Getting the Edge

Electrical packs – how prepared do you need to be?

Electrical packs – how prepared do you need to be?

One of the common causes of anxiety in building your first home is the mindset that everything has to be perfect when you move in.  Coupled with the thought that everything must remain new and pristine, many clients make the mistake of making decisions before they have moved into the home and understand how they … Continued
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Titled vs. Untitled: Land Explained

Titled vs. Untitled: Land Explained

Whether you’re looking to build your dream home or purchase vacant land as an investment, untitled land can be an affordable way for first home buyers to enter the property market. However, understanding the difference and benefits between the two can be a little confusing for some, so we’ve broken it down and explained what’s … Continued
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How do House & Land Packages work?

How do House & Land Packages work?

Many people understand the broad concept of a house and land package, but there’s plenty to know when it comes to this particular type of home buying. The process can seem quite complex and intimidating to some, so we’ve broken down what’s involved in the house and land purchase process to make it a bit … Continued
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To buy or to build? That’s the question!

To buy or to build? That’s the question!

For many first home buyers, deciding whether to purchase an established property or to build your own can be the most important decision of the process. To help make the decision easier, it’s worth looking at your priorities. What exactly do you want out of your first home? Is it your forever home or will … Continued
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What’s the catch? The ins and outs of Government grants

What’s the catch? The ins and outs of Government grants

For any prospective first home buyers out there, researching home loans and the ins-and-outs of the buying process can quickly become an overwhelming process. With the latest HomeBuilder grant being added to the list of Government schemes available to new builds, there’s now multiple options for first home buyers looking to enter the market. However, … Continued
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No deposit? No problem. Understanding LMI

No deposit? No problem. Understanding LMI

Are you a single saver? Or perhaps you’re trying to get a past car loan, or some student debt under control? Sometimes life can throw a curveball at your money plans, particularly if you’re saving for a long term goal such as a house deposit. But even if you’re not saving as much as you’d … Continued
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The different stages of the PDX building process

The different stages of the PDX building process

So you’re building a home with PDX and you’re excited because you know you’re in capable hands, but some insight into the process wouldn’t go astray… The official stages of a home build begin after you place your deposit. At this point, you are given access to our PDX portal — a fully digital, customer-based … Continued
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Cracking into the property market, our interview with Nicole Haddow

Cracking into the property market, our interview with Nicole Haddow

At thirty, journalist Nicole Haddow had unstable income, no financial plan and only credit-card debt to her name. But less than two years’ later she became a home-owner. PDX had the opportunity to interview Nicole about her experience cracking the property market. Her experience that then lead her to document the good and the bad … Continued
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Navigating COVID-19: Why now might just be the perfect time for first home buyers

Navigating COVID-19: Why now might just be the perfect time for first home buyers

“How will the coronavirus affect the property market” is one of the most Googled phrases in Australia since the beginning of 2020, and it’s clearly a topic of interest among many prospective home purchasers. While at the moment there is no clear-cut answer to this question, the media are reiterating the message that those with … Continued
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Four lifestyle suburbs you need to know about (but may have not have considered moving to)

Four lifestyle suburbs you need to know about (but may have not have considered moving to)

A lifestyle change doesn’t need to be something you put off until retirement. In fact, a growing number of millennials are skipping the wait — escaping major cities for a semi-regional tree or sea change, or a mix of both. And it’s not hard to see why. Congestion is increasing, along with rent and rising … Continued
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