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Timber vs Steel Frames for Home Building

June 20, 2017

When it comes to choosing the right builder for your home, it pays to consider which type of house frame will suit you best. While steel frames are available on the Australian market, they are nowhere near as popular as timber frames. While both timber and steel frames have their pros and cons, we believe…

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What Is a House and Land Package?

June 6, 2017

If you’re thinking of building a new home, you have probably heard the phrase ‘house and land package’. Offering a property and land in one deal, house and land packages are often more affordable than alternative building methods. They can be great options for would-be homeowners, but it is still important to understand exactly what…

Looking for quality & affordable homes? Here is what you should know

May 16, 2017

When it comes to real estate, affordability and quality really can coexist. If you know where to spend and where to save, the result will be a stylish and functional property that is designed and built within your means. A division of Masterton Homes, New Living Homes has been established with the current needs and…

Why Build New?

May 12, 2017

It’s the age old question going around, should you build new or buy an existing home? To settle the debate, we have listed the benefits of building a new home.. It’s your new home that no one has lived in before, no stains on the carpets or dirty marks on the walls! You can choose…

What The 2017 Budget Means for First Home Buyers?

May 10, 2017

One of the main focuses in this year’s budget is providing affordable housing options to first home buyers. What does it mean? It means there is now a better chance for First Home Buyers to enter into the property market. How will it work? First Home Buyers will be able to use voluntary contributions to…

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The Latest and Greatest Home Design Trends in Australia

April 30, 2017

Our homes are more than just where we live – they are a place that we cherish as a retreat from the pressures of modern life. We create a space within our four walls that reflects the identity of our families and our way of living. These sentiments have never been more prevalent than they…

Top Tips and Ideas for Urban Living

April 19, 2017

Urban living is an exciting part of modern life. With innovative home designs, you can create a sanctuary in the Sydney region. New Living Homes now offers the Urban Range, a sophisticated, contemporary collection filled with lifestyle features that suit all kinds of families and inspire innovative investors. The Urban range suits all blocks greater…

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Housing Affordability in Sydney

March 21, 2017

Housing affordability is a hot topic in Sydney, which has been ranked the second most unaffordable major housing market in the world by Demographia’s 13th annual International Housing Affordability Survey. With the median Sydney dwelling price doubling between early 2009 and late 2016 according to CoreLogic, it may not come as a surprise that Sydney…

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Grand Opening of Our New Calderwood Display Home on 11th March

March 6, 2017

New Living Homes are excited for the grand opening of our new Display Home in Calderwood on Saturday the 11th of March! Bring the whole family down for a tour of this wonderful home and enjoy the highlights of the region. Calderwood Valley is a brand new community located on the South Coast. It’s only…

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Buying Your First Home? Read This First

February 17, 2017

Buying your first home is one of the most important and exciting steps you will take and you want to get it right. We all know there is more to the process than just picking out a house we like, but sometimes the details can become overwhelming. Making a checklist of key things to consider…

Top styles for 2017

January 18, 2017

What are the top interior styles for this year? Look out for the following to really add those final wow-factor touches to your new home! 1. Open Plan Living Combining the kitchen, living and dining room for the ultimate entertaining space, decorate the area by adding texture and layers providing both physical and visual comfort…

New Display Home – Calderwood

December 9, 2016

Opening soon! Nestled at the base of the iconic Illawarra escarpment, Calderwood Valley will be designed in harmony with the rolling hills and tree-lined creeks, celebrating the region’s natural beauty and open space. It will sit within the broader Illawarra region with a strong sense of connection to the local community. Just 20 minutes from…