Wednesday, April 30, 2014
We are very happy with our new Berstan home. All our friends and family love our new home and are envious.
Sonja & Brett S.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
There are many factors you need to take into consideration when purchasing a vacant block of land for your new home.
Firstly check out the neighbourhood, speak to your future neighbours and get their opinion on the area. Also buying land in an area your familiar with, the closer you are to a main city; generally it means the land value is higher.
Size, shape and orientation
Your block’s exposure to the sun, wind and rain can affect yourread more
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Is your home old and run down? Have you outgrown the style of your house? Like your neighbourhood but not your house?
Have you ever considered demolishing your existing house to build a brand new dream home? It gives you the satisfaction of having something new and not previously owned.
A knock down and rebuild also allows you to build a new home as you like it, a new design which can include all your family's needs and wants. Manyread more
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
There are many horror stories and the worst part about it most are true!
You only need to go onto forum sites to see were the problems are and the same names keep popping up.
I talk to many potential clients every day and some of the stories I hear are hard to believe.
A client came to me about building her new home in Wollert where her sister had built with a major Melbourne new home building company.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
An owner-builder allows you to be in control, manage sub-contractors and if you plan on using your own skills to build, renovate or extend your home. There are many responsibilities to take on and don't forget about the risks that may be involved.
By having a builder you will save a lot of time and stress, how you ask? It's simple.
A builder will liaise with your architect/drafts person, sub-contractors and so forth. Builder's must follow strict regulations to ensure theread more
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Dear Paul & Mark,
Very pleased with Paul and the rest of the Berstan team. They have been very responsive to any issues we bring up.
Terry & Sandra Y
Sunday, February 09, 2014
I don’t know how many first home buyers have come to me over the years with intentions of buying
one with the lot.
This can’t wait must have now mentality is proving to be a massive headache for most, creating relationship pressure and unhealthy levels of stress. Over extending financially is one of our concerns for home purchasers’ so at Berstan Homes we start with their budget and calculate backwards from there.
By using this simple method we are ableread more
Sunday, February 09, 2014
This is a selling agents intention to sell more so beware. You must have the largest block of land and of course a house to suit with all the bells and whistles.
Most have little concern as to how you will manage to meet the monthly mortgage payments. When you are dealing with agents make sure you have done your homework and be clear of mind with home and land requirements.
Pick a plan that suits you and find outread more
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dear Paul, Mark and all the staff at Berstan Homes,
A very big thank you for all your hard work and dedication in completing my new home. As a new home builder I was concerned about all of the horror stories that I heard about building a new home. Picking you as my builders was the best decision I have made. You made the process seamless and stress free.
From the signing of the contracts to the handover of theread more
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Dear Mark, PauI,
I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for my beautiful new home, as a first home buyer I wanted to say how easy you made the process for me. From beginning to end the service I received from everyone at Berstan was both friendly and professional.
P.S. Mark I have told all my friends and family about my new home and the quality that comes with a Berstan home, and I will continueread more
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
I would like to personally thank you for your assistance in constructing our new home. The kids just think it’s marvellous and they have many different ideas already to make their own mark on the place. I must admit some I am a bit concerned about……. Only joking!!
I would like to end with a great BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I would like to say the construction of the house, from the first encounters with you and the signingread more
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
I hope this email find you well, what fantastic weather for father’s day over the weekend and family gatherings.
With the change of government expected over the following weekend and extremely low interest rates we are experiencing strong inquiries.
Strong sales results where shown over the weekend, experienced by most agents and consultants, showing many buyers are aware that now is the perfect time to build a new home.
Most clients are now choosing to lock in interestread more
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A huge thank you to you and Paul for enabling us to move in last week. The house is fabulous.
Thanks so much.
South Morangread more
Friday, July 05, 2013
It has come to my attention there has been many building companies going into liquidation of late. So I did a little investigating and discovered most of the liquidations are marketing companies not builders at all.
These marketing companies often claim to be builders and register their businesses with names that are often very misleading with the use of words such as homes, builders, build etc so beware.
How do they get away with it you may ask?
What they doread more
Monday, June 10, 2013
Many interstate investors are being caught up in buying home and land packages in new Victoria suburbs at inflated prices, with the promise of high rental returns that are just not eventuating leaving them in hot financial water.
A couple of Melbourne based property development and builder affiliated companies are currently involved in this practice. The companies are currently evolved in deliberately inflating there land prices (so there values stack up) with the use of behind the scenes builders rebatesread more
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The foundations for a home are extremely important to get right, with numerous court cases underway in regards to poor under slab works and in some cases no under slab works at all.
How do some builders get away with this, one way is the building companies are involved in the practice of shopping the engineering around till they hear what they want.