Tips for building a new home

Outdoor Living Gas

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We are finding an increasing number of our clients are requesting a gas point be included to their Alfresco areas. This is a great idea to include a gas point instead of relying on gas bottles. The savings are worth thinking about as well as the convenience. 
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Simple ways of saving in winter

Mark Bryson - Thursday, July 02, 2015

Many home owners have doors open in their homes to rooms they don't use so an easy way of saving some serious money is to close the doors to these rooms. 
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Jet Master gas fires

Mark Bryson - Monday, June 29, 2015

Berstan Homes uses and recommends Jet Master gas fires in all their homes.
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Use the sun in winter

Mark Bryson - Friday, June 26, 2015

A simple way of warming your home without any expense is simply open your blinds or curtains up when the sun is shining. 
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Super Investment

Mark Bryson - Friday, June 12, 2015

With a massive increase in SMSF (self-managed superannuation fund) property is turning out to be a more certain investment for many SMSF managers than shares and relying on interest rates for any growth of their funds. 
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First home buyer's advice 12

Mark Bryson - Thursday, May 14, 2015

Beware of the display home styling! Don't get lost in the styling of the display homes, most have hired furniture of the best quality and been styled by interior designers.  
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First home buyer's advice 11

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Beware of the display home hype! With so many display homes around it is very easy to get sucked into the hype associated with them. Most of the major builders don't have any smaller homes on display and are only able to show you through their 30 square singles plus massive double stories.  
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First home buyer's advice 10

Mark Bryson - Thursday, May 07, 2015

With so many new home builders in the market, choosing your builder can be very difficult. The founder of Berstan Homes Stan Bryson built his first home in 1955 so as a company we have seen many changes in the home building industry. 
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First home buyer's advice 9

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, May 05, 2015

With so many new estates around the outer suburbs there is plenty of competition between the land agents for your custom. This can lead to numerous problems due to many agents being focussed on their bottom line.  
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First home buyer's advice 8

Mark Bryson - Friday, May 01, 2015

When looking for your builder, make sure you are not just dealing with a marketing company and they are real builders. Currently in Melbourne and around the country there are many marketing companies masquerading as builders. This is a major problem the industry has at the moment and the practice should be banned.  
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