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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

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 […]

3 Ways Millennial Homebuyers Are Influencing The Market

The presence of millennial homebuyers in the workforce is affecting different industries, for better or worse. More of this generation are occupying higher positions in enterprises and markets, allowing greater versatility and development of market trends to fit theirs and […]

3 Savvy Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home as a couple is one of the most exciting and expensive moments in the first chapter of your life as a family. It’s easy to get swept away by the thrill of home-buying, but it helps […]

5 Practical Reasons To Build A Custom Home

If you can’t seem to find your dream home on the market, perhaps it might be time to build it yourself. A customised home can reflect your taste, fulfill all your needs, and improve your lifestyle. It may take a […]

3 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Ready to Become A Homeowner

People experience different living conditions through the years – from growing up in our parents’ home to moving into dormitories through college years, to renting in crammed yet pricey condominium apartments. Some can move from door to door like a […]

3 Reasons to Buy Land and Build Your Custom Home

As a would-be homeowner, there’s nothing more exciting than moving forward with the biggest investment in your life. You’re closer than ever to having the keys to your dream home, but before anything else, there are some questions you need […]

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