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Most every couple dreams of owning their own home-a home they can raise their family in. But when you are planning that perfect dream house, there are several features you might overlook-things you haven’t thought about when it comes to making things as safe and secure for your little ones as possible. If you’re commencing the building process, here are some things to consider and discuss with your builder to ...

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Reasons for renovating your home fall into two basic categories: the first is renovating to upgrade the look, design, functionality or long term value of your home (renovating to stay). The other reason for renovating would be to upgrade the value of your home so that it might be sold for a higher price than its current value (renovating to sell). Whatever your reasons, renovating a home has plenty of ...

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First Home Owners comprise around twenty per cent of the new home market. This means that each year of the 20,000 new dwellings constructed each year, around 4,000 will be built by new homebuyers. Master Builders’ Association advice to homebuyers who are going through the building process for the first time is as follows: • Make sure you use a registered builder for your new home, and preferably a Master Builder member ...

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Many builders have an “in-house” design team that will draw up your building plans as a service to a client. However, ownership of the plans will remain with the builder, and you will be locked in to that builder if you wish to use that design. For one-off designs, consumers can choose architects or draftpeople/designers. The choice can be a difficult one. It has been suggested that architects are more ...

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Know the rules First, it helps if you can find out the requirements for homes at your chosen location. You can do this by checking with your builder and with the local council. If you’re buying into an estate there may also be additional requirements made by the developer that you need to follow. These requirements can cover a range of different things including types of building materials, façade style, ...

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