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Building in a Boom

Building in a Boom

Consumer confidence, record high resource prices and the building grants have all contributed to boom times for the WA economy.  We have managed, so far,...

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Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

I know you’ll all agree with me when I say that Perth is the best place in the world to live.  So why not make...

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Adding Personality To Your New Home

Adding Personality To Your New Home

New things can often feel sterile.  Their shiny exterior implies lack of use.  No memories have been created yet.  Making your new home feel settled...

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Hamptons Style Homes

Hamptons Style Homes

We’re hearing a lot about Hampton Style Homes and the trend really seems to be kicking off in Perth.  So what is a “Hamptons” Style...

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Investing Once The Moratorium Ends

Investing Once The Moratorium Ends

The vaccine is here and there is hope on the horizon. So what does this mean for property investing once the moratorium ends? If you...

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How Regulations Affect Profit

How Regulations Affect Profit

Frankly, you build an investment property for a profit.  Whether you sell it or keep it in a rental portfolio, you want to avoid costs...

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Planning On Building an Investment Property?

Planning On Building an Investment Property?

Planning On Building an Investment Property?  When it comes to property investing and developing it is imperative that you undertake comprehensive due diligence and a...

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Your New Home

Your New Home

Your building specification outlines all of the inclusions in your contract.  Some of this is made up of the more technical items such as siteworks,...

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Custom Build To Your Budget

Custom Build To Your Budget

So, how much do you want to spend on your new property?  This amount will vary depending on whether this is going to be your...

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Make Your Money Work Harder Than You Do

Make Your Money Work Harder Than You Do

2020 has been a remarkable year and we are all experiencing some level of burnout. In 2021, why not make your money work harder than...

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Is It Too Late To Sign Up For the Building Grants?

Is It Too Late To Sign Up For the Building Grants?

The HomeBuilder and Building Bonus grants have done exactly what they were intended to do … stimulate the construction industry. Even though the state government...

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Winner of the MBA National Business Leadership Awards

Winner of the MBA National Business Leadership Awards

Winning the 2020 MBA National Business Leadership Award is recognition of the highest level of Professionalism, Business Management, Financial Management and Staff Management our clients...

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Things You Need To Tell Your Builder

Things You Need To Tell Your Builder

If you want the design to be right and the build to be on budget, there a certain things you need to tell your builder...

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Building To Your Budget

Building To Your Budget

There’s a very good reason why you should use a builder appointed draftsperson, to design your new home.  It’s because the builder has just as...

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Why Cash (and Cashflow) Is King!

Why Cash (and Cashflow) Is King!

In the past, you could expect a loan application to take a couple of weeks to be processed and have the loan in place, ready...

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Building a Home is like Telling a Story

Building a Home is like Telling a Story

As your English Teacher would have told you, a great story needs to include the elements of who, what, when, where, why and how.  The...

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Don’t Panic Perth

Don’t Panic Perth

Don’t Panic Perth! Here’s what you need to know about the Building Bonus and HomeBuilder grants on offer for those building a new home. #1...

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Directors Cut – A World Turned Upside Down

Directors Cut – A World Turned Upside Down

The WA housing industry was experiencing it’s biggest downturn since the end of the mining boom.  The HIA predicted housing starts in 2020 to be...

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Local Councils and Your Investment

Local Councils and Your Investment

Developing property, or intend to in the future? You need to be aware of anything that may have a negative impact on your investment. An...

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Directors Cut – Seeing Opportunity

Directors Cut – Seeing Opportunity

With the current Coronavirus crisis hitting all economies at the moment, things are very uncertain.  But, for those that can see through the uncertainty, can...

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Who Are You Building For?

Who Are You Building For?

There’s a delicate balance between building the dream home you want now and upholding the resale value in the event you want to sell later...

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It’s Business As Usual

It’s Business As Usual

While media and public commentary in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to raise concern, public health authorities are advising that the current risk remains low...

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Scared of Commitment?

Scared of Commitment?

When you first start thinking about a new home, the prospect can be quite daunting.  Going to display homes inevitably means dealing with the sales...

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Directors Cut – Being a Property Investor

Directors Cut – Being a Property Investor

It is all good and well getting into property investment and making a success of one development.  But how have I done it for over...

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What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference?

When you start on your journey of building a new home, you need to know that the designs you are considering fit both your needs...

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What Is The Market Cycle?

What Is The Market Cycle?

What is the market cycle? Lately, the property market has resembled a flat tyre more than a cycle. But history shows that what goes around,...

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How do you know you’ve got the best builder?

How do you know you’ve got the best builder?

How do you know you’ve got the best builder? It certainly doesn’t come down to the cheapest quote and it goes beyond comparing specifications. So...

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New Home Design

New Home Design

Your new home design should be about more than just bedrooms and bathrooms.  It’s about what opportunities your new home will create for you in...

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Is it Fake or Factual?

Is it Fake or Factual?

Ok, so it may not be fake news but it is factually creative.  With our 24/7 news cycle (and the need for journalists to always...

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Building Your Bucket List

Building Your Bucket List

They say that money can’t buy happiness; but we all know that life is so much easier when the money is there.  So, what can...

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