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Footy Tipping: 2020 NRL Wrap Up!

The Adenbrook Homes inaugural Footy Tipping competition got off to a tumultuous start with Covid-19 proving to be a force that could stop the NRL after just two rounds. Despite the lockdowns, the NRL led the sporting world, restarting the competition on May 28, sparking controversy and forcing players into what has become known as the Covid-bubble. Some players, including the Premiers who have become known as the Melbourne Sunshine Coast Storm spent over 5 months away from family to ensure that the show continued on.

The lure to tip against Scott Prince, saw over 200 participants sign up for the Adenbrook Homes tipping competition and subsequently ride the NRL wave throughout 2020 with the grand prize of $5,000 on the line. The season saw many ups and downs, with the Broncos facing off-field issues and eventually taking out the wooden spoon, while playing a season without a home game the New Zealand Warriors fought valiantly to take out 10th place and facing a 14 day quarantine on return to their home soil.

As we arrived at the finals, it was the ‘almost’ unstoppable Penrith Panthers… The Riff… The Pennies… The Mountain Men having won 17 games on the trot up against the minor premiers from 2019 the Melbourne Storm to see who would take out top spot and also would determine who would be our first every winner for the Adenbrook Homes tipping competition.

At the start of the game, the only thing that was certain was the Scott Prince wouldn’t be our 2020 champion, sitting on 102nd spot he was well and truly out of the running. At half time, the crowd favourites, the Panthers trailed by 22-0 looking like a flogging was on the cards but the boys fought in the second 40 to conclude the game in a nail biting final few minutes that saw the Melbourne Storm just take out victory with a 26-20 scoreline at fulltime.

The conclusion of the season wrapped up with our tipping competition winner @evilsteve, an avid Penrith fan finding consolation in taking out top spot and the $5,000 prize money with a lead of just ONE point. A close runner up was @brendanmeubilair taking out second place, with @houses66 who is currently building with Adenbrook Homes Port Macquarie wrapping up the winners circle in third place.

We are delighted to announce that the Adenbrook Homes footy tipping competition will run again in 2021, so get your pre-season research done early next year and sign up ready to compete for some great prizes. Thank you to everyone who participated this year and we look forward to having a bigger and better, Covid-free comp next year.

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Location Spotlight: 1881 Tullimbar Community News

One fundamental choice when building a new home is… choosing where! As working from home has become increasingly popular, many Australians are making the move to regional and coastal areas.  Whilst “city living” still has much to offer, regional areas present a more relaxed, community environment, a pleasant contrast from the hustle and bustle of city life.  A healthy and happy lifestyle is fast becoming an important value to people, couples and families of all shapes and sizes.

Adenbrook Homes Wollongong have seen a high demand of land and on offer in the gorgeous 1881 Tulimbar community.  Enveloped by hills, 1881 Tullimbar embraces the wholesome country lifestyle. Located amongst the lush leafy surrounds of the Illawara Range, 1881 Tullimbar pairs perfectly with the equally beautiful coastal lifestyle only moments away.

The incredible location matched with community spirit within 1881 Tullimbar makes it one of the most desirable on the South Coast.  Enjoy the high-quality facilities including the local community garden, located within close reach to local schools and hospitals. Choose from a range of land options matched with one of Adenbrook Homes well-appointed house designs.

Searching for your sea change? Speak to Jillian Stokes of Adenbrook Homes Wollongong 0415 301 615 or jillian.stokes@adenbrook.com.au.

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Last chance to secure $25,000 HomeBuilder Scheme!

As 2020 fast approaches its end, so too does the Federal Governments Home Builder Scheme. New home buyers need to act now to take advantage of the $25,000 HomeBuilder Scheme ending 31st December 2020. Eligible new home buyers wanting to build with Adenbrook Homes must deposit before 22nd November 2020 to allow time for contracts to be finalised before the cut-off date!

First announced as economic response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the HomeBuilder scheme has been an incredible stimulus to the residential construction industry. Of over 11,000 HomeBuilder applications Australia-wide, 78% have come from New Build residential construction. Owning your first home, dream home or forever home has never been more attractive or achievable. Regional and coastal areas have since seen a boom in house and land sales, with registered land selling out across newly released housing estates, with titled land becoming more and more scarce. Buyers must enquire now to secure their perfect home and land!

For first home buyers, other Government Grants remain in place for eligible buyers including the First Home Owners Grant and the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, making buying your first home a reality.

If you have been considering buying a new home, now is the time to act so you can build and SAVE! Take advantage of the $25,000 cash bonus so you can really stop dreaming and start building.

There has never been a better time to buy a new home than now!

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How to Choose the Right Home Builder

Choosing to build a new home is a big decision. But one of the most important aspects of the whole process is ensuring you choose the right builder. There are a range of factors that go into this decision, and narrowing it down can sometimes be a challenge. 

In this article, Adenbrook Homes has outlined some very important considerations to take into account when selecting the builder of your new home

Pick someone with a standout reputation.

Adenbrook Homes is a national brand with local builders situated across Australia. Our experienced team offers clients a diverse collection of single and double storey new home designs. Having won numerous awards over the last 20 years, Adenbrook Homes has experience building quality homes in a range of suburbs and is highly reputable across the country. 

Ensure your budget will align with their budget.

There are specialist builders for all kinds of homes. From mid-range projects to luxury designs, the options are endless. However, before selecting a particular style, you should consider the budget of your project. 

There is no point in approaching a high-end home builder if you intend to build a smaller sized home, as the margins will be smaller for them than a more delux project. Picking a builder who’s pricing aligns with your expectations is the best way to ensure your project remains on budget and can be completed without an outrageous and unexpected price tag.

Are they experts in your desired home style?

Home builders specialise in certain styles for a reason. If you are building a single-storey home, you will want to select a home builder that specialises in this. While picking a highly-regarded, luxury home builder might look attractive, they might not have the experience you are looking for, and could end up providing plans for a much more elaborate home than you were expecting. Browse their portfolio – if they’ve built a home similar to what you are looking for, chances are they can do the same for you.

Consider a well-known builder in a particular location.

Most builders specialise in building homes in a particular location, where their pricing is more competitive. You will likely want to choose a builder that has a vast sample of built homes in the area. The best-bet for getting exactly what you want, where you want, is to find a company that is also happily and well-represented in the suburb you are building in.

This will ensure they have experience with zoning and building in a particular neighbourhood. It also means they will be better connected when it comes to hiring trades close by to carry out particular jobs for your new home. 

Testimonials and reviews are key.

Chat with the builder’s previous clients, or go on their website and check out testimonials and past builds. You can also utilise Google to research additional reviews online. All of this will give you a better indication of the work they have done before and how happy (or unhappy) their clients have been.

For more information on Adenbrook Homes and our services, display homes and other packages available, give us a call at 1300 086 272 and a friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you further.

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Adenbrook Homes Gold Coast HIA Award Winner 2020

Winner of HIA Award Display Home $300,001 to $400,000

 

The stage was set Friday September 18th, 2020 for the HIA Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Awards. Despite the awards looking a little different this year due to Covid-19, the Adenbrook Homes Gold Coast team were still excited to see the results! To our delight, the gorgeous Heydon E with Haven Facade was recognised as ‘Winner of Display Home $300,001 to $400,000’ category.

Franchise owner Giorgio Tosoni commented; “I am both humbled and honoured to have won this award, and to be recognised for the whole teams hard work”. He continued: “Recognition is great, but we’d like to think that all our homes are award winners”

The Heydon E home design featuring the Hampton’s inspired Haven facade is as unique and distinct as it is contemporary. Designed utilising unconventional angles the home is filled with character and deliberate purpose that offers surprises at every turn. With a focus on entertaining, the Heydon design exudes vibrance and coastal chic throughout the generously appointed home. The interior design continues the Hampton’s theme while ensuring that the hub of the home is a real show stopper.

Giorgio will not compromise on quality and his loyal team of dedicated trades share his passion for attention to detail and quality workmanship. Also important to Giorgio is his customers overall build experience which is why service is paramount as is his hands-on approach, keeping clients informed and involved throughout the project.

Giorgio works tirelessly to not only meet, but to exceed their clients’ expectations to key handover and beyond. Giorgio is a firm believer in building ‘Homes not Houses’ and has a personal touch on every clients build – just another reason to choose your Local Builder backed by a Big Brand. A reflection of Giorgio’s hard work is his excellent 5 Star Rating on Product Review.

Giorgio would like to extend his thanks to all his local staff, suppliers, local trades, his clients and the backing of Adenbrook Homes.

Visit our award winning display home at 13 Forestdale Street, Coomera. 

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Meet First Home Buyers Kirsty and Kyle

There has never been a better time to build a new home! We spoke to first home buyers Kirsty and Kyle who recently completed their new home build in Marsden Park, Sydney. They told us a little bit about their journey with Adenbrook Homes Greater Sydney.

“We decided to build our first home rather than buy an already established home as we wanted the freedom to design a home that WE wanted, rather than what someone else wanted.

Being new to property we weren’t quite too sure where to start. We decided to head to the Marsden Park display village to scope out what our options were and what builders we liked and didn’t like.”

So, let’s find out a little bit more about what their Adenbrook Homes experience was like:

“As soon as we entered the display home for Adenbrook Homes we were a little sceptical at first, as we thought based on how beautiful the houses were, that they were way out of our price range. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that there were amazing options for us.

We absolutely adored everyone we came into contact with in Adenbrook Homes. Renee, Elle, and Melissa in the office were always so lovely and helpful throughout the entire experience. We especially loved the colours appointment with Elle, as she really helped us bring the vision we had to life.

Our site supervisor Ben was awesome, we knew our home was in amazing hands when we learned how friendly and knowledgeable he was.”

To finish off, Kirsty and Kyle have some excellent advice for people starting their journey.

“Our advice to people looking to build would be to look at reviews for all builders and to head to a display village to sit down and talk to them about what they are all about.

We would recommend Adenbrook Homes over and over again. We’ve lost count with how many times we’ve recommended them already! If you’re looking for quality, affordability and a team that is dedicated to bringing your dreams to life, Adenbrook Homes is your builder.”

If you are thinking about building, now could not be a better time.  Contact us to discuss your dream home build and work with the big brand and local builder.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation Corporate Partnership

Adenbrook Homes are proud to be a Corporate Partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Our aim is to raise awareness and support their mission for zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Our partnership began in 2020, and saw us double our first fundraising goal for the ‘Go Pink’ month in which we raised $24,746. We will continue that momentum going in future fundraising opportunities.

Approximately 55 Australians are diagnosed with Breast Cancer each day. Breast cancer does not discriminate between men and women, with 1 in 675 men and 1 in 7 women diagnosed in their lifetime. Adenbrook Homes CEO, Michael Kravic discusses the importance of this Corporate Partnership within the Adenbrook Homes business;

“Adenbrook Homes are proud to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation as this is a cause that has impacted many members of our team and therefore is close to our hearts. We, as a group understand the importance of ongoing research if we are to find a cure and achieve Zero Deaths from breast cancer in the future. We will continue to support NBCF in any way we can and are humbled to be corporate partners.”

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has done amazing work in reducing the five year survival rate from 76% to 91% since it first opened in 1994. We look forward to supporting this amazing cause and raising much needed funds to see zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

 

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Celebrating 5 Years in Northern Rivers and Tweed

We are celebrating 5 Years of Adenbrook Homes Northern Rivers and Tweed this September, 2020. Glen and Sarah Stewart love what they do and are committed to working closely with their clients to get a thorough understanding of their vision and to help make their dreams a reality. We are excited to share our 5 favourite things about Glen and Sarah Stewart!

1. FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS
Northern Rivers and Tweed business owners of 5 years, are husband and wife duo, Glen and Sarah Stewart. Together Glen and Sarah work tirelessly to not only meet, but to exceed their clients’ expectations. Adenbrook Homes Northern Rivers and Tweed commence with 4 site starts in the first year of operation, to the current volume which is in excess of 35 site starts per year. Even with this growth, Glen still oversees all construction and each and every build as well as being the direct point of contract for clients during construction. The couple welcomed their first child Maya in June 2020. Inspired by their gorgeous first born, Adenbrook Homes have named a home design the ‘Maya’ after Glen and Sarah’s little one. The Maya design is suitable for sloping blocks for which the Northern Rivers and Tweeds region is renowned.

2. AWARD WINNING
Both Glen and Sarah have been recognised with Industry awards and accolades. Glen was nominated as ‘Young Builder of the Year’ as he demonstrates strong leadership traits, provides training and support and guidance for others in the industry and is always looking for unique ways to solve problems. Quality workmanship and integrity are the underpinning values attributed to Glen’s success.

Sarah won the ‘Women in Building’ award as she represents an outstanding role model for women working in the construction industry. Sarah has a unique understanding of the construction industry from a sales, marketing and customer service perspective right through to construction principles on the job site.

3. LOVE LOCAL
Glen and Sarah love their local area. Adenbrook Homes Northern Rivers Tweed not only support their local community by securing local tradespeople and maintaining strong employment in the Northern Rivers Tweed region, boosting the local economy.

4. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Glen and Sarah understand the importance of sustainability and utilising building practices that are not harmful to the environment. Glen has also obtained his Green Smart Certification, assisting him to guide clients to choose environmentally friendly options, reduce their carbon footprint and minimise their impact on the environment.

5. CHARITY WORK
Glen and Sarah recently contributed to the Coast to Country Water Run raising much needed funds for those impacted by drought. They also support the RSPCA through donations, raising money and holding a cupcake morning tea with all proceeds going directly to help animals in need. It should also be noted that Adenbrook Homes Northern Rivers and Tweed are also involved with our corporate partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and recently raised in excess of $3,000 to support the search for a cure.

With a generous attitude and a focus on supporting local, Sarah and Glen continue to have a profound positive impact on their region. For the month of September, Adenbrook Homes Northern Rivers and Tweed are offering their clients to ‘Win a $5,000 Colour Room voucher to spend on upgrading your new home.’ * Terms and conditions apply. Find out more below:

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Adenbrook Homes Coffs Harbour Display Now Open

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Adenbrook Homes Mid North Coast are pleased to announce our brand new display home now open in Coffs Harbour. Make your way down to 1 Angler Court, Bonville in the Sawtell Commons Estate to view our latest, on trend display home!

Designed by Adenbrook Homes, and styled by Julie Borger from Windemere Interiors, this home oozes tasteful, boho chic, coastal vibes on offer from this sensational beachside location. Thoughtfully designed, the Baywood with Lennox Facade affords privacy and separation while also offering a central heart of the home which is comprised of kitchen, dining and alfresco space ideal for entertainment, enjoyment and relaxation.

Relax and enjoy this stunning coastal town located on the mid north coast of New South Wales, Australia. Internationally known for being the home of the Big Banana, this welcoming community is full of atmosphere and lifestyle. Delight in this remarkable seaside community which offers wide open parklands, safe patrolled beaches, renowned board riding locations and planned pathways and cycleways – creating the ultimate outdoor lifestyle.

Adenbrook Homes are a local, family owned builder that have been building homes across the Mid North Coast region for the past decade. We build award-winning designs and never compromise on quality. We understand the hardest part of building a new home is understanding the costs and the most stressful is discovering hidden costs during your build. That is why we make it simple with an extensive list of inclusions that other builders would call ‘upgrades’ and provide fixed fee builds with no hidden costs.

Contact Niki Whelan on niki.whelan@adenbrook.com.au or 0412 797 925 to discuss your build opportunity in the Coffs Harbour region.

Display open from 10am to 4pm everyday.

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WE DOUBLED OUR GOAL!

This June, the team at Adenbrook Homes made a pledge to #gopink in support of our corporate partners, the National Breast Cancer Foundation with a goal to raise $12,000 to contribute to ongoing breast cancer research – research that will detect tumours earlier, improve outcomes and ultimately save lives.

Go Pink month looked a little different across Australia for Adenbrook Homes. Each franchise got creative to raise awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We saw our Greater Sydney franchise owner Daniel Galea and site supervisor Ben Adams ‘Shave It’, our National Sales and Marketing Manager Christie Turner chose to ‘Colour It’ and each of our teams ‘Wore It’ with a custom PINK uniform. Nadia from the Gold Coast chose to wear bright Pink make-up for the month of June.  Our Marketing Team got active and each member chose different activities, Mel ran 150km’s to raise awareness and Lauren did 53 Sit-Ups per day for the 53 Australians who are diagnosed each and every day. Shelley and Charlotte James from our Hawkesbury Blue Mountains Franchise walked 150km’s together throughout the month of June.

And, finally the results are in… Adenbrook Homes raised over $24,600 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation which is double our goal! We are so proud of our achievement and the contribution we have made by taking decisive action towards a future without fear of breast cancer. This is a cause that is very close to our hearts and we vow to continue doing what we can to support such an incredible, life saving cause!

A huge congratulations to our Sydney and Wollongong teams who together raised over $16,000 which is an outstanding effort and something the team are very proud of. Daniel and Ben might be feeling the cold a little more now since shaving but their contribution is impressive and worthy of accolades. Well done everyone!

 

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