New home buyer traps

Big is Bad

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
So many clients have been coming to us telling the same story. "We went to a volume Builder the prices were so cheap, and then came the extras!"  Extra for flyscreens, extra for the slab, extra for site costs, extra for garage door, extra for lights, extra for power points, extra for NBN, extra for permit and the list goes on and on. One client said he was given a quote from a major volume Builder of $280k for a
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New home builder

Friday, July 31, 2015
Many clients come to Berstan Homes with the same stories about builders behaving badly and some of the stories are quite alarming.  Many of the problems seem to stem from new home buyers looking for a builder often make the same mistake of going for the cheapest price. When the cheapest possible price is incorporated in to your home build it will in most cases create cost cutting by the builder. There are several ways this can happen, one is
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Ceiling fell down in Cranbourne

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
I was watching current affairs last year and there was a family who had their new home built by a major Melbourne based builder. Problem was the builder did not install any ceiling battens and their ceiling fell down.  Lucky for the family, they were out at the time and no one was killed. They approached the builder and because there was 7 year warranty period was up, the builder refused to do anything about it.  The builder then went
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