Why A Duplex Is A House Design Worth Considering

Home owners all across the country are looking for clever ways to get more from their block of land. With land prices on the rise and opportunities to build new homes becoming easier than ever before, a significant number of investors, young families and retirees are knocking down older single storey homes and building a duplex; two brand new houses on the same site. Continue reading

New House Designs Stanthorpe—Living in a Cul-De-Sac

Have you found the most perfect street to call home in Stanthorpe but have no idea how you could build your dream home in a cul-de-sac? You’ll be pleased to know that it is easier than you can imagine. Dixon Homes in New England designs houses perfectly suited to cul-de-sacs. In fact, the experienced design team knows all too well the advantages of living in hidden-away streets and have tailored a selection of floor plans and homes most suitable to be built in cul-de-sacs.

Let’s take a look at the designs on offer and get you started building a dream home.

What exactly is a cul-de-sac?

A cul-de-sac can also be described as a dead end street, or a court where there is only one way in and one way out. Typically quiet to traffic because there is no thoroughfare, these streets are usually highly sought after and property prices can be driven up with greater demand. If you are looking for a new property in which to raise a family or simply prefer less noise pollution, a cul-de-sac could be your best bet.

Three-bedroom home designs

A three-bedroom home, or two-plus-study, is one of the most common floor plans and is can be designed in various ways to accommodate different land sizes. For great house designs in Stanthorpe, you can’t go past Dixon Homes.

The NC5318 is just one of these designs, and is suitable for a narrow block of land. Covering 160 square metres and priced at just over $217 000, this home design offers two bathrooms, a double lock up garage plus open-plan living and dining zones. Opening out onto an alfresco meals area, this may be the home you are looking for.

A similar design, again for a lot of land that is only 10 metres wide, is the NC9625. Slightly less expensive at just over $214 000, this home design allows for a single garage; however, across the same 160 square metres of floor space, provides for a much more roomy living area. It all depends on your unique needs.

Double-storey homes

If you are fortunate enough to own land that is slightly wider, you could always consider going up. There are plenty of double-storey house designs Stanthorpe residents will find suitable for cul-de-sac living.

The FC0811 is the ultimate entertainer. Priced at around $370 000, this very spacious 292 square metre home comes with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double lock up garage. Not only is the open-plan living and dining area overlooked by the kitchen, but it also opens out onto an undercover alfresco patio. Suitable for a lot width of 12.05 metres, this becomes the perfect way to spill out into the garden on a balmy evening. Upstairs all of the bedrooms are neatly tucked away and another media room, possibly just for the kids, will allow everyone to have a space to call home.

Of course that’s just the start of what Dixon Homes New England has on offer.

Dixon Homes offers house designs with more rooms, various layouts and even an L-shaped design where the family, dining and kitchen zones encompass the large outdoor alfresco area.

Living in a cul-de-sac brings with it fabulous opportunities and Dixon Homes capitalises on that by offering a large range of home designs perfectly suited to your street. And if you fall in love with the look of a house design but are keen to make some variations to better suit your taste, all you need to do is chat to a Dixon Homes designer and make those changes come to life.

For transparent pricing, quality fixtures and fittings, and a home you once thought was only a dream, make the call today.

Speak to the experts at Dixon Homes New England today to make your dream a reality.


New Home Construction Must-Haves

The luxury of building your own new home in Stanthorpe allows you to include every feature you’ve ever dreamt of. These days home builders have an eye for what’s functional, and have seen their fair share of unique demands but at the end of the day what you choose as your fixtures and fittings needs to suit you and your lifestyle. Dixon Homes, builder of some of the best new homes Stanthorpe has seen, will partner with you to design your dream home. Continue reading

The Property Market in New England is in Demand

The road to recovery may be slow, but the New England property market is showing all the right signs that the worst is over. With consumer confidence again on the rise and low interest rates available, it is a great time for both first homebuyers and those looking to upsize into a new family home to enter the market; and with so much to love about the New England region, why not?

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Building a New Home for a New Life in New England

Those looking for a new start, tree change in a new home would have a lot to gain by learning more about the New England region of New South Wales.  New England is truly a region of diverse contrasts.  Despite the fact the area doesn’t have any clearly defined boundaries, most people accept the area between the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains as encompassing the region.  Armidale and Tamworth are arguably the best-known towns in the region and two of the most populous.

Regarded by some as the “true Australian experience”, this could well be the place for you to build a new home.

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The Pros and Cons of Buying Land Now and Building Later

Many buyers trying to enter the property market in a specific location may choose to secure land months or even years before they plan to build on it. When the right site becomes available in the right location, buying land before you can afford to build can ensure you don’t miss out and shield yourself from rising land values, especially if there is limited supply where you want to live. There are some potential risks and things byers should consider if using this strategy, and we explain them below. Continue reading

3 Common Financial Mistakes Made By First Home Buyers

Buying a new home can be an incredibly daunting process – especially if you’re going in as a first timer. Not only do you need to think about how it will be financed, and ensure you get the best deal, there’s also usually a strict budget to work to. On top of this buyers may often find associated costs that they had not accounted for, adding more financial stress.

It’s not all woes and worries however, and by making plans to avoid the following mistakes, buyers can shield themselves from some of the financial pressures of building or buying an existing home – which will go a long way to make the process less stressful. Here are three common financial problems many first home-buyers encounter – and how to avoid them. Continue reading

Renting Versus Buying – How to Decide What’s Right for You

Buying a home is undeniably a rite of passage for most Australians. With 70 per cent of Australians owning their own home, most renters will often question the logic in continuing to rent when they could be paying off a mortgage towards a tangible asset and create equity in the process.

Many financial experts believe real estate is one of the best investments due to it being a tax free asset. With interest rates at the lowest rates in around 60 years, this forced savings of paying a mortgage means that in many places around Australia, it’s cheaper to buy than rent. Still, there are many reasons to rent, and it all depends on your financial situation and if you are ready to commit.  Dixon Homes New England explain more reasons for each below.  Continue reading

New Homes Most Wanted – What Aussies Want from New Homes

Master Builders recently conducted an extensive survey of Queensland based builders, including Dixon Homes, about the things that were most important to the buyers who were looking at building a new home in 2014. The responses highlighted growing trends when it came to house designs and what Australians want from their new home builder.

It is insights from our customers like these, and the conversations we have with our clients every day that allows our building team to construct the kind of homes that people dream about and that they will fall in love with. We share the biggest wants and must haves for those surveyed in this post.  Continue reading