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Melbourne Storm

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Berstan homes would like to wish Melbourne Storm all the best of luck on Sunday with the Grand Final and with Billy Slater back in the side they should be able to get the job done. Back to Back GO STORM!  
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Home security

Monday, April 30, 2018
Yes another home invasion spree in Melbourne, so what can you legally do about it?  The best deterrent against these cowardly thugs is a dog and I don’t have a Chihuahua in mind, a medium size dog with a good bark is the perfect ticket. These pathetic pieces of filth only pick on the easy targets so if you make it potentially dangerous for them they will leave you alone.  There are many dogs I would recommend for this purpose. Blue &
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ANZAC Day Commemoration

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Anzac Day was originally a day of commemoration of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces on Gallipoli on the 25 April 1915, in World War 1.  Since this time serving members of the Armed Forces have served in recent conflicts which represent the nature of the ANZAC spirit.  Berstan Homes would like to respectfully thank past and present members serving in our Armed Forces for the sacrifices they have made to provide the freedom and safety we have
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How to save money on a new home build

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
House prices in Melbourne seem to be heading only one way – and that’s up. The average median house price in the city has hit $800,000 and still rising. Rather than buy an existing house, many prospective homeowners are considering building a new home in an outer suburb or buying a rundown house, knocking it down and building new on the land.  Everyone is looking for ways to save money on home ownership, particularly when building new. In past years, savings could
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Knock down rebuild Pascoe Vale

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Owner builder gone so wrong!   Berstan Homes are currently in the middle of a knock down rebuild in Pascoe Vale and the build is at lock up stage. Next door to the Berstan home is a neighbour who is doing an owner builder project that involves the construction of a basement on the boundary of our construction. From the pictures you can see what has gone so wrong and as time marches on will get progressively worse and is
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Steamfest in Scoresby for new home builders

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Those who are fascinated by the age of steam can indulge this weekend at Steamfest in Scoresby. There are displays of industrial steam and diesel engines, blacksmithing, hay baling, earth moving machinery, model displays, vintage radio, fire engines, vintage vehicles and a tank. There is even a walking dragline that doesn’t use wheels, but “walks” on two giant feet. There is a miniature railway or a tractor to see around the displays, at the National Steam Centre in Ferntree Gully
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No hidden extras with new home quote

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
At Berstan Homes, we are often asked for a base price for a new home build. But we don’t have a base price. We find out exactly what the client wants in a house and then we will give them a detailed quote, with no hidden extras. Many large volume building companies give what we call a “teaser price”. This is a very low, too-good-to-be-true price designed to attract clients. They are then hit with huge price increases for extras,
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Outdoor Cinema in the Dandenong Ranges

Monday, February 27, 2017
What would a Melbourne summer be without a trip to an outdoor cinema? You don’t have to head into the city if you live in the Eastern Suburbs, just head for the hills to the Cameo Outdoor Cinema in Belgrave. The cinema features new releases such as Jasper Jones and Logan, as well as some classics. There are even some canine-themed films where you can bring your dog along as well! Grab your picnic blanket or hire deckchairs and bean
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Volume Builders

Thursday, February 23, 2017
A frustrated couple walked into Berstan Homes display today absolutely sick to the teeth having to deal with Sales Staff at Display Homes. They had been to a number of display villages of major Builders and not one Sales person could give them a price on their build. The fact is these Sales Staff are basically trained to sell the name of that particular Building Company. When asked for instance, about the Site Costs related to the build it was
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Community Award for Beryl Bryson

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Berstan Homes Co-founder Beryl Bryson has been awarded an Appreciation Award for her 30 years of community work within the Doncaster district. Beryl was presented her award at the Doncaster police station in a special ceremony recently. Beryl has been a member of the Manningham Neighbourhood Watch group for the past thirty years, and has faithfully delivered the group’s newsletter every second month to all the houses involved. She said when the group was first formed, residents paid $5 to join
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