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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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13

Aug

Which mortgage solution is best for you?

House hunting is one thing. Finding and securing a mortgage is a whole other challenge. How can you be sure that you’ve selected the perfect mortgage? How do you know if your chosen home loan will continue to benefit your family in 5-10 years? The truth is, there is no perfect mortgage. That being said, […]

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13

Aug

Your comprehensive building glossary cheat-sheet

Building a new home involves a whole lot of industry-specific terminology that you may not be familiar with. To help make your life a little easier, we’ve put together a quick building glossary that defines the most common terms. Rock excavation Rock excavation is not always necessary. However, it is important to put aside a […]

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13

Aug

How to find the perfect home in a great location

On the hunt for that perfect property? One of the most crucial factors to consider is location. In this article, we’ll share our top three tips to ensure you buy in a great location. Let’s get started. 1. Consider your personal circumstances There is no one-size-fits-all location. Your unique circumstances will have a significant influence […]

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13

Aug

Creating a financial plan that will help you buy a home

Buying your first property is an exciting prospect. But, before you can get there you need to establish the financial foundations that make it possible to achieve your big purchase. As a result, it’s necessary to create a savings plan that’ll bring you closer to your home ownership goals. The benefits of creating a savings […]

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13

Aug

From purchased to rented: tips for a first-time landlord

Are you a first-time landlord who has just secured your first rental property? Congratulations! Before you start looking for a tenant though, there are a few things to consider. Understanding your obligations and responsibilities will ensure both you and your new tenant are happy. Property manager vs. private rental First, you’ll need to decide whether […]

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13

Aug

How to improve your mortgage approval odds

Applying for a mortgage in the next year or two? There are a number of steps you can start taking now to improve your financial position for when the time comes to apply. Proving to your bank or lender that you have a good financial track record could help to speed things up when you’re […]

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13

Aug

8 tips to ensure a smooth move into your new home

Moving into a brand-new home is an exciting time in anyone’s life. However, there are several things that are often overlooked until the time has come to move in. We’ve rounded up eight things to consider before moving in so you can avoid any unexpected surprises. 1. Organise a removalist Organising a good removalist company […]

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13

Aug

Circumstances change, is your loan still serving you?

Once you secure a mortgage loan, it can be tempting to ‘set and forget’ it. However, it pays to evaluate and shop around regularly, especially if your circumstances change. This is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make, so it’s important to ensure you get, and keep getting, the best rates possible for the […]

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13

Aug

Reasons to make landscaping a priority

Landscaping, or a lack thereof, can really make or break a home’s appearance. The good news is, it doesn’t take much to transform a home’s appearance thanks to a few carefully considered ornamental features and plants. Depending on the look you’re after and your budget, landscaping can also encompass larger alterations such as adding lawn, […]

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13

Aug

Are you prepared for building your new home?

When it comes to building a new home, the key to a smooth experience lies in preparation. Before embarking on your exciting project, you’ll need to consider a few aspects to ensure you’re fully prepared for the journey ahead. From the legal side of things through to the financial aspects, here are some points for […]

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13

Aug

Mortgage applications: a step-by-step guide

Buying a new property is an exciting time. Whether it’s your first, second, or even third property, you’re about to embark on a new adventure. In order to make that property yours though, you’ll likely need to go through the mortgage application process to secure finances. To make the process a little easier, we’ve compiled […]

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13

Aug

Large block? Consider a subdivision

If you own a large block of land and want to increase your wealth, consider a subdivision. Subdivisions are an excellent way to turn vacant and unused spaces into profitable areas of property. Even if you don’t sell the properties, you’ll build a strong portfolio for when you retire or have the option of renting […]

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13

Aug

Townhouses Vs. Free-standing Homes

Whether you’re buying your first property or downsizing from an existing home, you’re likely to face the decision of what style of housing to purchase. Ultimately, the dwelling you settle on will determine the lifestyle you enjoy for years to come. When you understand the benefits between townhouses and free-standing homes, you can make a […]

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13

Aug

A guide to guarantor loans

When the prospect of buying your first home is on the horizon, few feelings are more deflating than realising you might need a guarantor… But, this option could be your key to entering the property market sooner. Your guarantor is someone who will co-sign your loan and become legally responsible for meeting mortgage payments if […]

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13

Aug

Best suburbs for millennials to buy a first home

When you’re looking to buy your first home in the Canberra area, pouring through the suburbs can feel confusing. While each has its attributes, how do you know whether it’ll be right for you in the long term? Fortunately, we have prepared a guide on which suburbs are best for your first home. What makes […]

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13

Aug

Must-have indoor plants to add this season

When it comes to decorating your home, few items deliver as many benefits as adding some indoor plants. Some of the must-have indoor plants will also have a positive effect on your health, especially if they enhance air quality. Aesthetically, they can give any room a natural feel. We’ve prepared a collection of must-have indoor […]

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13

Aug

First Home Buyers 101: Getting a mortgage

When you’re about to buy your first home, every stage of your decision-making process can feel fraught with anxieties. From how much of a deposit you’ll need, to trying to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Sadly, much of this misinformation may deter you from buying your first property. […]

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13

Aug

The first real local builders to use Truecore steel in the Canberra region

We are excited to announce that Achieve Homes is the first independent, local builder in Canberra to use a TRUECORE® steel frame in the construction of a house. To give our customers greater peace of mind and contributing to our 30-year structural guarantee, a house frame made from TRUECORE® steel will be offered to all Achieve Homes customers […]

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13

Aug

Benefits of buying or building in a new suburb

Looking to buy or build a home? It’s worth considering making your next property move in a new suburb. Why? Let’s take a look at just a few of the benefits of buying or building in a new suburb. Affordability A high demand and limited supply in inner-city regions has driven government planners to find […]

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13

Aug

Buying and selling close to the festive season

Purchasing or selling a home is a fantastic way to kick-start the new year… But that’s not the only reason to engage in the property market during the festive season. There are many reasons buyers and sellers look to take action around this busy time of year. The key is to ensure you are equipped […]

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13

Aug

6 tips for easy entertaining this holiday season

You’ve just moved into your new home. Congratulations! The holiday season is the perfect time to show off your new pad to your friends and family. If you plan to host Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve celebrations, here are six tips to keep you and your guests happy, and your stunning new property clean and […]

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13

Aug

Eligibility for First Home Owners Grant as an investor

Investing in property is a fantastic step towards building and holding wealth. But, what does it mean for your First Home Owners Grant eligibility if you decide to buy a home for yourself later down the track? The answer to this question depends on where in Australia you live. In this article, we’ll cover NSW […]

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13

Aug

Finding the best suburb to buy an investment property

If building your wealth by investing in property is one of your 2019 goals, it’s time to research potential properties – and locations. In this article, we’ll share a few tips for selecting the perfect suburb to buy an investment property in. Remember, the location should really be your number one priority when exploring the […]

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13

Aug

Why you should consider a house and land package

Looking to buy a new property? Have you been scouring the market but just can’t find that perfect home or location? Well, there is an alternative option that’s worth considering: a house and land package. In this article, we’ll quickly cover some of the top benefits of opting for a house and land package over […]

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13

Aug

New year, new property?

The new year is a time for new beginnings. Many of us use the new year to set life, love, or career goals and feel inspired to make significant changes. If building a property – or at least saving for one – is on your list of new year’s resolutions, here are a few tips […]

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13

Aug

How much time should you allow to buy a home?

The property market has been in growth-mode for some time now, making it difficult for the average Aussie to imagine themselves buying a home any time soon. The good news is, with a little willpower and a lot of patience, owning a home is a realistic prospect. In this article, we’ll share a few requirements, […]

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13

Aug

Compromises and the importance of enjoying where you live

Your property needs will shift and change as you move through different stages of life. When purchasing a new home, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of various compromises, and how these benefits and disadvantages will evolve over time. Finding the right property and location for your household If you’re on the hunt […]

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13

Aug

Achieve Homes wins Professional Medium Builder of the Year

Achieve Homes are proud to have taken home two wins at the Housing Industry Association ACT/NSW Awards. These awards recognise the best in Australian housing and residential builders across the ACT and surrounding regions, and we are so honoured to have been recognised for all our hard work. We were the winners of the professional […]

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13

Aug

Preparing for an inspection: what you should know

Preparing your home for sale can be daunting. And, one of the vital aspects of the selling process is open house inspections. In this article, we’ll share a few tips you can follow to prepare your home for an inspection to ensure your property leaves a fantastic impression on potential buyers. Let’s get started. The […]

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13

Aug

How regular maintenance can extend the life of your home

Homes are subject to normal, everyday wear and tear. However, taking some preventative measures to regularly maintain your property can help prolong its life and boost its value. If you’re a new homeowner, use the tips in this article to help preserve your property, and enjoy a comfortable living environment for many years to come. […]

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13

Aug

When is the right time to consider refinancing your home?

Refinancing your home loan can be a strategic move that gives you more financial freedom. However, before you jump in and kick-start the process, it’s vital to properly research the options and consider your unique circumstances. What is refinancing? Put simply, refinancing takes existing debt – such as your home loan, personal loans, and credit […]

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13

Aug

Accommodating a growing family

Expecting a new addition to the family? Congratulations! Welcoming a new baby is an incredibly exciting time, and we’re sure you are overjoyed. The thing is, in addition to all the anticipation, you may have some worries on your mind – maternity leave, financial stresses, and maybe a hefty mortgage, to name just a few. […]

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13

Aug

Taking the first steps to downsize your home

Downsizing your home can be an emotional process. It’s a significant – and symbolic – change that brings up feelings of loss or sadness. But, it’s important to view downsizing in a positive light, to take the opportunity to build the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of having. In this article, we’ll share a few tips […]

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13

Aug

Why Ginninderry is such a unique suburb

Close to city life but rooted in nature, Ginninderry is a unique location. The area begins near north-western suburbs Holt and Macgregor, stretching across the ACT/NSW border to part of the Yass Valley with the Murrumbidgee River on one side and Ginninderra Creek on the other. If you are considering moving to a newer suburb, […]

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13

Aug

Bathroom colour palettes we’re loving right now

So, you’re in the process of building your dream home and are starting to think about colour schemes. Should you go bold and bright? Pattern-crazy? Or all out stark white minimalistic? Choosing a colour palette can be daunting, least of all because you are deciding how your home is going to look for the foreseeable […]

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13

Aug

Welcome winter with these warm styling tips

You may be dreading the colder months but fear not, the right styling can change the whole atmosphere of your home and get you through the cool change. These winter styling tips will transform your home into a warm and cosy space that might just save you some dollars off your energy bill too.   […]

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13

Aug

Understanding your borrowing power

A lot of terms get thrown at you when you’re buying a house. You’ve probably heard of borrowing power while looking into home loans, but what exactly is it? Sadly, it’s not a superpower you magically gain when you find your dream home. Borrowing power is an assessment used by banks and lenders to determine […]

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13

Aug

Smart Homes: The Homes of the Future

It started with Siri on your phone, but now smart technology has taken over the home. While it may sound a little Space Odyssey/HAL 9000, smart homes are the way of the future. The main aim of smart technology is to make life a little easier. Think remotely controlling everything from your clocks and lights […]

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13

Aug

How Do You Find A Reliable Builder In Canberra?

Building a home in Canberra is a job for a professional and reliable builder. However, building a home isn’t just about the construction. It’s about creating something you truly desire and building your dream. Therefore, your research is crucial when it comes to finding a reliable builder. Following are some tips to consider when choosing […]

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13

Aug

Can I design my own house with a house and land package in Canberra?

What Is A House And Land Package? A house and land packages in Canberra is where a block of property is purchased from a developer or builder along with a house design for that specific block of property. From there, that specific home is built on that piece of land. Some developers may have already […]

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13

Aug

The apps you need for your home

Let’s face it: we’re in a tech-driven world. If there’s something you need, there’s probably an app or platform for it. Got a decorating dilemma? What feels like a mountain of a maintenance problems? We’ve saved you the trouble of reading countless reviews and trawling the App Store with a roundup of some of the […]

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13

Aug

Growing your own fruit and vegetables

Ever heard the phrase “we are only four days from anarchy”? It’s an extreme way to say that most grocery stores would be empty in four days if traditional supply chains were shut down. Before you start scrambling to create your own doomsday bunker, consider growing your own fruit and vegetables. Being self-sufficient doesn’t require […]

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13

Aug

Should You Build A New House or Buy An Existing Home In Canberra?

We all need a place to call home in Canberra. When the time comes to get a suitable place to live, there is usually a big decision to be made. This decision involves whether to build a new home or to buy an existing property. On face value, this may seem like an easy decision. […]

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13

Aug

How To Find The Best Home and Interior Designers In Canberra

If you are looking to spice up or improve the look of a specific room in your house or even the entire house altogether, you need to hire a professional home designer to get the job done right. Your home is a huge investment and making it a suitable, appealing and comfortable space for living […]

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