News and updates

Eucalypt estate

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Berstan Homes is currently able to offer a turn-key package in the exciting Eucalypt Estate for the low price of $290k which is ready to move in. Stockland and Berstan only offer a limited amount of these affordable homes every year and they have sold very fast leaving one package available. Located in the Northern end of the estate with easy access to Craigieburn Road.
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Interest rates going down

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
With the current financial climate the Reserve Bank is more than likely to reduce interest rates even further. What a great opportunity to take advantage  of these historical lows by buying an investment property. Berstan Homes currently have several properties to choose from with turn key packages starting at $290k and an estimated rental return of $300 per week. These investments are offering around a 5% plus return and a return like that won't be found by putting your money
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Home Loan Brokers

Monday, August 24, 2015
Over the last couple of years I have noticed a large increase of phone traffic from home finance brokers offering our sale team large commissions for successful client referrals. Most are offering commissions of $1,700 average this makes me think how much are they really making out of the clients lender and of course this would not be worn by the lender but the client. I feel there should be an enquiry into this industry to sort out this practise,
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Investors are making great returns

Thursday, August 20, 2015
We have been building plenty of investment properties over the last couple of years with many of our clients building their second and third properties with us. We have found all our properties are rented within 2-3 weeks after completion and the rental returns of around 5.3%. For an investment of around $300k many are taking advantage and building very healthy property port folios with Berstan Homes.
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Marketing company home builders

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Over the weekend I had some clients talking about some friends that are building their new home via a marketing company builder. They explained the situation to me and what is happening to their friends first of all they answered an advert and the process began, they were then shown a display home built by one of the marketing company builders. The home was of reasonable standard and they were happy to go to the next step choosing a home
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Rubbish Dumping

Monday, August 17, 2015
We are currently experiencing a large increase in rubbish dumping on our sites. The dumping is not only from members of the public but trades and builders are involved. There are many reasons why this is happening  and the main reason is the high cost of tipping fees. The cost of mixed rubbish is currently around $350 per ton, so working on a truck load at $2,400 you can see why dumping is going on. I am now suggesting to
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Investment Properties Available

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Berstan Homes and Stockland currently have several properties available and are perfect for the investor. The properties are located a short drive from Epping and are turn-key. The prices start at $280k, a limited number of these properties are made possible by Berstan Homes and Stockland each year.
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Mernda Villages Sales

Monday, August 03, 2015
  Land Sales at the best estate in Mernda are very strong with an average of between 15-20 Lots selling per month. The buyers are a mixture of down sizers and first home buyers. Mernda Villages offers more than the other estates in the area with a shopping complex and schools all within the estate. Berstan Homes have also experienced strong sales over the last  month in the Mernda Villages estate. Berstan Homes currently have eight homes under construction in
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