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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

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...
What does your home say about you

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 house is...
Have a Blueprint for your New Home

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 what we...
Security Essentials for your Home

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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Home Design Ideas to Keep You Cool

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...
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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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Hot Garden Trends for 2017-2018

Tired of your garden but not sure what direction to take it in next? Maybe you are creating a garden from scratch but aren’t crystal clear of your dream design? Whatever the case, our rundown of hot garden trends for 2017-2018 will get you inspired to green up your thumbs...
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