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For First Home Buyers the process of building a new home can be daunting. There are so many moving parts in and around purchasing your new home that you can easily feel overwhelmed or unsure if this is even right for you. However with a little guidance from the right people (I suggest the trifecta of a builder’s consultant you can trust, a good mortgage broker and a parent or friend that’s built before) you’ll be across it in no time at all.

What to expect in the next 12 months

What to expect in the next 12 months If you are thinking of buying or building a home in the next 12 months, it pays to be prepared for what lies ahead in the Melbourne market. So if you are looking for a Melbourne property market forecast, look no further. ...
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Is Renting A Waste Of Money?

Is renting a waste money? If you have been paying attention to the local property market you'll know that Melbourne house prices have boomed over recent years. So you might be wondering: is renting a waste of money? Many people argue that renting is a waste of money because you're ...
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The Changing Face of Australian First Home Buyers

The Changing Face of Australian First Home Buyers With the rising cost of supply & materials and titled land shortages effecting affordability across the home building industry, the 'Great Australian Dream' of home ownership has become the 'Great Australian Challenge' for future first home buyers. If there's one thing that ...
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What we do with your deposit

What we do with your deposit (and why it's important) Building your new home is a two-way relationship. As much as you want to have trust and faith that your builder will construct a quality new home for you, your builder will want to have trust that you are committed ...
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What are site costs?

What your site costs say about you. What are 'site costs' and how do they work? More often than I'd like, I've had clients walk into a display home looking to fit the home of their dreams on the amazing new block they just picked up at an incredible price ...
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No such thing as a free upgrade

There's no such thing as a free upgrade. What your builder isn't telling you about their promotion Promotions in of themselves are not evil. They're a way of the builder getting your attention in a sea of 'front door and floorplan' marketing campaigns, and an incentive for you to build ...
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Questions to be asking your builder

First Home Buyer? Here are some questions you should be asking your builder. For First Home Buyers the process of building a new home can be daunting. There are so many moving parts in and around purchasing your new home that you can easily feel overwhelmed or unsure if this ...
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Avoiding the red pen

Avoiding the red pen - Picking the new home designs that's right for you. In new home construction you really have two choices - engage a custom builder to design something just for you or go to a volume builder and select from a series of floorplans and options that ...
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