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Seven steps to financial literacy

New research shows a majority of first homebuyers are financially illiterate. ME Bank found while 70 per cent of 1000 Australian first hombuyers surveyed said they felt confident about making financial decisions, and 50 per cent said they were confident when it came to the property-buying process and related costs, …

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Hamptons meets country homestead | The West Australian

If you thought you knew what a country homestead looked like, then a visit to the Pickering Brook by Plunkett Homes might surprise you. The homebuilder has infused its latest display home with all the glamour and luxury of the Hamptons to offer classic homestead design with a difference. Just …

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‘Home within a home’ for multi-generational living

Characterised by multi-generational functionality and clever zoning, Shelford Quality Homes’ Allegato display – ‘attached’ in English – was named for its abundance of spaces poised to keep the entire family connected under a single roof. Catering for Australia’s love affair with outdoor living, a spacious alfresco measuring 14.4sqm will entertain …

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Homeowners adding to investment through Airbnb

Airbnb has experienced exponential growth in Western Australia, with the state’s listings on the accommodation website increasing by 50 per cent to more than 8000 listings from May 2016 to March 2017. This growth was examined in a recent Curtin University report titled The Impact of Airbnb in Western Australia, …

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Enjoy a mortgage-free start to homeownership

A new Easystart Homes promotion means homebuyers don’t have to pay a cent for the first six months they spend living in their new home. Under the Live Mortgage Free for Six Months promotion, the builder is covering homebuyers’ mortgage repayments for the first half-year. “We’ll pay your mortgage so …

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The bold and the beautiful

Inspired by one of the most picturesque and peaceful Mediterranean islands in Italy’s south, The Capri by Aussie Living Homes is a glamour-filled display noted for its practical layout. “Just like Capri, we wanted to showcase a home that was bold and beautiful,” Aussie Living Homes Sales and Marketing Manager …

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A reputation to be proud of

Word of mouth can count for a lot in the country and doing the right thing by each client will ensure they become your best advocate. That’s according to Ross Squire Homes General Manager Steve Grehan, who said the 37-year-old builder, which specialised in framed homes across rural Western Australia, …

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Greatness in the Great Southern

The winners of the 2018 HIA Great Southern Housing Awards were announced on Saturday August 11 in Albany. The event was well attend by HIA members, local residential building industry representatives, manufacturers and suppliers. The awards recognise and celebrate the best of the residential building industry in the Great Southern …

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Pool transformation serves up an ace

Out with the old and in with the new. As the standout feature in a Hamptons-style renovation, this award-winning pool replaced an ageing tennis court and once again turned a Rossmoyne backyard into an area enjoyed by the whole family. Taking out the gold medal in the Residential Fibre Glass …

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Family focus at South Perth

Built as a space to entertain an ever-growing clan of grandkids, this entertainer’s pool and outdoor area by Signature Custom Homes at Ranelagh Crescent, South Perth is a riverside wonder. The pool was designed to work with the ground level as a whole, creating a sanctuary for pure entertainment which …

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