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A guide to buying land and building a home for purchasers who are not experienced with the key details of the process and potential pitfalls.

A step-by-step guide to buying a new home  YOUR HOME     YOUR FUTURE     YOUR LIFESTYLE  Bonus  Free checklist inside  Bes...
10 steps to your new home You and your family  You and your builder working together  Your builder  see pages 2   3  step ...
Buyer   s Guide Buying a new home is an exciting process. This Guide will take you through the process of choosing a new h...
step 1  Getting started  step 2  Your home is important in so many ways step 3  step 4  step 5  step 6  It   s a place to ...
Checklist  Getting started Our family   s    must haves      Start with a list The process of buying a home can seem compl...
step 1  Planning your budget  step 2  Invest in the long term step 3  step 4  step 5  step 6  step 7  step 8  step 9  step...
Choosing where to live Location, location   Checklist  Choosing where to live  Location is so important. You have the oppo...
step 1  Choosing your new home  step 2  Know the rules step 3  step 4  step 5  First, it helps if you can find out the req...
Here are some tips for positioning your living areas      If the front of your block faces south, place living areas at th...
step 1  Choosing your new home  step 2  Aim for the stars step 3  step 4  step 5  step 6  step 7  step 8  step 9  step 10 ...
The way the sun moves across the sky means that some places are better for glass than others    glass facing north is idea...
step 1  Working with your builder  step 2  Your living areas step 3  step 4  step 5  step 6  step 7  step 8  step 9  Here ...
Checklist  Our living areas and kitchen The living areas we need are   Your kitchen Kitchens are said to be the heart of t...
step 1  Working with your builder  step 2  Your bathrooms and laundry step 3  step 4  step 5  step 6  step 7  Everybody lo...
Checklist  Our bathrooms, laundry, bedrooms and home office Will our bathrooms and laundry have a window for natural venti...
step 1  Selecting heating   cooling  step 2  Don   t get into hot water with your bills  step 3  step 4  step 5  Did you k...
Keep warm and stay cool  Checklist  Our heating and cooling  Many of the tips in this Guide can help make your home natura...
step 1  Selecting fittings   appliances  step 2  See the light step 3  step 4  step 5  they save energy and last longer   ...
Choose appliances wisely  Checklist  Our fittings and appliances  A smart choice is one that continues to save you money f...
step 1  Selecting colours   finishes  step 2  Don   t be floored step 3  step 4  step 5  step 6  Carpet gives warmth to an...
Checklist  Our colours and finishes The types of flooring in our home   and timbers go well with this look. If you prefer ...
step 1  Designing your outdoor living  step 2  Go for the great outdoors step 3  step 4  step 5  step 6  step 7  step 8  s...
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