Tips for building a new home

First home buyer's advice 12

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Beware of the display home styling! Don't get lost in the styling of the display homes, most have hired furniture of the best quality and been styled by interior designers.  The real point to a display home is not the cushions and furniture but the quality of the build. The quality of the build can easily be covered up by the styling and you need to look passed all the removable contents. Once you peel away the contents you can have
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First home buyer's advice 11

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Beware of the display home hype! With so many display homes around it is very easy to get sucked into the hype associated with them. Most of the major builders don't have any smaller homes on display and are only able to show you through their 30 square singles plus massive double stories.  By having only larger homes for you to view it creates a false sense of what your smaller home is going to turnout like. It's an old sales
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First home buyer's advice 10

Thursday, May 07, 2015
With so many new home builders in the market, choosing your builder can be very difficult. The founder of Berstan Homes Stan Bryson built his first home in 1955 so as a company we have seen many changes in the home building industry. Stan has long since retired but still has a very active interest in the company. Brothers Mark and Paul Bryson are now running Berstan Homes and they are involved with every home built so our clients are
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First home buyer's advice 9

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
With so many new estates around the outer suburbs there is plenty of competition between the land agents for your custom. This can lead to numerous problems due to many agents being focussed on their bottom line.  For example they may not mention factors like fill and the (fall) slope of the land which can add costs to your building project. When purchasing land I would strongly suggest getting your builder involved before you place any deposits. A builder will
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First home buyer's advice 8

Friday, May 01, 2015
When looking for your builder, make sure you are not just dealing with a marketing company and they are real builders. Currently in Melbourne and around the country there are many marketing companies masquerading as builders. This is a major problem the industry has at the moment and the practice should be banned.  Ask to meet the builder before you sign anything and definitely before you part with any money. If meeting the builder is a problem at the start, imagine
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