis Family Homes at Imagine estate in Strathfieldsaye introduces Bendigo home buyers to the full range of Premium inclusions from the 2016 Inspirations Series. “We are very excited to have our first Premium display here in Bendigo and it’s a real pleasure to welcome visitors through one of the…

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Making home ownership simpler in 2017

December 2016 In First Home Buyers

If you’ve been following first home buyer’s news this year, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was virtually impossible to get your foot in the door of a new home. With low levels of housing supply across parts of Australia, fierce competition from investors and deposits often taking years to save up, many first home…

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Wodonga Leads The VIC Regional Property Boom

November 2016 In Investment

Whether you’re looking for a sea change, a place to settle down in retirement, or just a place to experience true community values and easy country living, Wodonga should perhaps be at the top of your list. Nestled along the Murray River right at the border of New South Wales and Victoria  and closely joined…

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Textile Accessories for Winter

November 2016 In Interior Design

The top goal for any winter home is to achieve a feeling of warmth and comfort. You want a room that will make you question your desire to do anything but curl up on the couch with a warm cup of something, a dog, and the infinite abyss of Netflix. Achieving this isn’t as hard…

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Government Funding Sparks Warragul Infrastructure Upgrades

November 2016 In General News

The Warragul area is set to benefit extensively from new Government funding announced in the 2016 Victorian budget earlier in the year. Included in the plans is additional funding for school upgrades and the redevelopment of Warragul Hospital. It’s great to see key infrastructure being implemented in these areas, making them even more appealing to…

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Our stunning Windsor home design is now open in Moama for a strictly limited time!

October 2016 In General News

The Windsor has been designed for family living. This impressive home design understands family life should be lived to the full, whether it’s a night of board games or cooking pancakes on a Sunday morning, everyone will enjoy it. Two large living spaces and a study waves goodbye to fights over the television, while the…

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Geelong Homeowners See Healthy Rise in Property Values

June 2016 In General News

outdoor photo of the Charlton single storey home design

Recent property evaluations carried out in the City of Greater Geelong have shown large increases in average house prices in almost 60 suburbs and towns. The information that was compiled as part of the area’s 2016-17 budget show how property prices have changed over the last two years and will help towards establishing next year’s…

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The Ultimate Guide To Some Of The Hottest Home Design Trends Of 2016

May 2016 In Interior Design

If you’re looking to build a new home, chances are you’re scouring the internet looking for inspiration, finding up to date trends, exploring new tech, and admiring your dream furniture. Designing your new living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom can be an exciting time, but it can also be a daunting endeavour. So in order…

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Geelong or G-Town as the locals affectionately call it

February 2016 In Suburb Specific

Geelong Located only 75 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD, Geelong is a bustling metropolitan city situated on the sandy shores of Port Phillip Bay. Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria. Its first residents are the Wathaurong people, an indigenous Australian tribe that is part of the Kulin nation. With many…

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Family First at Strathfieldsaye: The Perfect Place for Your New Home

February 2016 In Home Buyers Advice

It’s no secret that every family wants the best of both worlds: the quiet of the country and the comfort of the city. Prestigious Strathfieldsaye village combines the nostalgic childhood playgrounds of sleepy streets and bush paddocks with public transport, quality schools, shopping, and entertainment – all at your front door. No more hours stuck…

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The Importance Of Display Homes: What To Look For And When To Buy

January 2016 In First Home Buyers

Display Home Greenvale

Buying or building a new home is a major investment so it’s sensible to spend as much time as you can choosing one that will meet your needs as a potentially growing family, so you can live in and enjoy your home in the long term. Whether you’re starting from scratch or planning on moving into a…

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10 Stylish Ways To Stay Organised In A Busy Family Home

December 2015 In Interior Design

In a busy family household, it’s almost impossible to keep things in their rightful place. Car keys go AWOL, your left shoe is by the door but not the right, that 32 piece cutlery set has somehow been whittled down to 29 and on it goes. It’s no secret that the key to having a…

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14 Kitchen Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

December 2015 In Technology, Gadgets & Electronics

When you think of the NutriBullet, Glad Wrap and your trusty pizza cutter it’s hard to imagine domestic life without them. But once upon a time these fairly recent inventions would have been deemed a farfetched luxury… just ask your elders! These days, inventors seem to have gone into overdrive, creating an array of gadgets…

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Celebrity Homes Roundup: 7 Amazing Properties Of The Rich & Famous

November 2015 In Entertaining

Do you ever wonder what life is like for the rich and famous? All those fast cars, designer clothes and exclusive holiday destinations must make life feel pretty good, no? And if that wasn’t enough – the sky is quite literally the limit when it comes to their homes. Some of these homes are so…

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Identifying Asbestos In Older Homes & The Dangers When Renovating

November 2015 In Home Buyers Advice

It’s a word that strikes fear into the hearts of homeowners and home builders in Victoria and across Australia, and for good reason too. With mounting knowledge and research into the hugely dangerous and potentially deadly health effects of exposure to the substance, asbestos has emerged as one of the biggest black marks against the…

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Does A New Home Increase In Value Or Depreciate Over Time?

October 2015 In Home Buyers Advice

melbourne median house price graph

With home ownership being one of the largest financial commitments of most people’s lives and with the ever changing cost of buying a home, it’s no surprise that a common question is whether or not a new home increases in value or like a new car, starts to depreciate over time. The answer is a…

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Dennis Family Homes Hits The Small Screen

October 2015 In General News

We’re delighted to share our new television commercial with you! Here at Dennis Family Homes we know that there’s no better feeling than being able to create a comforting and spacious home environment for you and your family, and in our new commercial, it’s our aim to show you how we can help. We’ve shared…

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