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Mel Davies

Things to look out for in your walk-through inspection!

Mel Davies

So the construction of your dream home has finally finished and your builder has booked in an appointment for you to go for a walk-through inspection. Below is a short list of things to look out for during the walk-through inspection.

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11 Questions you should always ask your Builder! Mel Davies

If you have never built a new home before you should not be shy to ask your builder lots of questions. If you don’t ask you will never know and you may regret it later. We have compiled a short list of some fundamental questions you should always ask your builder before signing the building contract.

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How to make your space a beautiful place on a budget! Mel Davies

Have you just spent all your savings on the build and have nothing left to deck out your brand new home? Check out our inexpensive hints and design ideas to help make your space your own on a tight budget. 

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Don't fall for fake base prices and avoid the price hike! Mel Davies

In the words of Donald Trump, its "fake news" and in an era of "fake news", its not hard to believe that there is also an abundant amount of fake base prices in the NSW new home building industry. So what are these allegedly "fake" base prices? 

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Variations worth varying - 5 "must have" variations when building! Mel Davies

Including variations into your build are important. It makes the home that little bit more yours. The key is to not go overboard, so we have come up with some essential variations... definitely worth varying.

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Maintenance and Defects Hints and Tips Mel Davies

Did you know that by law, the Builder must guarantee their work for a period of 6 years for any “major defect” (being defects to a major element of the house) and a period of 2 years for all other defects??

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What is in your HIA Building Contract? Mel Davies

Learn the basics and know what to look out for in your standard HIA building contract with this helpful summary.

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4 Common Floor Plan Mistakes! Mel Davies

Before you give your builder the go ahead, make sure you carefully review your plans both with your builder and with your family members. Any mistakes at this stage can be costly and also inconvenient to live with later on. 

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What is involved in the construction process? Mel Davies

You are building your new home from the ground up but understanding the construction process may be a bit confusing. Knowing what will happen at each stage of building a new home will ease some of the stress. 

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Building on a budget - The “Eventually” List Mel Davies

It's never easy to decide what upgrades you should do now or later. Especially when on a budget. Some things are worth the wait. Check out our "Eventually" List!

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What stamp duty concessions and exemptions are available for new homes in NSW? Mel Davies

Are you a first home buyer or an investor looking to invest in NSW? You could be eligible for an exemption, concession or grant on your stamp duty when buying or building a new home. Find out more here.

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