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Knockdown and rebuild

Out with the old and in with the new There are many advantages of demolishing your home and rebuilding a new home on the same site. Of course you will have the benefits of keeping your address, staying near your kids’ school and your local shops, but you’ll also have an amazing new home without… Read more »

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2018 Regional Telethon Home

WA Country Builders continue their long association with Telethon, building the 13thRegional Telethon Home in support of the children of Western Australia.

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2018 Metropolitan Telethon Home

Enjoying the leafy surrounds of the foothills whilst still being connected to the city will become a reality for the winning bidder of this year’s New Level Telethon Home at Satterley’s The Hales Estate, the chosen location of this year’s home.

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2017 Metropolitan Telethon Home

This year’s Metropolitan Telethon Home has been built by In-Vogue for the twelfth consecutive year. Satterley Property Group and Ocean Springs Estate, along with Eden Beach Estate’s other development partners have generously donated the 423sqm block, with In-Vogue again building a stunning two-storey home.

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Introducing the 2017 Regional Telethon Home

WA Country Builders are excited to announce the 2017 Regional Telethon home is currently under construction in Busselton. This year’s home is located on a stunning canal block at Busselton’s Newport Geographe Estate. Aigle Royal Developments have generously donated the site and are very excited to work with WA Country Builders on promoting their beautiful… Read more »

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2016 Eden Beach Telethon Home sells for $750, 000

A father and daughter are the proud new owners of the 2016 Eden Beach Telethon Home by In-Vogue at Eden Beach Estate, Jindalee.

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2016 Metropolitan Telethon Home

This year’s Metropolitan Telethon Home has been built by In-Vogue for the eleventh consecutive year. Satterley, Ocean Springs Pty Ltd, the Housing Authority and other development partners Eden Beach have generously donated the prize 537 sqm block.

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Perth, different is here!

Residential Attitudes, are making a movement in the Perth housing market, A movement away from lifeless homes with floor plans that ultimately all contain similar, predictable layouts. You won’t find vanilla 4 x 2 homes crammed with useless small rooms. Instead, the homes are designed around the mantra of Quality Of Space Over Quantity Of… Read more »

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Tree Change: Why make the move?

What is the tree change? A ‘tree change’ is a term used to describe the move from city living to a more rural/country setting. Those looking to leave the hustle and bustle of the city often find them selves packing up their homes and buying or building a house in the outer suburbs. A tree… Read more »

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What’s your new home style?

Are you mad about Mid-Century Modern? Do you hanker after a Hamptons-style home? Could Urban Prairie or Coastal Plantation be your thing? Oswald Homes has launched a series of style guides to help clients hone in on the finer detail of eight key looks, from cool Contemporary and classic Georgian, to edgy Industrial and romantic… Read more »

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What’s New in Two Storeys?

One of the big trends in two-storey homes at the moment is the need to get a lot of house on not a lot of land, without having to spend mega-bucks to do it. Driven by shrinking block sizes, including newly subdivided sites close to the city, as well as compact suburban blocks in Perth’s… Read more »

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How long will my new home take to build?

The question on the top of many new homeowners mind is – How long will it take to build my new home? When you’re building a home from scratch, there are many variables to consider. Part of the fun of building a new home is that you can customise your home, right? These customisations can… Read more »

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How to avoid hidden costs

Building your new dream home is an exciting and emotional experience. Unfortunately with all of the promotions and offers, new products, varied specifications and so on it can be hard to determine any hidden costs which can drive every new home builders fear of going over budget. Knowing exactly what you are paying for will… Read more »

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The art of viewing a display home

Visiting display homes is crucial in the home building process. Seeing a design come to life is the best way of visualising how you will interact with the floor plan and it allows you to see craftsmanship quality and features up close. We understand that viewing a display home can be time consuming and you’ll… Read more »

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If I could build my house again …

I think we can all agree that we have made purchases which we regret. Whether it is spending too much on something we cannot afford or spending too little on something we’ll quickly outgrow can cost dearly. Not only does it hurt our wallet, it also wastes our time. But what if the regretful investment… Read more »

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Are siteworks a rip off?

You’ve heard the stories. The house design. Perfect. The house price, spot on. The site works. A lot more than expected. Wait. What? What are these site works? And why am I paying this much for dirt to be pushed around on my block? You wouldn’t be alone and yes, the cost of site works… Read more »

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What to look for in a home builder

Choosing a home builder can be an overwhelming process. We understand that you require a builder who will conduct themselves professionally and produce an exceptional standard of work. We want you to value for your money and we are here to help you protect your home, and pocket. To help you in your search for… Read more »

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Home orientation: North or South facing?

There are many things to consider when building a home – location, block size, type of home, layout of the home etc. We could go on and on but instead here’s another one for you – Home orientation. Does it matter what direction your new home is facing? Is this a priority for you? We… Read more »

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What home design best suits your lifestyle?

Choosing your future home design can often be a daunting process. Have a read through the following five points we feel can help to determine which design will best suit your lifestyle. Decide what size home best suits your family. Choosing the right floor plan begins by deciding what size house best suits your family…. Read more »

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Types of bank loans

With an array of choices from different lending institutions, how are you meant to be sure that you are picking the right loan with the best features for your needs? Here is a brief description of some of the loans that are available; Fixed Loans This type of loan, as the title suggests has a… Read more »

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How to care for your home in winter

A few things to think about when it comes to preparing your home for the wet weather. Reverse your ceiling fans. This will create an updraft and push heated air down into the room.This is especially helpful in rooms with high ceilings, and it might even allow you to turn down your heater and save… Read more »

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What is a smart home?

What is a Smart Wiring? You have probably come across the term before, but what does Smart Wiring actually mean and why is it beneficial to you? If you are looking to build or are currently building, listen up! Basically a smart wired home has a comprehensive wiring installation with cabling for speakers, phones, faxes,… Read more »