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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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Home Suite Home

February 2017 In General News

For a strictly limited time, Dennis Family Homes customers building any design from the Inspirations Series have the opportunity to choose from a selection of luxurious additions to their home. A choice of one of three suite package options allows buyers to decide on the level of luxury designer additions to suit any level of…

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Happily ever after starts with just $1500 down

January 2017 In First Home Buyers

At Dennis Family Homes, a deposit of only $1500* will get you on a path to a home of your very own. For eligible first home buyers, the home ownership dream becomes a reality, not just a fairy-tale thanks to the huge range of Aspirations Series Quick Start house and land package options. “It’s all…

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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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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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6 Creative Bookshelf Ideas For Your New Home

October 2015 In DIY & Home Improvements

man putting his head in a bookshelf

Whether packed away in boxes, dotted around the house, propped up on dedicated shelves or neatly arranged in a bookcase, it’s safe to say you probably own a collection of books. You might be a regular reader or perhaps only read occasionally and built up a collection of books over time that you just can’t…

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Even A-List Actor Ryan Reynolds Struggles With Flat-Pack Furniture

September 2015 In DIY & Home Improvements

If you are buying a new home there is a strong chance you could be faced with the challenge of putting together flat-pack furniture at some point in the near future. Well breathe a sigh of relief because it looks like even Hollywood superstars aren’t exempt from being humiliated by this task! This new video,…

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

September 2015 In General News

living area in the Alexandra home design at Ballarat

We were amongst the winners at the HIA Western Region Housing Awards presentation on 4th September. In the display home awards section, both displays showcased by our Ballarat team at the Lucas estate in Alfredton were recognised with notable accolades. The Alexandra 242 display was judged the winner in the $250,001 to $300,000 price category,…

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The Ultimate New Home Buyer Checklist

September 2015 In First Home Buyers

Family Moving Into New Home Surrounded By Packing Boxes

Your go-to list of what you need when moving into a new home Moving into a new home is no doubt one of the most exciting times in anyone’s life. But before you get carried away with thinking about what kind of pot plants you want in your home, what herbs you want to grow…

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Should You Buy A Home Or An Investment Property As Your First Property Purchase?

September 2015 In General News

Gray haired middle aged man reading newspaper in cafe on weekend.

Buy-to-live, or buy-to-rent-out? It’s a question being faced by many, and as the property landscape continues to change rapidly every year, there are a lot of factors to consider when deciding whether to buy a rental property first, or a home to live in. To help get you thinking about which might be the right…

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First Home Buyer Confessions: 7 Mistakes Made When Buying Your First Home

August 2015 In First Home Buyers

first home buyer research magazines on a sofa

When you’re buying your first home, there are a lot of things to think about and take into consideration – How much you want to spend, which area you’d like to buy in, what size house you want, whether you’ll try buy outright or at auction, whether or not you can get a mortgage, and…

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Nordic Design: All you need to know

August 2015 In Interior Design

photo of the living area inside the Macedon Boardwalk home design

When it comes to Nordic Design, then there is a variety of styles which are influenced by the existing trends in countries like Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. With people like to add a new look to their homes and the modern chic styles are preferred to make the house beautiful. The five most…

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Riverton display makes grand entrance at Modeina

August 2015 In General News

photo of the kitchen in the Riverton Burnside home design

The beautiful two storey Riverton design by Dennis Family Homes is now standing proudly on display at the Modeina estate in Burnside. “We are excited to be now displaying at Modeina and the response to our Riverton display so far has been outstanding. Numerous locals have come to visit the new display since its opening,…

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