New Build Or Established Home – What Makes For A Better Investment?
In a competitive housing market, climbing the property ladder is a smart investment decision for many Australians. So, when it comes to purchasing an investment property – is it better to buy an established home, or build a new one? While both options have their benefits, the Aston Homes team are here to provide the reasons why a brand-new build makes the most sense for your next investment.
Floorplan Spotlight: The Austin
The Aston Homes design team work hard to create spacious and contemporary floorplans – and we’d love for you to get to know them a little better. In today’s blog, the Aston Homes team welcome you to learn more about an elegant, expansive Aston Homes design – the Austin!
Best Backyard Tips To Enjoy An Australian Summer
Australian summers are famous for their gorgeous sunsets, backyard BBQs and beach trips – but the sizzling hot temperatures can sometimes make us feel a little restricted at home. What’s the alternative to aircon-powered afternoons indoors? Clever outdoor-living ideas that can keep you cool and your garden flourishing! In this Aston Homes blog, we offer summery outdoor living advice that’s sustainable, Australian-friendly and drought-hardy.
Inclusions Explained: Downlights
At Aston Homes, we like to deliver extras in abundance. Every Aston Home is packed with standard inclusion extras that most builders will make you break your budget for. As well as sparkling stone benchtops, heating and cooling systems, Colorbond gutters and landscaped gardens, Aston Homes designs also come with twinkling downlights! In today’s blog, Aston Homes explain how this particular extra ensures your house is energy efficient and stylish from day one.
First Home Choices That Will Benefit You In The Long Run
First home buyers – the Aston Homes team know you have a lot on your mind! If you’re on the hunt for a happy home in a great location and at that all-important perfect price you may be feeling a little disheartened with what’s currently available in the Melbourne property market. What do the Aston Homes team recommend as an affordable alternative? A brand new build, of course! How will this choice benefit you in the long run? Let’s find out.
The Perfect Lifestyle Change For An Empty-Nester
When it comes time for your not-so-little ones to pack up and leave the nest, you may find yourself with a little extra freedom to consider a lifestyle change. In today’s blog, we highlight the many advantages of a brand new build for empty-nesters – offering all the comforts you want, with space to entertain. […]
Floorplan Spotlight: New York
In today’s blog, the Aston Homes team welcome you to learn more about the most cosmopolitan of Aston Homes’ designs – the New York! Let us know if we’ve managed to identify your very best Aston Homes fit.
Selecting Your Suburb: Attributes of A Great Investment
Budding landlords, if you’re looking at a variety of Melbourne suburbs to purchase investment property in, you’ll want to make a choice that will benefit you for years to come! In today’s blog the Aston Homes explore which attributes offer strong investment potential. Read on.
The Benefits Of Using A Mortgage Broker When Purchasing Your First Home
So, you’ve decided you’re ready to purchase your very first home? How exciting! Whilst you may be tempted to gather up your documents and head straight to the bank to discuss a home loan – this isn’t necessarily the best option. In today’s blog, the Aston Homes team highlight why using a mortgage broker could be a beneficial alternative. Read on.
New Build Perks: A Life Your Little Ones Will Love
In today’s blog, the Aston Homes team highlight the perks of building a brand new home with your little ones in mind. Read on!
The Many Benefits Of A Single Level Home
It’s a tough call for many new homebuyers: should you build a single level home, or a home with multiple levels? A traditional double storey home often includes living zones on the ground floor and more private areas (bedrooms and studies) on the upper level. While this style has its benefits, the Aston Homes team are here to provide the reasons why a single level home makes the most sense for every stage of life!
Landscaping: Aus-friendly, Drought-hardy Ideas
In this Aston Homes blog, we offer expert landscaping advice that’s sustainable, Australian-friendly, drought-hardy and great in a variety of seasonal conditions.
The Aston Homes Guide To Local Sporting Clubs
Today’s Aston Homes blog introduces you to our favourite local sporting groups – offering a wonderful way to stay active, remain social and make the most of our local facilities. Read on!
Aston Homes Explain: Brick Infills
Transparency is of great importance to the Aston Homes team and that’s why we’re happy to share the ins and outs of our building process with you. Today’s topic? Window infills! Enjoy as our team detail what window infills are, why they’re important and how our choice in materials lifts Aston Homes above the competition.
Aston Homes Explain: Exterior Residential Cladding
Today, the Aston Homes team are back to share our knowledge on the important topic of exterior residential cladding. Enjoy as we explain what exterior cladding is and the many benefits that Aston Homes’ choice in materials provide. Read on!
To Build Or To Renovate?
Found yourself stuck at a crossroads – wondering whether to renovate your existing property or build a new home from scratch? Whilst there are pros and cons to both strategies, today’s Aston Homes blog explains why our reliable experts encourage you to build rather than renovate. Read on!
Forward Thinking: Emerging Style Trends in 2019
If you hoped to kick 2019 with a clean slate, an interior design refresh could provide the perfect opportunity. To ensure you’re abreast of upcoming style trends, the Aston Homes team today deliver our forecast for super 2019 stylin’ and suggest ways to incorporate these trends into your home design. Let’s get cracking! Colour […]
Aston Homes Explain: Final Quality Inspections
Today, we unpack the final inspection process. Enjoy as our team detail how this process ensures the highest quality build for our clients – and lifts Aston Homes above the competition!
Preparing Your Family For Their Aston Homes Move
The process of moving into your new Aston Home is an exciting time! Ensuring that all family members – furry friends included – are prepared for their big change can reduce the moving stress significantly for all involved. In this Aston Homes blog, we share our tips to help prepare your family for their big move! […]
Aston Homes Guide To Holiday Entertaining
Summer is here – and if you’ve taken on the role of holiday host, your family and friends will soon be arriving, too! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or something entirely special to you, the Aston Homes team have put together a handy guide to ensure every event this festive season is a success.
Common Problems That Occur When Building And How We Avoid Them
The Aston Homes building experience is certainly a unique one. Our team specialise in building quality homes with a level of care and consideration that ensures they last a lifetime – this is what lifts us above and beyond our competition. To better acquaint you with our stringent building process, we spoke to one […]
Looking Ahead – Design That Lasts A Decade
When considering the interior aesthetic of your new home, it’s practical to approach style in decade blocks. While some trends swiftly come and go, there are certain design elements that will remain chic for decades to come. In today’s Aston Homes blog, we offer six tips to ensure your home’s interior design stands the test […]
Things To Do On Your Daily Train Commute
All aboard! For many Australians, the train commute to and from work, university or school is often viewed as a dreary but necessary part of their daily routine. In today’s Aston Homes blog, we share five tips that are sure to provide entertainment and make for a smooth, swift commute. Study: Spending a couple of […]
An Aston Homes Guide To Creating Your Space!
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a freshly spruced space, especially one that complements your taste and lifestyle. Whether you’re decking out a brand-new build, looking to work some extra design elements into your current décor or simply inspired to live a little more minimally in 2019 – enjoy Aston Home’s tips on how […]
Why A Newly Built Home Is A Great Choice For Your Young Family
First-time parents – the Aston Homes team know you have a lot on your mind! If you’re also on the hunt for a happy home where your gorgeous little family can thrive, we applaud you – these are exciting, busy times! What do the Aston Homes team recommend to best support your family well into […]
Tips To Save A Deposit For Your First Home
For some Australians, home ownership can feel like an unreachable dream – but it doesn’t have to be. Strong first home buyer data proves that it is absolutely achievable to break into the property market, and that the dream of home ownership is alive and well in Australia. If you’re looking to pool your pennies […]
What To Consider When Selecting A Floorplan
At Aston Homes, we design and carefully curate floorplans to suit all kinds of families. As a result, our team understands that there are certain features that will compliment some lifestyles better than others. Whether you’re a first home-buyer, an established family, a mature couple or a retiree, there are a number of key considerations you […]
What Do Tenants Look For In A Rental Property?
In a competitive property market, renting is becoming a long-term lifestyle choice for many Australians. So, what features will have prospective tenants clambering over each other to live in your investment property? Today’s blog details just that. Read on! Heating and cooling Victoria’s fiery summers and frosty winters mean that providing climate control is critical […]
The Heart of Aston Homes
There’s no doubt that the Aston Homes building experience is a unique one. Not only do we specialise in building quality homes that last, we prioritise building trusting relationships – making the whole process a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. To better acquaint you with team Aston Homes, we spoke to one of the company’s Directors […]
Aston Homes – Sharing Our Secrets
When it comes to choosing a builder for your future home, there are ten secrets our team want you to know – and we’re sharing four of them with you today! The other six you will find in our helpful Aston Homes eBook – which you can download for free, right here! By considering each […]
Aston Homes – Your Lifestyle Upgrade
If you’re someone who loves hosting, entertaining and opening your happy home to friends and family – but doesn’t love the leaky taps, rickety floorboards and cracks in the paint that are beginning to show – you may be looking for a lifestyle upgrade, Aston Homes style! In today’s blog, the Aston Homes team highlight […]
Aston Homes – Creative Ways To Style Your Spare Room
At Aston Homes we’re proud to offer spacious, contemporary floor plans with bedrooms a-plenty – perfect for growing or established families, those who like to spread out or regular entertainers. However, when it comes time for your not-so-little ones to pack up and leave the nest or your holiday visitors to pile their Christmas prezzies […]
Aston Homes Explains – Victorian First Home Owner Grant And Concessions
If owning your own home for the first time is on your to-do list for 2019, the time to act is now! Did you know there are perks and programs available that could provide you with a little extra dosh towards the deposit for your first home? So, homeowners-to-be, how can the Victorian government help […]
How The Sunset Clause Can Set You Back – Aston Homes
Though it may sound golden, warm and wonderful – a Sunset Clause is a legal barrier that can cause property buyers a lot of stress when it comes to buying their dream home. Originally implemented as a means of protecting the interests of both buyer and developer, the legislation has more recently been criticised in […]
Free-Standing House Or Apartment – Why We’re On Team House!
So, you’ve been saving your dollars like a trooper and a deposit is shaping up nicely – now it’s time to consider purchasing property. While some people favour the convenience of inner-city apartment living, others prefer the space and flexibility of building a house-sized life in the suburbs. So what type of home best suits […]
Aston Homes Communities – A Place For Everyone
Concerned about taking the leap to a new community? Don’t be! Aston Homes build homes for clients from all walks of life – who are loving the fantastic lifestyle and opportunities available in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs. Whether you’re an established family with kids running around, a couple planning to start a family soon, […]
Soil Testing: Why It’s So Important When Building Your Home
Looking to improve your knowledge of the building process? Great! We at Aston Homes are experts in the field of quality home construction and are wanting to share our knowledge and experience with you – so that as you step through the journey of building, you understand the process and can make decisions based on […]
How To Achieve The 6-Star Energy Standard
As you commence your home-building journey, you’re bound to come across the Victoria Building Authority’s 6-Star Energy Standard. It sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it. But what is the 6-Star Energy Standard and how can you achieve it? Today, we answer these questions and more in the latest Aston Homes blog. What is the 6-Star Energy […]
How Long Does It Take To Build A Quality Home?
Reality television shows like ‘The Block’ and ‘House Rules’ have created a misconception that major building work can be completed in just weeks. In reality, the building process tends to take a little longer! To best illustrate the phrase ‘all good things take time’, Steve Lautier construction director at Aston Homes explains the building process […]
Community Conversations: Have Your Say on Huskisson Reserve
Whether you love kicking back at a family BBQ, donning your whites and tearing-up the cricket pitch or sharing sandwiches on a picnic with friends, Lalor’s Huskisson Reserve could soon be the perfect location for gorgeous, sunny days out. Here’s how you can get involved. The City of Whittlesea is currently in the planning stages […]
What To Be Aware of When Building Your Home
Building a home is one of the most exciting milestones you can accomplish in a lifetime. It’s a wonderful experience – when it all goes to plan! As with any large-scale project, mistakes can be hard to avoid. If you carefully dodge the big ones (those difficult mistakes that lead to unexpected costs and disappointment) […]
Selecting A Quality Builder – How Should You Choose?
At Aston Homes, we understand that selecting a quality builder can be a difficult and sometimes costly task! Instead of being a hassle, appointing a building should be an exciting occasion for you and your family. Aston Homes’ friendly team want to ensure that you enjoy the process of selecting a builder, and in today’s […]
Housing Affordability: Your Aston Homes Solution
There’s no argument that Australian real estate is amongst the world’s priciest. Phrases like ‘severely unaffordable’ and ‘impossibly expensive’ are not uncommon when describing the properties available in Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs. At Aston Homes, we’ve seen firsthand the trials and tribulations of home buyers being locked out of the Australian real estate market. Enjoying a modern, […]
Façades and Floorplans: Your Best Aston Homes Fit
At Aston Homes, we design and carefully curate floorplans that suit all kinds of families! Whether you’re an established family with lots of kids and pets running around, a couple juggling life with a newborn, retirees enjoying a little peace and quiet or a solo adventurer enjoying the journey into home-ownership – we’ve got you covered! […]
Easter Entertaining in Your Aston Home
Family get-togethers, egg hunts and hot cross buns are just a few of the things that the Aston Homes team love about Easter! With many families in Melbourne’s north and west celebrating a well-earned long Easter break, our team have compiled some great activities to help you celebrate the Easter break with an Aston Homes […]
What to Expect When Visiting Our Display Homes
Embarking on your visit to Aston Homes’ luxurious display suites? Our team can’t wait to welcome you! We understand that visiting a display home for the first time is an exciting occasion for you and your family, which is why our friendly team want to ensure that you have the most informative, insightful and enjoyable […]
Nail Your New Year’s Resolution: Begin Your Build!
So you’re looking at building your very own home in 2018? How exciting! At Aston Homes, we understand there comes a time when trekking across town for open for inspections that just don’t make the cut grows frustrating. You’re ready to retire from house-hunting once and for all, and sit on the cusp of choosing […]
Celebrating Christmas in Melbourne’s North
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Melbourne’s north, and to celebrate the arrival of our favourite season, the Aston Homes team have put together an essential Christmas events list to ensure there are no Silent Nights this December! Hume Carols by Candlelight Did you know that Carols by Candlelight is a tradition […]
Behind the Build: Bikram & Pavan
In the second of Aston Homes’ ‘Behind the Build’ blog series, we catch up with young married couple Bikram Singh and Pavan Preet – owners of a beautiful new Aston Homes property in bustling Mernda. Learn how Bikram and Pavan went from tenants to homeowners within the space of months – and why Melbourne’s north […]
Behind the Build: Nyrie Zougaib
The Aston Homes building experience is a unique one. To better acquaint you with the process, Aston Homes are proud to present our ‘Behind The Build’ blog series. In each blog, we sit down with our valued clients, and discuss their building experience. From the best local coffee to choosing the perfect colour scheme, Aston […]