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First Home Buyer

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

Dos and Don’ts for First Home Buyers

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 worst. To...
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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 being...
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Save for Your First Home with These 5 Budgeting Tips

The perils of renting are many; for one thing, it’s expensive. In regional NSW, people spend almost a quarter of everything they earn on rent, move to Sydney and that shoots up to around 40%. That means close to half of the money a Sydneysider earns evaporates, paying for accommodation...
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What ‘Affordable Housing’ Really Means

The growing gap between the money needed to buy a home and household incomes, especially in younger demographics, has led many commentators to declare the dream of homeownership over. The rate of homeownership among Aussies aged 25-34 plummeted between 1982 and 2011 to just 34%. House prices have been outstripping...
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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Home

Building a home should be, and often is, an exciting journey of fulfilling lifelong dreams. However, it needs to be approached carefully to avoid the process becoming a terrifying manifestation of your budget and timeline nightmares! Here are some common problems that can occur when building a home and how...
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Choosing the Right Location for Building Your New Home

Even the most beautiful new home can be ruined by a terrible location. To thoroughly enjoy buying your first home in Sydney, it’s essential to rigorously investigate the location. It can feel overwhelming with so much at stake, but with these helpful guidelines, and a clear idea of what you...
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First Home Checklist

Buying your first home is a big milestone, and the excitement you’ll feel will likely be matched by nerves about the whole process! The good news is that once you’ve purchased your affordable Sydney home, moving can be easy and stress-free if you plan carefully, and follow our tips below....
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Who’s Building Homes in NSW? – Infographics

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What Is a House and Land Package?

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...
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Why Build New?

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...
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What The 2017 Budget Means for First Home Buyers?

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...
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Buying Your First Home? Read This First

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...
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