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Tradie of the Month – Congratulations Hayden!

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First Home Owners

Lisa and Luke have just had their slab laid on their new home in Parklakes 2. Luke as a newly graduated teacher and his growing family knew like many young couples that they had to bite the proverbial property bullet. In doing so they took advantage of the First Home Owners Grant which is offered to first home owners buying off the plan, building or designing their new home. First Home Owners Grant The First Home Owners Grant is a fantastic tool to take advantage off as the QLD … [Read more...]

Insider Tips for Selecting Your Builder

If you’re thinking about building on the Sunshine Coast then you are lucky enough to have the best builders in Australia to choose from. Picking the team to build your most precious asset is not something that should be taken lightly and needs to be given the respect and time that it deserves. These insider tips have been created not just by people in the building industry but by families who have grown up and live on the Sunshine Coast, by people currently building their first or second … [Read more...]

Welcome Yarren Henwood our New Coffs Harbour Builder

Stroud Homes welcomes Yarren Henwood our new builder in Coffs Harbour, NSW! Yarren  has been in the construction industry for over 20 yearsas a carpentry contractor and has worked on everything from residential construction, renovations, restorations and extensions through to commercial projects and film set construction. The last 10 years have seen Yarren working mainly on renovations and custom architect designed builds. We'll have more info soon on Yarren's launch of Stroud Homes Coffs … [Read more...]

Renovate or Rebuild?

I had an interesting conversation with a young couple recently who purchased a house in Miami a couple of years ago. Their first home, they were keen to buy something that they could improve upon. At the time, renovating seemed the only solution. The Plan They spent months planning the extension, and working out the stages at which they would renovate and got excited about the ‘fun’ they would have while making their run-down home new again. They had a healthy budget ($250k) and did all their … [Read more...]

Hitting The Ground Running in Wollongong

Stroud Homes Wollongong has been up and running since July this year, so we thought we’d catch up with local builder, Travis Butler, to see how things have been going. While there have been plenty of people talking to Travis about building their dream home, he’s noticed a few trends. “My main customers would be young families, not necessarily first home buyers but second home buyers with young families. People relocating from Sydney has been quite common as well; they’re generally after … [Read more...]

Confidence In The Right Home Builder

There are several builders in the market and sometimes it can get tricky when value is overlooked by the price shown. Choosing a builder can be daunting but with these 8 helpful tips, you’ll have confidence you’ve chosen the right builder. Compare Builders Once you have selected your handful of potential builders, find your desired home plan and compare all written quotes. Take note of the crucial building steps such as; soil tests, site works and standard inclusions. Compare the value before … [Read more...]

Stroud Homes Gold Coast Supports North East Albert Landcare

Stroud Homes Gold Coast proudly supports North East Albert Landcare by sponsoring the restoration of the Pimpama River Project.  This section of the Pimpama River borders a large cane farm and the riparian area requires a lot of ongoing weed control, planting, etc. Stroud Homes Gold Coast Director Nathan Dunn handing over a cheque to Landcare Co-ordinator Sue Durance  Pimpama River Revegetation Priorities Landcare Co-ordinator Sue Durance explained, "We have undertaken several stages of … [Read more...]

What Does ‘Façade’ Mean When Building Your New Home?

Don’t be embarrassed. Most people that are new to building a home have no idea what that weird word ‘FAÇADE’ means. Pronounced "Fa’saad", simply put it means the appearance of the front of your home. Judge a book by its cover? Never! The street appeal of your new home can play a huge part in the value of your home as your biggest investment and a stand out façade will make your home more appealing to buyers and therefore easier to sell in the future when it’s time to move on. The façade can … [Read more...]

Your Local Port Macquarie Builder – One Month In

Stroud Homes Port Macquarie has been open for just over a month now, so we caught up with Joel Freeman to see how things are going. Although the Port Macquarie franchise is new, Joel has been living and building in the area of over ten years, and understands the local building trends. “There’s been an explosion of land releases in the area. Renovations haven’t really been strong; it’s mostly been about new homes in our area”, Joel says. “It’s different to a town like Newcastle that’s got … [Read more...]

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