Whether you’re renovating your current home or building a new property, having the right building contract is essential to ensure everyone understands their rights and responsibilities. Home building contracts come in different forms depending on the size and type of project. It’s important to understand these different building contracts and
In this article I will outline some of the options available when choosing a Builder for your project. Choosing the right builder is one of the most important decisions you will have to make, because the wrong Builder will make your life a nightmare, while the right Builder will be
In this article I will discuss some of the approvals you will need to obtain before you are able to start building that dream renovation. However, if your project is only minor and only internal changes, it might be classified as “Exempt Development” which does not require Approvals. If your
Starting any challenge is always difficult, but none more so than a home renovation. If you aren’t already involved in the industry, immersing yourself in the world of construction can be daunting and difficult. However, by asking the right questions, you can ensure a smooth and successful building journey. The first
In this article I will explore the options available if you want to create a better home for your family. Are there better alternatives than renovation? Can’t face the hassle of renovation? Renovating your home might not be the only solution or even the best solution. If you can’t stand the
Who will I engage to design my dream home? Once you have decided that renovating your home is the right solution for you, you will want to find the best/right person to help you design the most useful, cost effective, and beautiful home renovation. The right person will help you navigate
Australian home prices fell a further 0.7 per cent last month and are now down nearly 7 per cent from their peak, as the downturn extends beyond Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney and Melbourne have still suffered the worst fall over the past year, down 10.4 and 9.1 per cent respectively.
Women across Australia are taking over the reins when it comes to the property market, with findings from Westpac’s annual Home Ownership Report showing women are now significantly more likely than men to be considering a range of housing actionsin the next five years (71% vs men 61%). The research
Housing affordability is improving across most Australian capital cities, helped by recent falls in property values. The Australian Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Affordability Index rose by 0.2% in the March quarter, largely reflecting price declines in Sydney. “Affordability improved in most of Australia’s capital cities during the first three months
Wood waste could become the building material of the future, creating stronger, more watertight homes with a lighter footprint on our environment. Researchers from the National University of Singapore have come up with an innovative way to turn biochar from sawdust into cement, as an alternative use for the large
Need more space at your place? Address: Unit 17, 380 Eastern Valley Way, Roseville NSW 2069. Parking is available on site. When: Tuesday 20th August 7pm If you’re thinking about any large scale renovations, then this workshop is right for you. We’ll take you through the 7 steps required to make
Need more space at your place? Address: Unit 17, 380 Eastern Valley Way, Roseville NSW 2069. Parking available on site. When: Tuesday 18th June 7pm If you’re thinking about extending your home, then it’s imperative that you attend this workshop. You will learn vital information about the 7 steps required to make
Unprecedented investment in road and rail projects across NSW will be taken to the next level, with $55.6 billion allocated across the next four years to invest in transport infrastructure, easing congestion and keeping the community moving. This includes $32.2 billion for public transport projects and $23.4 billion for road projects. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said this
A new type of concrete is being trialled in Alexandria, Sydney as part of the City of Sydney’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions. In a world-first green road trial, a 15-metre section on Wyndham Street has been replaced with Geopolymer concrete made using industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and
Average household wealth passed the $1 million mark in 2017–18, a rise of 37 per cent compared to just over a decade ago, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report released today. ABS Chief Economist, Bruce Hockman, said in 2017–18, average household wealth was $1.02 million compared to
National dwelling values stabilised in July, with five of the eight capitals recording a slight rise in value. The latest CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index results, released this week, show that nationally, total home values remained unchanged from the previous month. Values in the combined capitals rose by 0.1 per
Thinking of starting your renovation? Book a seat at our Home Extension Workshop for information about the planning and design process, getting approvals, construction, and more. Seats are limited, so book now by completing the form with your details. Roman Pazniewski, our Managing Director, along with a few guests will
The past twenty years have brought many changes to our daily lives, such as the impact of social media, wireless technology, a greater awareness of the fragility of our planet – and even first home purchasing. Research conducted by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has revealed that
Stage three of a contract that will see a second river crossing built between Victoria and New South Wales at Echuca and Moama has been awarded, with construction set to begin in 2020. McConnell Dowell Contractors will undertake the construction works and deliver new bridges over the Murray and Campaspe
According to HIA Chief Economist, Tim Reardon, the cuts to interest rates have more than offset the rise in home prices to ensure an ongoing improvement in housing affordability. HIA’s Affordability Index is calculated for each of the eight capital cities and regional areas on a quarterly basis and takes into account
Home values lifted for the fifth month in a row in November, with all states registering improvement, new figures show. CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index lifted 1.7 per cent over the month, delivering the largest monthly gain since 2003. From its lowest point in June this year, the national dwelling
Need more space at your place? Address: Unit 17, 380 Eastern Valley Way, Roseville NSW 2069. Parking available on site. When: Wednesday 6th May 7pm Thinking of renovating or extending your home? Join us at our renovation and extension workshop, which will give you a broad understanding of Family Home’s process.
Sentiment is solid for a good start to the year 2020, new research suggests. The ANZ/Property Council Survey for the March 2020 quarter shows that strong house price expectations over the next 12 months have offset modest confidence in the economy, to deliver an improved outlook for the property industry.