Questions To Ask Your Builder

It is important when looking for a Builder that you find one that suit your needs and can deliver your home on time and with the least amount of stress. Building your home should be a fun and exciting experience. Will your builder give you an absolutely FIXED and...

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Copyright on House Plans – How it works

Copyright on Home Plans In the initial stages of compiling their ideas many people 'do the display home circuit' to look at differing styles and to pick up on design features that they would like to incorporate in their own home. They may select pictures from...

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Building Rural

Tips for Buying and Building a Rural Home If you're in the market for a new home and you love a little bit of extra space and privacy, then a "Rural" or "Country Living" could be just right for you. However there can be extra costs associated...

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Residential Building Cover

Northern Territory Building Residential Building Package On 1 January 2013 a number of changes to Building Act commenced. The new laws, referred to as the Residential Building Cover Package, introduce a number of major changes, including changes to registration,...

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Move In Checklist

Moving can be very hectic, but if you plan ahead it can be considerably less so. Be sure to do all the "little things" so that nothing gets lost in the shuffle. Make sure you keep all of your housing documents and keys together, and more importantly,...

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Common Building Terminology

Cladding Material used on the outside of exterior walls Energy Rating Thermal efficiency of home in relation to the orientation of the building on site, insulation capability etc Mono Pitch Roof falls all one way without any hips or ridges Raft Slab Concrete slab...

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Checklist Home Maintenance

All Homes Need General Maintenance Here Is a Checklist To Help You Out. MONTHLY Fire Extinguisher: Check that it's fully charged; recharge or replace if needed. Sink/Tub Stoppers and Drain Holes: Clean out debris. Garbage Disposal: Flush with hot water and baking...

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Pre-Vacation Checklist

Pre-Vacation Checklist: Home Security As enjoyable as vacations can be, it is hard not to worry a little about your home and your valuables while you are out of town. An empty house is a much easier target than a busy one. With some common sense preparation, however,...

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Home Build Access

HomeBuild Access is the NT Government's home loan package that helps more Territorians buy their own home. Owning your own home is a significant investment and government is committed to helping more low to middle income earners achieve that security for their family....

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First Home Owner Grant

The FHOG scheme provides eligible first home owners with a grant in relation to the purchase or construction of a home. It is an ongoing scheme introduced on 1 July 2000 to encourage and assist home ownership. FHOG is not means tested however, from 1 January 2010...

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Principal Place of Residence Rebate

The Northern Territory Government provides a stamp duty Principal Place of Residence Rebate (PPRR) to persons purchasing a new home or land on which to build a home. A new home is a home that has never been previously lived in or sold as a place or residence....

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