News

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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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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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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