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04

Aug

COVID-19 Stage 4 Restrictions in Victoria

Premier Daniel Andrews has officially announced Stage 4 restrictions within Victoria. Victorians are subject to an overnight curfew, between 8pm and 5am daily, and will only be permitted to leave their homes for one of the following reasons: To purchase essential supplies and food  Daily exercise for up to one hour Care and health care […]

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21

Jul

Knockdown and Rebuild Your Home With Your Home Buyer Grant!

When you are about to build a new home or jump into the property market for the first time, grants can make that first leap a little bit more palatable and help to ensure you get the perfect property to suit your needs. The Home Builder home buyers grant is an exciting opportunity to rebuild […]

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21

Jul

Things To Keep In Mind When Visiting Display Home Villages In Melbourne

When you’re in the market to build a new home, visiting display home villages in Melbourne is a great way to get a feel for the property and explore the finishes, floor plans, materials and features of each builder and their work.  If you are starting your quest to find the perfect layout or design […]

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21

Jul

Use Your Home Buyers Grant to Buy A House and Land Package in Canberra

First home buyers getting into the Canberra home market have some great options when it comes to home buyers grant to put towards buying a new home or a house and land package.  But what grants are available, and how can they be used towards a new home build? In this article, we share the […]

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21

Jul

Tips for Victorian First Home Buyers During A Pandemic

If you are a Victorian First Home Buyers and you are considering to put your toe in the water and buy your first home, there are lots of factors to consider from your budget, credit file and even what grants might be available to assist with the purchase of the property.  While you might have […]

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21

Jul

Why Home Buyers Are Smart To Buy Right Now

Buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic offers plenty of benefits to potential buyers. From plenty of home buyer government initiatives, deals from home builders and, for many, more available cash to invest in a property as opposed to spending on travel, the current economic situation provides a range of benefits for smart home buyers […]

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21

Jul

Choose An Experienced Custom Builder For Your Home in Melbourne West

It can be hard to put your finger on what the single most important factors are when choosing custom builders in Melbourne West for your home or an investment property. Whether you’re looking to build as an investment or you are searching for that perfect location to build your forever home, selecting the perfect builder […]

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13

Jul

Melbourne’s Six-Week Corona virus Lock down

Just under a week ago, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Melbourne would undergo a strict six-week lock down to prevent a second wave of corona virus cases within Victoria. To further limit the spread of the virus, authorities also announced the closing of the border between Victoria and New South Wales to further limit the […]

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26

Jun

What To Do When Buying a House?

Buying a house can be one of the most daunting experiences in your life; there are so many factors to consider and ensuring you are carrying out your due diligence is essential. If you are new to the housing market and you are looking to find out what to do when buying a house, we’ve […]

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26

Jun

Cheapest Suburbs To Buy In Melbourne

Are you searching for the cheapest suburbs to buy in Melbourne for your new home? While the price is a major factor in your choice of suburbs in Melbourne, there are also a few other factors to consider when you are selecting the location to put down some roots including lifestyle, convenience, access to shops, […]

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19

Jun

How To Choose A Home Builder ?

Building your dream home can be a challenge; however, selecting a new home builder with the experience, custom designs, and a quality reputation is simple if you know what you’re looking for. In this article, we share tips on how to choose a home builder for your brand new home. What should you look for […]

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19

Jun

Things to Consider When Buying a House

You drive around your ideal neighbourhood and find the perfect house design, but what are the things to consider when buying a house? While the look and feel of your favourite home might be enough for you to sign on the dotted line, there are many things to consider including your budget, location, available grants, […]

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19

Jun

Use The New Homebuyers Grant – It’s The Best Time To Buy A House!

It’s tricky when you’re first in the market to purchase a home to understand when is the best time to buy a house. If you’re buying for the first time, throwing in the First Home Buyers Grant, the property search, legals and all the info that goes with it can leave you with a head […]

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02

Jun

Knockdown Rebuild: The Solution to Your Family Home in Melbourne

Knockdown and rebuild, as it is becoming increasingly popular, allows you or anyone to design a new home by bringing down an already existing structure, to design it to your taste while staying in the area you love, suiting your lifestyle and saving you the stress of relocation. Making a decision for a knockdown and […]

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02

Jun

Tips from an expert Canberra Builder on How to Choose the Right House and Land Package

Choosing the right house and land package within Canberra can be overwhelming, particularly for new home buyers, and there are a range of factors you need to consider ahead of purchasing a house and land package from Canberra builders. If you’re in the market for a new home or house and land package in or […]

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02

Jun

How to Make Your New Home in Canberra Your Forever Home ?

A forever home like the name implies is a home that is intended by the occupant or owner to last him or her a very long while, without plans for relocation and serving the future generation of the family to come. Since this home is meant to last for a very long while, these sorts […]

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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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LATEST NEWS

COVID-19 Stage 4 Restrictions in Victoria

Premier Daniel Andrews has officially announced Stage 4 restrictions within Victoria. Victorians are subject to an overnight curfew, between 8pm and 5am daily, and will...

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Knockdown and Rebuild Your Home With Your Home Buyer Grant!

When you are about to build a new home or jump into the property market for the first time, grants can make that first leap...

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Things To Keep In Mind When Visiting Display Home Villages In Melbourne

When you’re in the market to build a new home, visiting display home villages in Melbourne is a great way to get a feel for...

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