January 2015

Money Saving Tips for New Home Buyers

Finding an existing home that comes with all the things that you would want and need in a home can be quite a challenge. If you have very particular requirements, building a home from the ground up will be the more cost-effective way to achieve them. Then again, it can be easy for your budget to spiral out of control if you don’t rein in the costs, or allow them to keep piling on. Here are some money-saving tips to make your new home construction work well within your estimates and resources.

Find a great builder

An effective and reliable builder will give you the comfort of knowing that your home will be built and managed by a team of professionals who are familiar with the complexities of homebuilding and know the solutions for every troublesome issue that may come up. It’s important that you put in the necessary amount of research to find the professional builder that will work best for your needs. Read online reviews. Ask family and friends for recommendation. Be exhaustive in your research.


Tips for First-time Home Buyers

Owning a home for the very first time is an exciting endeavour for anyone. This process may prove lengthy and challenging, however, without the proper mindset and knowhow. To ensure a favourable outcome, here are a few things to keep in mind.
First, determine what type of home would best suit your needs. There are a number of options available, from a traditional home, to a townhouse, to a condo. Choose one that meets your homeownership goals. If you’d like to have a home built from scratch, though, it pays to find an established builder known for the quality of their work and design capabilities.


Essential Features of a Family-friendly Home

Starting a family can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding phases of your life. Since you’ll all be under one roof for a long time, it makes sense to make your abode highly conducive to family living. Here are the essential features of a family-friendly home.
A nursery in the master’s bedroom
Aside from the ability to monitor your young ones, placing the nursery in your bedroom provides you time to design your child’s room based on his or her personality. When your child is finally old enough to sleep alone, you can convert the space into a study area.


The Principles and Advantages of Passive Design

Heat waves and mini heat waves are getting more common in Perth. In fact, there have been days when temperatures soared past 40-degrees. As a result, homeowners are finding it more challenging to keep their home comfortable (and keep energy bills in check to boot.)

If you will be moving to a new home or building one, consider passive design. Essentially, this architectural trend aims to help maintain a comfortable home temperature through the strategic construction and style of the home. Aside from helping the occupants of the home stay cool amid a warm climate, passive design can also help reduce the need for aggressive auxiliary heating and cooling and contribute to lessening your energy costs.


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