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Located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, this award-­‐winning swimming pool and spa were part of a residential project that included the renovation of an existing home. Designed by Paul Bangay and Ilario Cortese Architects, with the construction works managed by Riley Hazen Projects and built by ALOHA POOLS®, the project was completed in time for the summer of 2011. The swimming pool and spa were constructed on a ...

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Get your copy of Melbourne Custom Homes magazine. The only regionally targeted luxury homes publication that features local Victorian builders and suppliers. You’ll see a range of beautiful homes from some of Victoria’s most awarded luxury home builders. Over 200 pages in a glossy, coffee table style magazine you won’t want to put down. Other features in the new edition of Melbourne Custom Homes magazines are – French provincial styling ...

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As energy prices are set to soar and more extreme weather patterns become the norm, homeowners, builders and architects will need to shift their focus to more environmentally sustainable home design strategies. The online Climate Design Wizard (www.designingforclimate.com.au) is an intitative from Think Brick Australia and provides information about local climates and offers simple design strategies and advice to adopt a more environmentally sustainable outcome. The site is a valuable ...

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Living in a planned community or estate is an extremely popular lifestyle for many Australians and has many advantages to offer its residents. For instance… Planned communities offer amenities older, more traditional neighborhoods don’t. Some of these include sports and athletic clubs, private parks and picnic areas and neighborhood security watch programs. Design guidelines. These guidelines create a uniformity within the estate without making the area look as if the ...

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Melbourne is one of the friendliest, chicest, stylish, fun-loving cities in the world. That must be why nearly 4 million people call Melbourne home. Wow! That’s a lot of people, but don’t worry, there is plenty of room for everyone. The city’s suburbs spread out over a large enough area so that the city doesn’t feel crowded at all. The following is a list of Melbourne suburbs that have shown ...

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Buyers have been calling the shots in Melbourne for some time now, but there is evidence things are starting to tick up again, so maybe now is a good time, to get your timing right, on a possible upswing in the property markets of Australia’s second largest City. Here are some budgets, and some tips about how much bang you can get for your buck. Even with as little as ...

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Buying a home off the plan can sometimes be a great idea, but you do need to be a little careful as there are some risks involved. Buying off the plan usually means you can buy cheaper than a pre-existing property, so you can usually get a cheaper price plus you may be eligible for the $7, 000 first home owners grant to leverage yourself into the housing market. So ...

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If you are buying or building your first home, you may be eligible to apply for the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) of $7000. This Scheme is fully funded by the Victorian Government and administered by the State Revenue Office. The FHOG applies to eligible first home owners only and is payable where the price of the property or construction of the home is $750, 000 or less. Some frequently ...

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There is a lot to consider when choosing the best plans for your new home. The best thing to do is make a short list of features you think you will want in your new home. Make one list of absolute essentials and one of desired extras. Next, research, research research. Look at home plans on line and research various builders that are capable of building your new home. There ...

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When choosing a builder, you will need to think about the size and the type of the project. If it is a new house you are building, do you choose a project home or a custom builder? A remodelling project (renovations, alterations and additions) for instance, usually requires a different level of experience and expertise to blend the old with the new. All residential builders in Victoria are required to ...

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