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From financing to final lockup: 3 things you need to know about building your first home

Building a house for the first time is incredibly exciting, but it can also be a daunting experience. As a first-time home builder, you’ll want to know everything from financing to choosing your house plans, and what to expect when working with a builder – before you actually start building. Here are our top 3 tips to know when building your first home.  1. Get your finances in ...

How much will my home cost?

Knowing how much a new house will cost can be like trying to figure out the weather – sure they say it’s looking like sunshine, but actually there’s a storm brewing right around the corner. With potential hidden costs and the fees you may not know about, it’s become increasingly difficult to nail down a house budget, especially for first-time home builders. Here’s everything y ...

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The best sized homes for resale

If you’re building a new home for investment, or contemplating options for the future of your family home, you may be wondering what size home is best for resale. There are many factors to consider when it comes to house valuation including land size, house plans and location – although there are some market trends for homes in the Bundaberg region. Here’s our guide on the be ...

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How to tell if a shipping container home is right for you

Have you ever seen an ad for a portable home on wheels, or an eco-friendly tiny house? If you’ve watched alternate home videos, chances are you’ve come across houses built from shipping containers. Touted as a cheap alternative to building a traditional house, these modular homes are becoming more and more common. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be? How do you ...

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Colour selection for the home

Choosing the right colour palette for your home can be the difference between feeling homey or out of place. Here’s our how to guide on how to select the right colours for your home, with expert tips to choose the perfect hues for you.

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Stages of Building a House

Unless you’ve built a home before, you’re probably unfamiliar with the different stages of building a house. Understanding the different stages of construction will help you to follow the build timeframe and what to expect along the way.

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The ultimate glossary of terms about home building

When you’re building a new home it’s easy to get lost with the language builder’s use. Learn about the terms used in the building industry.

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