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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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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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