Friday, November 28, 2014
Many people feel they can save a small fortune doing all the pre building permit works themselves. First mistake they make is to choose a team of the cheapest service providers they can find. This is a practice that is fought with difficulties and in the long run very expensive.
Let me explain why by choosing the cheapest consultants you are getting what you pay for, in most cases poor advice and plans with very limited detail. The cheapest consultantsread more
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Once known as the wrong side of town Heidelberg is becoming a very popular suburb for knock down rebuilds with savvy investors and home owners alike. Heidelberg is appealing due to its close proximity to the CBD being only 12kms away.
Heidelberg also has its own major shopping centre in Northlands with own cinema complex with fifteen screens, Kmart, Myer, Lincraft, numerous foods courts and a total of 330 speciality shops, 4800 plus car parking spaces.
Established in 1966 the Northland Shoppingread more
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Many more couples across Melbourne are looking at a knock down rebuild solutions to solve the home finding problems. Everybody is different and families are the same they all require different styles of homes and this is where the problems begin. Finding the suburb is easy enough the problem is finding a home that works for your family. The inner suburbs of Melbourne are full of old style homes with very little to offer the modern family with their design.read more
Friday, November 21, 2014
I visited a client last weekend in Rosanna and they had an interesting situation. The home they owned in Rosanna was very old and in need of a total renovation. The clients sort quotations from builders for the renovations and were given quotes around $400k. Their request of me was to provide a cost for a knock down rebuild solution in lieu of the renovation.
The site had a lot of slope around 6 meter from back to front meaningread more
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
With the homes in Mooroolbark approaching the 40-50 years old mark, they are prime targets for a knock down rebuild.
The maintenance of the homes at this age has increased to the point in some cases that the cost is hard to justify. The land size is another factor to consider with most homes sited on land over 800m/2, which would comfortably fit two homes. Do the figures stack up?
Scenario knock down rebuild the old home and rebuild tworead more
Friday, November 14, 2014
With such a limited amount of vacant lots left in Doncaster there is a large push towards doing knock down rebuilds in the Doncaster & Templestowe area.
Our enquiries have steadily increased over the last year from mums and dads to developers. Most clients have owned their homes since the 1970's and have little or no mortgage left, so they are in a great position financially to capitalise on their land.
Depending on the size of their land that willread more
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
A client came to me the other day to do a knock down rebuild in Croydon on his existing property. My client has a son and daughter in law and they were having trouble getting into the property market, so the idea was to knock down the old home and rebuild two new homes on the same lot.
Great idea and so many of our clients are doing the same thing, with land prices as high as they are inread more
Monday, November 10, 2014
Knock down rebuild Reservoir.
Interesting conversation I had with a developer last week he was saying how he was cleaning up doing knock down rebuilds in Reservoir and Preston. He was saying that he couldn’t work out why the home owners weren’t doing the knock down rebuilds themselves. The only reason we could come up with is they don’t realize how much money they could make. Available vacant land in Reservoir and Preston is none existent so the only wayread more
Friday, November 07, 2014
A client came to me late last year with an idea to do a knock down rebuild on a corner site in an inner Eastern Melbourne suburb. The idea was to build two homes on the corner lot selling one and retaining the other for a passive income.
We obtained council approval for the two homes and the client pre sold one of the properties. The properties are near completion and came in on budget and under construction time allowed.read more
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
I had a request from a client for a knock down rebuild in Wantirna today so I did a site visit and i was surprised with the amount of knock down rebuilds in the Wantirna area. Most of the homes in the court where my clients lives have already been had some form of a knock down rebuild solution or another.
Some had 3 homes on the same block and some had had just a new single dwelling constructed atread more