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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

How Landlords Can Make A Great House Listing

How Landlords Can Make A Great House Listing

If you have an investment property, tenant occupancy is a big deal. Just like a business owner, you have an opportunity for a substantial amount of income that can steer you toward great success. However, if you don’t market your house correctly, you could be losing potential tenants to other...
10 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Smaller

10 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Smaller

Whether you’ve just been handed the keys to your new house or are thinking of redecorating your existing home, there are some key design guidelines that experts recommend you stick to – just ask any interior designer. Of course, there are no indefinite rules, after all, your home is your...

Why Upgrade Packages Are A Smart Choice For New Home Owners

You’ve probably heard it all before when shopping for a new home – budget-friendly promotions, bundles and packages. Builders will try to sell you what they consider to be an upgrade that you and your family will appreciate. But is it actually worth it? We’ll give you the honest answer:...
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How To Create An Impressive Guest Bedroom

One of the best things about building a new home is that you can pick a floor plan that suits you and your lifestyle. If you know that you’re likely to host guests from out of town or have extended family members come to stay from time to time, allowing...
What Is BASIX & Why Is It Important

What Is BASIX & Why Is It Important?

If you’re building a home for the first time, you might hear a few unfamiliar words thrown around and one of them might be BASIX. What should you know about it and why is associated with your new build? Don’t stress, you’re not expected to know everything from the get-go...

Tips On Picking the Right Colour Scheme For Your Home

Unless you’re an interior designer, an artist or someone creative of the like, the likelihood of you knowing exactly which colour scheme you want for your new home from the get-go is slim. The choices are overwhelming and can get confusing. The last thing you want is to receive your...

How to Organise Your Pantry

Practising self-isolation can get a bit boring when you’re twiddling your thumbs and wondering what to do next. The obvious answer (after movies and board games) is a productive task list of spring-cleaning. While it is a definite time killer and will make you feel better at completion, it’s a...
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...
What does New Living Mean

What does New Living Mean?

Life has been happening for a while. Billions of years in fact. Humans have been living for tens of thousands of years, on this continent and globally, and it might be a stretch to try to imagine how life is fundamentally any different to what it has been all along....
reate a Sanctuary in your Home

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...
Guide to Selecting the Right Home Loan

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, you are...
Building a Home Versus Buying an Existing Home

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  - here’s why. Location...
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