One thing is for certain – there are never too many dull moments, or much downtime involved, in Alex Gibson’s job with SOHO Living.
Joining the company just over 2 years ago, Senior Development Manager Alex is responsible for overseeing the organisation, direction and delivery of the company’s many development projects, commanding a team of highly skilled development managers, as well as managing many of its key developer partnerships.
More Australians are embracing the benefits of solar energy and battery storage than ever before. With solar panel prices still coming down and a host of government solar and battery rebates to help get you started, it’s worth considering if now’s the right time to buy or upgrade. But with such a large range of products, installers and retailers out there, being an informed consumer has never been more important. Here’s our 101 guide to installing solar and battery storage for your home.
Paul Melideo, Westbrook’s Senior Project Manager, explains what happens once you buy your lot and before your title issues, and also how residential land developments come to life.
Ever wondered about how residential estates come to life? Or what actually happens between the time you purchase your lot off a plan until your title finally issues? Well, we thought we’d ask an expert to provide some answers to these questions and more.
We know an important factor for many families deciding where to build their forever home, is the ability to access great schools in their local area.
So, we are delighted to announce the approval of a Government Secondary School at Westbrook, currently named Truganina North Secondary School, with the first stage of a proposed two-campus secondary school forecast to open in 2024. Once all stages are completed the school will accommodate 2,200 students across both campuses.
Summer may be the time when many of us take time to relax and do things at a slightly slower pace. But it’s been business as usual at Westbrook, with plenty happening around the Estate over the past couple of months!
Over in the Northern Precinct, civil construction works in Stage 44 are nearing completion, with compliance and audit phases about to commence shortly, while in nearby Stages 45 and 44A civil construction works are expected to kick off in the first and second quarters of 2021 respectively.
What are design guidelines and why do I need them?
So, you have decided to purchase vacant land and build your new home at Dennis Family Corporations’ Westbrook residential estate. Before you do, it’s really important to understand exactly what obligations, rules and restrictions you’ll have to work within.
The design of your new house will need to comply with DFC’s design guidelines for Westbrook. Why do we have design guidelines?
Making the decision to buy land and build a new home is an exciting journey but can also be a daunting process even if you already own a home. That’s where the team at Westbrook is here to help and step you through the process.
Here’s our quick guide to the steps involved in buying your second home…
Where to next? It’s important to establish your budget. When working out your budget, you’ll need to factor in extra costs such as conveyancing, taxes, duties and fees.
We recommend that you contact your bank or a mortgage broker to find the right type of loan to suit your needs. Once again, our team can help you out by recommending a mortgage broker who’ll be able to step you through the finance process and apply for a home loan.
One of the most frequently asked, and notoriously difficult to answer, questions regarding purchasing property is: ‘should I buy before selling my existing property, or should I sell my existing property first?’.
Quite simply, every situation is different, and we recommend you consult an independent financial advisor before making any binding decisions.
There are a few key considerations that can help inform your decision making.