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Our weekly thoughts and advice for all existing and to-be home owners.

News & Media

OCTOBER 5, 2020

How introducing a ‘laughable goals’ policy saw Balfour Homes’ sales grow 2000% in three months

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

3 ways to find the ‘sweet spot’ between tech and being human in your business

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

AUGUST 14, 2020

Proptech launched to help renters get into homes faster

AUGUST 12, 2020

ICYMI: Startup Daily TV, Tuesday – lean startups, proptech, going carbon neutral, and helping businesses thrive

Tips, Tricks & Advice

Five reasons to stop paying for your landlord’s mortgage and start the process of getting into your own home

1. Comparable costs of renting and mortgaging. Renting has never been more expensive. In fact, across some regional areas of Australia, it is actually cheaper to pay a weekly mortgage! Even within the city suburbs; where rent and mortgage payments […]

Do You Know Your Borrowing Capacity?

You wouldn’t go to the grocery store without knowing how much you have to spend on food, why would you start looking for a home without knowing what your budget is?   When you feel ready to buy a home, […]

Balfour Homes Beats the Trend and Celebrates a New Financial Year with an Expansion to South Australia and Sydney and a Record Breaking 38 Sales

At Balfour Homes we were so excited to close out our first full financial year with another record-breaking month.   Head of Research at CoreLogic, Eliza Owen, spoke about the housing market during the pandemic and with particular focus on […]

Balfour Extends its Services With New Adelaide Office

Balfour Homes has gone from strength to strength in 2021. And we’re not surprised. Balfour Homes has been able to do the unthinkable and streamline the home buying process.   We had our humble beginnings in Byron Bay only at […]

Brisbane Property Market to Surge in Response to 2032 Olympic Bid Win

It was the news that could really put Brisbane on the map. With the announcement of the capital of the sunshine state announced as the winner of the 2032 Summer Olympics, we’re looking at a huge increase of buyers in […]

What Will Australia’s 2021 Property Market Bring Us?

From the year that was to the year that will be. 2020 proved to be tough in markets globally and locally. From an announced recession to a rise in unemployment rates, all the experts had scoped that 2020 would be […]

How to Make Your Brand-New Apartment Feel Like Home

You’ve finally found an apartment and you’ve moved in — congratulations! You worked with the right home purchasing company and you’ve found the perfect apartment for you. Your next challenge right now is to make your new apartment feel like […]

4 Useful Tips For Designing A Luxury Home

Designing a new house is an arduous task on its own, and you can expect more challenges if you plan to conceptualise a luxury home. You need to have access to the best housing advice and experts to execute all […]

The Benefits of Moving into a Newly Constructed Apartment

It’s arguably human nature to want all the shiny and new things, especially when it comes to real estate. A charming old apartment in the suburbs is one for the books, but everything pales in comparison to a newly-built apartment. […]

Why Apartments Are Ideal For A Busy Lifestyle

Most people dreamt of living in giant mansions and having posh vacation homes while growing up. The idea of having tons of space, plenty of rooms to occupy, and a beautiful garden with a pool strikes many people as the […]

3 Reasons to Buy A House While You’re Young

Homeownership is a prospect that seems elusive in young professionals, as most are under the impression that they’ll have more time for it in the future. They focus on building careers and understanding adulthood, unknowingly throwing away an opportunity of […]

6-Steps To Buying A House As A First-time Buyer

Buying your first-ever house is a fantastic life achievement. It is also one of the most exciting things you will do in this lifetime. Sometimes, this excitement can cloud your vision, causing you to suddenly forget how to proceed with […]

Our Guide to the Inclusions, Exclusions And Details of the HomeBuilder Grant

The Australian government unveiled the HomeBuilder grant in June this year, which was to allow homeowners to construct homes or make significant improvements to their property. Given its recent introduction, several Australians have had questions and clarifications about who qualifies […]

4 Common Questions about Home Warranties in Construction

The Housing Industry Association puts the number of new homes being built this year at over 200,000. Even if the pandemic has laid out a few hitches in construction, Australia’s real estate industry is as strong as ever. Plenty of […]

Balfour Homes Opens Up To New Builders

Balfour Homes, Australia’s new online newhomes build brokerage, has today announced its next round of building partner applications, as demand for blocks of land and newhome builds continues.   The decision to open the latest round of building partner applications […]

Reasons Your Home Loan Finance Could Get Knocked Back By A Bank

Understanding and navigating applying for a home loan can be really daunting for a lot of people, and there’s a lot of things people don’t know to consider when they’re saving for their home loan deposits. Banks are also tightening […]

An Australian’s Guide to Acquiring Their Dream House

One of the most common dreams that most Australians have is to own a house. Fortunately, the home purchasing process is more accessible nowadays than it was before. This is due to the prominence of loaning options and custom home […]

5 Most Commonly Asked Questions About the HomeBuilder Grant

Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled the HomeBuilder scheme on 4 June this year, which grants $25,000 to Australians who are looking to build a home or tackle significant renovations. The scheme, with its strict eligibility criteria, has faced a lot […]

HomeBuilder Grant Eligibility and Coverage – What to Know

Buying or building your dream home is a huge undertaking. On top of that, gathering the funds you need for this project can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are financial aids that you can apply for to turn your […]

Should You Buy a Move-In Ready Home or Build a New One

You will likely have two options when you decide it’s time to own a home: You can either build a house from the ground up or buy an already-existing property. Which among the two is the better investment? This is […]

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