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From the style of the season right through to what to expect when you are building, we cover a range of topics in this blog, updated weekly. Keep up to date with the latest news, views and happenings at New Living Homes

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Why would I Invest in a Modern New Home?

July 10, 2019

Why would I Invest in a Modern New Home? Property and houses are expensive at the best of times. Indeed for many people buying a house is the single largest monetary investment they will ever make. Assuming a steady income, the larger the purchase, the larger the debt and the longer it will take to…

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Create a Sanctuary in your Home

June 26, 2019

Create a Sanctuary in your Home Building sanctuaries in the home is important. Indeed, we should aim to make our entire homes sanctuaries and safe places for us to rest, relax and recuperate. But home life can be busy too, and with so many people choosing to work from home and  with that space also…

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Interior Design School for Your Home

June 12, 2019

Interior Design School for your Home Most of us know what we like but don’t know what it’s called. It’s a tricky catch 22 of design school being something that only designers have been to. All of us are able to walk into a space and know whether or not it appeals to our sense…

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What does your home say about you?

May 29, 2019

What does your Home say about you? It’s a question many home owners find themselves asking. Given all of the personal choices that go into making a house a home, what does your home say about you? Cleanliness is Next to Godliness A better way to understand this age old quote is that a clean…

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Guide to Selecting the Right Home Loan

May 15, 2019

Guide to Selecting the Right Home loan Home loans are an important part of buying a house. Some people might even say that getting the right home loan is even more important than getting the right property! Unless you are one of the tiny proportion of people who can afford to buy a house outright,…

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Building a Home Versus Buying an Existing Home

May 8, 2019

Building a Home versus Buying an Existing Home It’s an argument that seems to go around without any end in sight. It can be easy to think buying an existing house is the easier option, but there are numerous downsides to this approach. Building a house also has its drawbacks, but many substantial advantages  –…

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Have a Blueprint for your New Home

May 1, 2019

Have a Blueprint for your new Home Whether you are thinking about buying an old house or a new house, it helps to have a picture of the house you want to live in first. Because every human is unique it isn’t unreasonable to assume that we’re all going to have our own ideas about…

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Dos and Don’ts for First Home Buyers

April 24, 2019

Dos and Don’ts for First Home Buyers Buying your first house can be extremely stressful. It is probably the biggest financial commitment you have ever made and will play a big role in determining your quality of life over the coming years. It could be the best decision you ever make, or one of the…

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Security Essentials for your Home

April 17, 2019

Security Essentials for your Home The threat of break-ins and home invasions is enough to keep anyone up at night. Thankfully, in Australia the reality of the likelihood of these kinds of occurrences is extremely low and falling but nonetheless it is advisable to make your home secure. Realistically, if someone is skilled and desperate…

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7 Creative and Fun DIY Projects for your Home

April 11, 2019

7 Creative and Fun DIY Projects for your Home There is no better way to inject some personality into your home than by putting your hands to work building craft projects. Everyone can make art and it is a great to learn and practice new skills in collaboration with friends and family. In this article…

Home Design Ideas to Keep You Cool

January 29, 2018

The world keeps getting warmer and, with sustainability more important than ever, simply building bigger air conditioning units isn’t a good solution. Luckily, there are many ways you can keep your home cool by making smart decisions during the design or renovation process. What’s Your Home’s Orientation? If you’re building a new house, you are…

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Taking Your Kitchen Design to the Next Level

January 8, 2018

The kitchen is the centre of most homes, whether you’re cooking your family dinner, entertaining friends with drinks and snacks, or enjoying testing a new recipe on your own. The modern kitchen, when well-designed, serves the same function that the hearth or campfire did in ancient times. It is a functional space that is also…

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