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18

May

Are display homes the best way to invest in property?

When it comes to showcasing our skills, our craft, and what we have to offer in general, to influence the buying decisions of potential clients, it is only reasonable to put our best feet forward. This means showing off the best products we have on sale to convince prospective buyers that we are the real […]

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18

May

Renting vs Buying a New House in Canberra

Getting to choose between renting vs buying a house in Canberra can be a tough decision. While both are good and seem to be excellent financial decisions, it all depends on the angle from which you are looking at it. Real estate experts, as well as builders in Canberra, believe that buying a home has […]

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28

Apr

How To Get A Home Loan As An Investor

Australian residential property continues to be one of the strongest performing asset classes for investors. Over the last 25 years, house prices in Australia have continued to increase at a steady rate of 6.8%, making owning an investment property both a popular and lucrative option for Australians. Prior to the recent COVID-19 slowdown, property experts […]

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28

Apr

How to Start Saving for Your New Home

It’s not called the great Australian dream for nothing. Saving for your new home is, for most Aussies, their major life goal. Fortunately, even though house prices have continued to rise, the dream is very much alive for those wanting the security and safety of having a home to call their own. But the first […]

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08

Apr

What First Home Buyers Need to Know About Government Fees

For most people buying your first home is one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of your life. However, it pays to do your homework and understand all the costs that are associated with making that life-changing decision. Many first home buyers are often surprised to learn that the price of their new home […]

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08

Apr

Things to Think About When Designing Your Floor Plan

Planning on building a new home? As custom home builders in Melbourne and Canberra, we can help you through the whole process from initial plans to your completed home. We offer a range of plans that we know work for our customers, whether they are looking for a first home, a second home, or are […]

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06

Apr

Interest rates are lower than ever – It’s the ideal time to buy your home!

Major Australian banks are helping homeowners during the current COVID-19 crisis As a homeowner, we understand that this can be a confusing and difficult time due to the corona virus crisis. In light of recent events, major Australian banks, NAB, Westpac and ANZ have announced support for homeowners struggling with their home loans. They are […]

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20

Mar

How to start the process of purchasing a house and land package?

Buying a house and land package can be both an exciting and daunting process for first home buyers. While the process itself is relatively straightforward, it is a little different to purchasing a ready- made (or preowned) home. For the most part, house and land packages are generally offered by developers. Developers purchase parcels of […]

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19

Mar

4 Things You Need to Know About Home Loans

Purchasing your first home is an exciting process, however, saving for a deposit and obtaining a home loan can be an arduous process. As a custom home builder, we are more than ready to help you build your dream home, but first, you need to obtain a home loan. Before you approach a lender or […]

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30

Jan

How Much Does it Cost to Remove an Old House?

So, you made the decision to knock down and rebuild. While you have prepared yourself for the inevitable costs of building a brand-new house, first you will have to consider the price tag associated with knocking down your current one and prepping the land for construction. What is the average cost to demolish a house? […]

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30

Jan

Is it Cheaper to Gut a House or Knock down and Rebuild?

After forking out the cash to buy a new home, it can be hard to fathom the potential costs required to gut and renovate it. Purchasing a fixer-upper can be exciting but it also means a lot of updates will need to be made eventually, which requires a high level of commitment from you and […]

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30

Jan

How Long does a Knockdown Rebuild Take?

Whether you are expanding your home to make space for your growing family, or your house is just outdated and in dire need of a refresh and remodel, starting new could be the perfect solution. A knock down and rebuild can seem daunting and scary but being fully prepared to take on what you will […]

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30

Jan

How Much Does it Cost to Knockdown your Home and Build a New One? ­

Cost effective and time efficient, knockdown rebuilds are becoming increasingly more popular, especially in the inner suburbs near larger cities. While home renos may appear less intimidating, they actually carry a higher risk for unforeseen costs, disruptions and construction problems. Expenditures for a knock down and rebuild are subjective, considering it is dependent on the […]

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30

Jan

Which is Cheaper, Renovating Your Home or Knocking Down and Rebuilding?

Deciding between renovating your current home or knocking it down and rebuilding all together is a big decision. While renovating may seem less intimidating, it can actually end up costing more money and time than knocking down and starting fresh. Doing your research, talking to different builders and getting a general idea of what’s best […]

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16

Jan

4 Big Things We Achieved In 2019

With a new year and a new decade finally upon us we’re taking a look at our achievements throughout 2019. From the opening of Display Homes, to our expansion into Victoria, through to being recognised for our consistent hard work at the HIA and the MBA Awards, 2019 has been an exciting and rewarding year […]

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04

Nov

2019 HIA-CSR ACT & SNSW Housing Awards

On Saturday the 26th of October a few members of our team had the pleasure of attending the HIA-CSR ACT & Southern NSW Housing Awards for 2019. This annual event is held to recognise building achievements across the region, and we were delighted to be nominated for a number of awards. It was humbling to […]

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04

Nov

Melbourne Development Update

We are excited to be expanding & growing across Australia to bring our passion for building real homes for real people to more Australian families. We have recently secured a location for our Victorian office in Bundoora and we’re keen to begin servicing families in the Melbourne region. Our office fit-out & renovation is all […]

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29

Oct

Ginninderry Display Home Launches!

On October 26th we opened our brand new Ginninderry Display Home! This new display home, Vivid, is the epitome of a statement family home, embodying our mission to make real homes for real people. Located in Ginninderry Community at 12 Bonthrone St, Strathnairn, Ginninderry ACT 2615 , Vivid is a spacious 2-storey home that’s great for […]

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13

Aug

Advantages Of Hiring A Custom Home Builder In Canberra

Owning a home is one of the goals that just about every adult sets themselves in their life.  Most people can only imagine what their perfect home would like, and they consider it a dream come true when they finally build it.  The satisfaction that comes with owning a home may be different for various […]

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13

Aug

How Long Does It Take To Design And Build A Custom Home In Canberra?

People who are interested in designing and building a custom home in Canberra might be wondering how long it all takes?  The truth is that this depends on several factors.  If someone wants to build a custom home in Canberra, then they should bear in mind that the following factors play a major role:  1. […]

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13

Aug

Is A House And Land Package Better Than Buying A House?

Both buying a house and opting for a house and land package have pros and cons.  Although house and land packages are not entirely a new concept, they have grown in popularity among home buyers across different market sectors in the past few years.  Statistics show that 35% of new home buyers prefer to build […]

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13

Aug

How If This Then That (IFTTT) makes your home smarter

You’re familiar with smartphones and smart TVs, but what about smart homes? Well, thanks to If This Then That (IFTTT), home automation possibilities are just about endless. In this article, we’ll explain what IFTTT is, how it works, and how you could use it to streamline your day-to-day activities. Let’s jump right into it. What […]

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13

Aug

DIY compost bins, and why you really should have one

A compost bin is a fantastic way to minimise waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. In this article, we’ll share a simple way to DIY your very own backyard compost bin – your plants will thank you! What is compost? Put simply, compost is decayed organic matter. This ‘organic matter’ can be anything […]

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13

Aug

What Things Should Be Kept In Mind While Building A New House In Canberra?

It’s one thing to own a home. It’s something else to design one from scratch and according to your own personal taste.  In fact, living in a custom-built house is a dream shared by millions of Australians.  However, as exciting as designing a new house can be, it can be just as overwhelming.  Therefore, we […]

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13

Aug

Tips For Designing Your Own House In Canberra

There’s nothing more satisfying than owning your own home. Even better, if you are involved in the designing phase, you know what joy comes with it.  If you are planning to design your own house in Canberra, here are some useful tips that you can take advantage of.  1. Start Simple You don’t need fancy […]

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13

Aug

What Are The Advantages Of A House And Land Package In Canberra?

No matter how you choose to do it, buying a property is an expensive undertaking.  Whether you’re an investor building up a real estate portfolio, or you’re someone who is hoping to get on the property ladder for themselves and their family, choosing the right home in the right location is crucial. Achieve Homes House […]

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13

Aug

New Home Buyer’s Guide: Questions to ask a builder.

So you’re ready to build a brand new home and need to source a builder who can bring your vision to a reality. Building a new home is a huge financial and emotional investment, taking the extra time to do a thorough check on any prospective builder, their workmanship, references and credentials is crucial to […]

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13

Aug

Why do Australians love knockdown rebuilds?

Over the past decade, Australia has seen a real surge in the amount of homeowners who invest time and money into knockdown rebuilds. In fact, according to the Housing Industry of Australia, nearly a third of all new detached homes are the product of a knockdown rebuild. Proving to be a more cost effective method of […]

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13

Aug

Knockdown Rebuild: What’s the Process?

The process of a knockdown rebuild can be complex and complicated. You’ve got your ideas, you’ve got your budget, you’ve got your passion – but who can help put that plan into action? Who’s responsible for demolition, for contracting workers, for architecturally designing your dream home? The answer is very close to home – Achieve […]

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13

Aug

Why NOW is the perfect time to build

There are many factors that contribute to making the decision to build a house, but underpinning all other decisions should be your financial security. If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ll know that interest rates are now at a record low after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut them earlier this month. […]

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13

Aug

What’s holding your house up?

There’s more to a house than four walls and a roof. Foundations and footings, structural timbers and steel, and load bearing brickwork are all doing their bit to keep your house up for decades to come. So, how exactly does it all work? Foundations and Footings Houses sit upon a foundation which transfers the load […]

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13

Aug

Interior Design 101 with Anastasia from Achieve

Arguably the most exciting part of building your dream home is envisaging the end product, waking up in your pristine bedroom, cooking dinner in your new kitchen, relaxing in front of the TV. What you might not have thought about is how design choices will influence the way you feel in your home, and what […]

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13

Aug

Why Googong? 10 reasons to invest

There’s no doubt that there’s been a lot of buzz around Googong – but how much do you actually know? We’ve got 10 things you maybe didn’t know that will make you want to find out more! It’s closer than you think. If you’ve never been out to Googong before, you might be thinking that […]

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13

Aug

Throsby is the answer

Throsby is the latest addition to sunny Gungahlin. Sitting on the North side of Horse Park Drive and backing the Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, this suburb has all the convenience of the city with the stunning vistas of a regional township. So, what makes Throsby so great? Here’s the answer to […]

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13

Aug

Who Chooses A Knock Down Rebuild?

Who chooses a Knock Down Rebuild? We’ve already established that knock down rebuilds are becoming increasingly popular in Australia, but you may be wondering who chooses to go through the exciting process of demolition and building a dream home when you’ve outgrown your current space? If any of these sound like you, a knock down rebuild might be […]

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13

Aug

What would you ask the person building your dream home?

Your dream home is easy to imagine but getting those ideas in your head to translate into reality can be difficult. That’s where architectural services comes in handy. Krystal is Achieves in-house Project Designer and with more than 10 years of industry experience she knows a thing or two about making your dream home become […]

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13

Aug

Buying a new home vs buying an established home

Buying a new home vs buying an established home? This is a question we constantly get asked, the truth is, there are advantages and disadvantages for both! We’ve pulled together a list of what we love – and less than love – about purchasing an established home and purchasing a brand new home. An Established […]

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13

Aug

How To Build an Accessible Home

An accessible home is one that not only makes life easier for the mobility impaired, but is also one that’s sustainable. Owners of homes that are built in an accessible way can live comfortably for decades to come, without the need for expensive modifications in the future. Plus, building a house that is accessible means […]

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13

Aug

First Home Owner Grant: What You Need to Know

Are you a first-time home buyer that’s finding the First Home Owner Grant all very confusing? You’re not alone. We’ve answered the most important questions you’re probably asking yourself about the grant, to help make life a little easier while you search for your new home: The First Home Owner Grant was introduced in 2000 […]

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13

Aug

Get The Best Sales Price For Your Home

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking to build a new home. For some of you, that might even mean having to prepare your current home for sale – a huge task to say the least. So, we spoke to Own It Finance to find out how you can get the best possible price for […]

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13

Aug

Tips For Buying Off-The-Plan

When buying a new home there are a tonne of options to consider. One option that should be at the forefront of your decision making is buying off-the-plan. Off-the-plan refers to purchasing a property before it is constructed. Most of the time this means you will be buying a property while it is just a […]

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13

Aug

New Display Homes Opening This Week!

This Saturday 6 May, we’ll be opening our brand new Googong Display Homes – yes, that’s right, not one, but TWO new display homes for you to peruse. These two new display homes embody everything that Achieve Homes represents — real homes for real people. They also showcase just a fraction of what our talented […]

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13

Aug

So You’ve Bought a Mr Fluffy Block…

By now you’ve probably heard of Mr Fluffy. But, if on the off chance you haven’t, here’s the deal – a small business decision to improve Canberra’s energy performance in the 1960’s and 70’s lead to over 1000 established homes having residual loose asbestos, known as Mr Fluffy’s. Of course, we all know that exposure […]

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13

Aug

Federal Government Announces First Home Super Saver Scheme

While the 2017 Federal Budget may seem boring, it contains an exciting benefit for first home buyers. The First Home Super Saver Scheme will allow people to make additional contributions to their super and then withdraw a maximum of $30,000 for a deposit on their new property. The move is one of several steps the […]

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13

Aug

9 Ways to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

Everyone wants to save the environment. But sadly, not everyone wants to deal with the inconvenience of doing so. There is a perception that, while eco-designed homes can save you money on your bills, they are expensive in the short term due to modern, hi-tech features. However, there are numerous ways that we can all […]

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13

Aug

A Beginner’s Guide to Positive and Negative Gearing

If you’ve considered investing in the property market, there is a chance that you may have been baffled by the complexities of “positive” and “negative” gearing schemes. However, determining whether your property will be positively geared or negatively geared is an important step in the investment process. For a better understanding of the benefits and […]

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13

Aug

Simple Hacks to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

We all know that Canberra winters can be testing to say the least. With negative temperatures, frosty mornings and snow blowing cold winds down from the surrounding mountains, it takes more than an extra jumper, thermal socks and a hot water bottle to stop us shivering. It’s commonly thought that the easiest way to beat […]

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13

Aug

Glossary of Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know

Buying a new home is a lengthy and challenging task. On top of all the decisions that need to be made, you might also find yourself being bombarded with words that you might not have heard before. So, to make things easier, we’ve prepared a glossary to help explain some of the terms you’ll hear […]

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13

Aug

Tips for Child Proofing Your Home

Babies grow into toddlers in the blink of an eye. If you’ve got a little one, it’s probably time to start thinking about baby proofing your home. While many elements of your home seem harmless to you, they can prove to be a massive risk for small children. Follow some of these steps to reduce the […]

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13

Aug

Canberra’s most affordable suburbs

  Image Via dronestagram As Australia’s third most expensive capital city to buy a house, it’s important to keep in mind which suburbs are the most affordable when searching for your new home in Canberra. The capital city is becoming more urbanised, and has a stronger economy with a high employment rate. In addition, the […]

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Are display homes the best way to invest in property?

When it comes to showcasing our skills, our craft, and what we have to offer in general, to influence the buying decisions of potential clients,...

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Renting vs Buying a New House in Canberra

Getting to choose between renting vs buying a house in Canberra can be a tough decision. While both are good and seem to be excellent...

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How To Get A Home Loan As An Investor

Australian residential property continues to be one of the strongest performing asset classes for investors. Over the last 25 years, house prices in Australia have...

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