Tips for building a new home

First Home Buyer Advice

Monday, February 09, 2015
Many First Home Buyers are becoming more interested in purchasing an Investment Property. This can be a sound idea and able to set yourself up well for the future. With many First Home Buyers still living at home this gives a great opportunity for saving and investing. Berstan Homes have investor packages starting at around $290K and well worthy of investigation with rental from these properties around $320 per week makes them a sound investment.
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Invest in property

Saturday, October 04, 2014
When looking for a new home as an investment property the key train of thought should on facilities. What is located close to the new home or what will be coming to the area in close proximity to that new home?
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Land buying tips

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Always consult with your builder before you buy land. They have the experience and knowledge to help you determine if the land is suitable for your requirements.  Most builders would offer this service for free or just a small fee to cover their time. At Berstan Homes we don't charge any fees and work together with you for the best outcome for you not the land agent. Many clients have come to me over the years and have already bought
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New home appliance savings

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Most people are looking for a good deal and are searching for ways to save money. Several of my budget minded clients have asked the question how to upgrade their kitchen appliances? My answer is simple, go to the auction houses they have great discounts and have most items have warranties.  The two auction houses I recommend are the Folwes auction group and Greys auctions. With both companies you can get an itemized list of all the items on sale
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New home builds should have fly screens

Thursday, July 10, 2014
New homes should come standard with fly screens with the increase of insect activity and the ease of infection spread by airborne insects.  The cost is minimal and approximately $300 for an 18 square home. Some of the diseases that can be spread by insects in Victoria are Ross river virus, Dengue fever, Barmah forest virus and Australian Arboencephalitis are the main diseases. It's just not worth taking the risk with your family, insist your new home has fly screens
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Energy savings with heating and cooling in new home builds

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
We are currently using a Brivis gas add on system that works both heating and cooling. The system uses the same ductwork and only uses electricity for the fans and the cost savings are significant. The system offers refrigerated air conditioning and is very efficient. 
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Estate land savings

Thursday, June 26, 2014
When looking to purchase a piece of land for your new home build, there are many factors to take into account, but one major item is often overlooked or not known about. Builders because of their relationships with land estate and agents will most cases receive a better pricing outcome than an individual when it comes to purchasing land. Reason being the builder is a major supplier of leads to the estate and for this they are offered land at
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Alarm systems

Saturday, June 07, 2014
At Berstan Homes we have found that it is becoming standard for our new home builds to have an alarm system fitted.  Most clients are becoming more security minded and an alarm system gives them that piece of mind. The technology available today is amazing we can install an alarm in our new homes that are programmed to call your phone if the alarm is activated. That function is not the normal our most common alarm system installed has a
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Knock down rebuild in Donvale

Tuesday, June 03, 2014
A problem is starting to come to light with many looking for real estate in Donvale area and are unable to find suitable properties.  I had a visit to some clients last night and they had been looking for 12 months for a suitable existing home in the Donvale area and have given up looking. Quality properties are in very short supply forcing many into other suburbs. This particular couple have now committed to doing a knock down rebuild of
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Tips on buying vacant land

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. Location  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 your
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