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Stylish homes for small blocks

January 2018 In First Home Buyers

Buying a smaller block doesn’t have to mean your choices will be limited when selecting a home design. If you’re looking for something with contemporary styling, loads of features and plenty of space, all while still fitting within your budget, we’ve got options galore when it comes to finding an ideal home design to suit…

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Heading for the beach with the stunning new Cadia facade

January 2018 In General News

A brand new façade on offer from Dennis Family Homes has a distinctly coastal feel that will appeal to Aspirations Series customers looking for something a little more stylish. The striking Cadia facade features weatherboard combined with brick and a sharply angled roofline to create a breezy coastal frontage that adds a welcome variation to…

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Choosing a colour scheme for your new home

December 2017 In Interior Design

You may think when you purchase a house and land package there isn’t much room to inject your own sense of style and personality into the home. But when you build with Dennis Family Homes, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We know how much our customers value having the flexibility to create a…

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Building a new home in Ballarat

December 2017 In Suburb Specific

What’s not to love about the regional lifestyle. Whether you’re most attracted to the idea of escaping the big smoke of the city, enjoying a stronger sense of community, connecting more with nature, or simply achieving a better work-life balance, it’s all on offer in Regional Victoria. If you’ve decided you want to make the…

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Is it better to buy or rent?

November 2017 In First Home Buyers

Trying to decide if it’s a better option to buy or rent? When there are so many benefits to owning your own home, it’s a wonder anyone thinks renting is a better long-term strategy. Let’s find out why. Rent money is dead money  It’s an overused catch-phrase for one reason—because it’s true. When you choose…

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The best of alfresco living

November 2017 In DIY & Home Improvements

Spring is well and truly in the air now. As the weather starts to warm up, most of us want nothing more than to step out of the dens we’ve been hibernating in throughout the cold Melbourne winter, to embrace the sunshine and fresh air that has finally arrived—and what better way to soak in…

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In the spotlight: Wagga Wagga

November 2017 In Suburb Specific

If you’re thinking of trading in the busy big-city lifestyle for something a little different, Wagga Wagga is well worth some consideration. Here’s why… Snapshot of Wagga Wagga The largest inland city in New South Wales, Wagga Wagga offers an ideal lifestyle that is hard to beat. Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River…

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Something for everyone with the Cosgrove and Olinda

October 2017 In General News

Dennis Family Homes has recently unveiled two beautiful new displays at Arcadia estate in Officer. The five-bedroom Cosgrove 343 Resort and four-bedroom Olinda 263 Vogue on display are both spacious family homes that showcase very different floorplans to the public. Adrian Keleher, Dennis Family Homes Area Manager for Metro South, feels the company’s decision to…

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Create your sanctuary with a luxurious master suite

October 2017 In Interior Design

A bedroom is far more than just a bedroom. It’s a sanctuary. A place for some well-deserved time-out from your busy schedule to help you relax, rest and recharge your batteries so you can continue to take on the challenges of day-to-day life. At Dennis Family Homes, we understand the importance of having your own…

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Brookdale 293 Coasts away with an HIA Award

October 2017 In General News

Dennis Family Homes Brookdale 293 display in Armstrong Creek has been judged Best Display Home ($250,001 to $300,000) at the HIA Western Victoria Regional Housing Awards held in Torquay last Friday, 1 September.  “We feel very proud that our Brookdale 293 display at Warralily estate has won this prestigious award from the Housing Industry Authority. …

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In need of some space? Stylish home designs for large families

October 2017 In Interior Design

There’s rarely a shortage of fun, laughter and good times to treasure when you have a big family, but sometimes it can feel like you’re living on top of one another and in desperate need of some extra space. At Dennis Family Homes, we’re a family building homes for families and we understand what larger…

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Hartley continues to impress at Berwick Waters

October 2017 In General News

One of Dennis Family Homes most popular designs, the Hartley, is now on display at Berwick Waters estate in Clyde North. Well known for its roomy, practical floorplan, the Hartley features four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, three separate living spaces, and a study.  At Clyde North, the home is built in the 33 square version,…

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Smart. Stylish. Affordable. A look at the Aspirations series of homes.

September 2017 In First Home Buyers

Quality doesn’t always have to cost the earth, just as we’ve proven with our Aspirations series of homes. Delivering on style, function and quality, All Aspiration Series homes come with all the essentials you need, minus one thing—the hefty price tag. If you have a discerning eye for quality but also want to make sure…

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Family living at its very best

September 2017 In General News

Elegant and light-filled, the new Balmoral 503 Park display at Berwick Waters estate in Clyde North is a must-see for large families planning to build their ‘forever’ home. Upon entering the beautiful display’s entry, it’s impossible not to be impressed by the stunning stacked timber feature wall with its striking black lacquered finish. An expansive…

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Beautiful brand new homes under $200,000*

September 2017 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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Favourite designs on show at Botanic Ridge

August 2017 In General News

Two popular designs from Dennis Family Homes are now open to the public at Acacia estate in Botanic Ridge. The Eden 293 Tempo and Heathcote 313 Boardwalk designs are favoured choices for many customers selecting a new home from the Dennis Family Homes Inspirations Series.  Showcasing the Premium inclusions from Dennis Family Homes, both displays…

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Building a home in beautiful Shepparton

August 2017 In Suburb Specific

If you’ve been thinking about moving away from the big smoke in search of a more relaxed regional lifestyle, Shepparton offers everything you could want and more. Economic snapshot Only a little over a two-hour drive north of Melbourne situated on the banks of the Goulburn River, Shepparton is ideally located within easy reach of…

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Top tips for first home buyers

August 2017 In First Home Buyers

For many first home buyers, purchasing a house may seem like an impossible task. But with a bit of dedication and by putting a couple of smart strategies in place, it may not be as hard as you think. To offer a helping hand, we’ve put together a few of our top tips to help…

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Why the kitchen is the heart of the home

July 2017 In DIY & Home Improvements

We all have them, we all use them and we can’t live without them—kitchens. They’re undeniably the heart of the home, so let’s take a look at why we love them so much and how you can get the most out of your kitchen. A place where families come together There’s no question that food…

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Awards at the Double for Local Dennis Family Homes Displays

July 2017 In General News

Dennis Family Homes displays in Wodonga have been recognised with two prestigious awards at the Regional Master Builders Awards held in Albury on Friday, 7th July.  In the Best Volume Builder Display Homes Awards section, the Waterford 232 was judged best display in the $250,000 to $350,000 price category, while the Macedon 322 was winner…

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The construction process explained

July 2017 In Home Buyers Advice

When there are so many financial and lifestyle benefits that come with building a new home, it’s a wonder why anyone decides to purchase an older home. While a renovated or refurbished home may appear to be in good condition on the surface, you’re always assuming a risk that you may uncover major electrical, plumbing…

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3 steps to creating a beautiful bathroom

July 2017 In Interior Design

There’s a lot more to bathrooms than just taps and tiles. Whether you want your bathroom to be a place for pampering, a sanctuary for relaxation or a statement of your personal style, here are three steps to help you create a truly beautiful bathroom when building a home. 1.   Define your style Do you…

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Award recognition for Dennis Family Homes Hartley display in Bendigo

July 2017 In General News

Dennis Family Homes Hartley 333 display in Bendigo has been judged North West Victoria’s Best Volume Display Home ($350,000 to $500,000) at the 2017 Regional Builders Awards – North West. These prestigious awards were held in Bendigo on Friday, 23rd June, 2017. “We are very proud to have received this recognition from the Master Builders…

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To build new or buy an established property: How to decide the best option for you?

June 2017 In Home Buyers Advice

Congratulations! You‘ve been saving hard for a while now and have finally managed to pull together a deposit to buy a home of your own! Now comes the part where you have to decide whether it’s a smarter option to build a new home or buy something that’s already established. Well we’re here to help.…

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A look at life in Warrnambool

June 2017 In Suburb Specific

Whether you know it best for its spectacular natural environment, for raising some of our favourite personalities including comedian Dave Hughes and a raft of Australian Football League (AFL) players amongst other notable sportspeople, or for achieving fame as Victoria’s shipwreck coast, there’s no question that Warrnambool is one of Regional Victoria’s most loved and…

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Luxurious home designs to suit every family

June 2017 In Home Buyers Advice

‘Luxury’ and ‘Family living’ don’t usually go hand-in-hand, but they do with the Dennis Family Homes Inspirations series. An Inspirations Series home goes well beyond the basics, offering a superior level of luxury. While there’s no question an Aspiration Series home is beautiful and functional, if you’re looking for that extra level of sophistication and…

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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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