New Home Construction Inspections - Each Stage is Important
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New Home Construction Inspections - Each Stage is Important

Are you building a new home? Don’t let your builder persuade you that independent inspections at each stage of your build aren’t necessary. An independent inspection at each stage of the building process will identify workmanship that doesn’t meet industry standards, potentially saving you thousands and avoiding a possible dispute with your builder. Still in …

The A to Z of Building Terms: Part 3
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The A to Z of Building Terms: Part 3

Welcome to part three of our A to Z of building terms. We have chosen a selection of common terms you may come across in the process of buying, building, selling or renovating your home. A KEEPER is the metal latch plate in a door frame into which a doorknob plunger latches. A KING POST …

Should I Buy in a School Zone?
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Should I Buy in a School Zone?

In Australia, the desire to live in a desirable school zone is growing. Competition is strong for schools with reputations for academic excellence and prominent public profiles. Examples of these are well-regarded public secondary schools McKinnon Secondary School, Balwyn High School and Glen Waverley Secondary School. School catchment areas are divided sharply into boundaries which …