News

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 […]

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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 terms you’ll hear throughout the […]

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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 city’s […]

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13

Aug

The Perfect Balance – Mixing old and new!

In the midst of a modern furniture frenzy where trends travel so fast, it’s rightful to splurge on a few key items and keep those with sentimental value. When considering a knockdown rebuild, it helps to know where to draw the line between old and new. First things first, your block is set among an […]

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13

Aug

Watch out for Watson

It’s a stone’s throw from some of Canberra’s seemingly wealthy suburbs including O’Connor, Reid and Turner, though Watson’s draw card has long been its affordability. Just six kilometres from the city centre, a commute soon to be smooth sailing with the introduction of the light rail, Watson could be your foothold into the sought-after district. […]

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13

Aug

Natural Cooling System

It’s time to replace the dreary winter décor with a more vibrant summer look in your home. You’re probably giving it a spring clean, and thinking of news ways to make your house look and feel fresh. Why not try adding a few stylish indoor plants, and how about ones that can reduce your energy […]

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13

Aug

5 reasons people have already bought at Ginninderra Estate

Ginninderra Estate has some exclusive features to offer those looking for a change of scenery. Set your sights on a lifestyle that boasts lush green spaces, fitness trails and ample space to relax and unwind, less than a 15-minute drive away from the vivacity of Canberra’s CBD 1. Green space galore Due to the vast […]

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13

Aug

Tile trends for 2018

Upgrading the tiling in your home is no small decision. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect looking tile, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest tiling trends set to dominate in 2018. Plenty of pattern Inject some boldness into your home with a confident, patterned tile to create a striking kitchen splashback or […]

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13

Aug

Simple alfresco decorating ideas

Silly season is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to celebrate with barbeques and backyard catch-ups with friends and family. If you’re planning to host your family’s Christmas party or New Year’s celebration this year, we’ve highlighted a number of ways you can add a little pizazz to your alfresco area to wow […]

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13

Aug

5 big things we achieved this year

As we come to the end of 2017, the Achieve team can proudly say this is a year we won’t forget. There are many great things we could mention in our wrap up, but we’ve pulled out the five highlights to share with you. Record number of homes completed Next week will see a record […]

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13

Aug

Welcome Ultra Violet into your home

A new year is dawning, and with it, a bold and regal colour will reign supreme. The 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year has been announced, and she’s no shrinking violet. Ultra Violet is set to make a splash across film, television, design and fashion. When it comes to interiors, Ultra Violet can appear as […]

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13

Aug

Lender’s Mortgage Insurance: what is it?

The property market can be a tricky area to get into, especially when you need to save for a large deposit. In this article, we take a closer look at Lender’s Mortgage Insurance; discussing what it is and if you can avoid paying it.     What is Lender’s Mortgage Insurance? Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (or […]

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13

Aug

Find and fund your first home with these useful resources

Technology is a wonderful thing that can make the process of finding and buying your first home significantly easier. We help you take the guesswork out of the home buying process with a list of useful resources to assist you with finding and funding your first home. Budgeting ASIC – MoneySmart Budget Planner Getting your […]

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13

Aug

Saving for your first home? Here’s what to consider

So, you’ve decided you’d like to own your first home. Navigating the buying process can be daunting at first and without some guidance, it can result in some hefty outlays that you didn’t account for! We take a look at some of the important financial components to consider when saving, to ensure all bases are […]

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13

Aug

A guide to sustainable living

The idea of a sustainable life can sometimes seem overwhelming. Am I having a negative impact on the environment? How do I keep my veggie patch alive? But it doesn’t have to be all that hard, if you just switch out some old habits for a few new tricks. At Achieve Homes, we aim to […]

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13

Aug

A bedroom makeover ready for the cooler months

As the leaves start to change colour outside, it is only fitting that the interior of your home transforms to reflect the cooler months to come. Of course, bedrooms are always a cosy escape, but during autumn and winter that warm atmosphere really shines. Luckily, it is easy to make over your bedroom on a […]

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13

Aug

Everything you need to know about First Home Owner Grants

There are a few certain milestones in life that come with a large price tag and purchasing your first home is one of them. Buying your first home is a big decision to make, and it can be equal parts exciting and daunting. If you’re on the hunt for your first property, it pays to […]

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13

Aug

Investing in Property? 6 Tips You Must Know

Ready to get started with property investment? Fantastic. Purchasing an investment property is a reliable way to earn passive income and build your wealth long-term. If you’re new to property investment, the following six tips are an excellent starting point. Let’s get right into it. 1. Set a Realistic Budget Before you purchase an investment […]

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  • Patrick & Sarah / Ginninderra Estate

    We recently caught up with our valued clients, Patrick and Sarah, at their brand new home in Ginninderra Estate. Here's what they had to say...
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  • Chris & Sarah / Holt

    We recently caught up with our valued clients, Chris and Sarah, at their brand new home in Holt. Here's what they had to say of...
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  • Amy & Lewis / Taylor

    Amy and Lewis have just moved into their new home in Taylor. We popped in to see how they were finding their new home.
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  • Kanu / Taylor

    We recently completed a home in Taylor for Kanu. Here's what Kanu had to say about her experience!
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LATEST NEWS

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....

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Our Awards

  • HIA ACT & SOUTHERN NSW REGION AFFORDABLE HOME

  • JUDGES RECOMMENDATION FOR WORK HEALTH & SAFETY

  • HIA ACT & SOUTHERN NSW TOWNHOUSE/VILLA DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – LAWSON

  • HIA (ACT) AFFORDABLE HOUSING

  • HIA (ACT) PROFESSIONAL MEDIUM BUILDER/RENOVATOR

  • MBA (ACT) PROJECT HOMES – LESS THAN $300,000

Achieve Homes is a home building company that has become one of the most trusted builders in the industry operating in Canberra, surrounding NSW region and Melbourne. We have been operating since 2008 and understand what our customers want.

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