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How to Make the Most Out of Storage While Building or Renovating

When building or renovating in Perth, chances are you will need storage space. You can try and save money by taking over the spare rooms and garages of your friends and family, but this will only put them out and make life more difficult for you. When your dream home is finished, you don’t want … Read more How to Make the Most Out of Storage While Building or Renovating

Could the MAX Light Rail project affect Perth’s house prices?

A city’s infrastructure is closely related to the property market that surrounds it. After all, while a custom luxury home is valuable in its own right, the potential for capital gains really rests on the region’s public services. Facilities such as telecommunications, transport systems and so on are always highly sought after, and projects that … Read more Could the MAX Light Rail project affect Perth’s house prices?

3 features every luxury custom home needs

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, building a new custom home is an opportunity to create a sophisticated property that provides the ultimate balance between comfort and style. Of course, there are many ways to achieve this, and as Perth’s premier luxury home builders we’ve seen many of them. From high stud ceilings … Read more 3 features every luxury custom home needs

3 ways to build a more energy-efficient home

The need for greater energy efficiency has become all too apparent in recent years. Evidence of climate change, soaring electricity bills and a stronger understanding of our impact on the environment has given rise to a range of eco-friendly products and services. What’s more, not only are these developments better for the planet, they’re also lighter … Read more 3 ways to build a more energy-efficient home

Top 3 features for outdoor kitchens

If you’re designing your own home, you’re in a unique position – you can create the perfect outdoor entertainment area. Yes, we’re talking about the barbecue wonderland you’ve always dreamed of. So, what’s on the list for your new alfresco space? 1. Stone or concrete flooring Aside from simply looking better than your average timber deck, … Read more Top 3 features for outdoor kitchens

eBook: Understanding the building process with Exclusive Residence

If you’re in the market for a custom-built luxury home in Perth, you’ll be aware that there are many empty promises out there. Looking for a premium builder means more than just finding a good price or an acceptable time frame – you need to find the best process. Exclusive Residence is uniquely positioned in the … Read more eBook: Understanding the building process with Exclusive Residence

Choosing the right flooring for your custom home

Flooring choices are more than a functional consideration when designing a custom home. Every house built by Exclusive Residence is an individually crafted masterpiece, and as the owner of a brand new luxury home, you want to see that reflected in every aspect when you step through the door for the first time. Hard wood Wooden … Read more Choosing the right flooring for your custom home

Foreign investment is enabling more new builds

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The effects of foreign investment in Australian real estate have often been debated. However, some firm evidence has been provided by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and the Property Council of Australia to give us a definitive answer. Commenting on the 2013-14 FIRB Annual Report, Property Council Chief Executive Ken Morrison noted that the significant increase in … Read more Foreign investment is enabling more new builds

Is there enough land to go around?

It’s become apparent that builders in Western Australia can expect a busy year ahead. From record-breaking dwelling approvals to all-time high commencements, the WA home-building market is looking strong. In fact, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the home loan figures for last year indicate a solid few months ahead. HIA Executive Director for Western Australia, John Gelavis noted … Read more Is there enough land to go around?

The history of Australian architecture in your luxury home

Australia has a vast landscape and a history that is packed with characters from around the world. Not only has this influenced the way we live today, it’s also moulded the houses we live in. From Italianate houses to Victorian terraces, there are very noticeable periods in Australian architecture, and they all have a role … Read more The history of Australian architecture in your luxury home

How many suburbs in WA have a median value of $1 million or more?

Whether you’re a first home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, the golden rule of property always applies: location, location, location. In the past we’ve investigated how population growth may influence the area in which prospective buyers build in Western Australia (WA), but in this article we’re going to take a look at how the state is … Read more How many suburbs in WA have a median value of $1 million or more?

New home building to stay strong in WA

There’s good news for consumers and home builders in Western Australia – a period of sustained activity ahead. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) released its Summer 2015 edition of the Western Australian Outlook on February 23, and it bodes well for the industry and those looking at custom home designs. According to the Outlook, new … Read more New home building to stay strong in WA

New home building a shining star in sluggish economy

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The performance of the national economy hasn’t exactly inspired confidence of late, but it has been true to what economists have predicted. The Housing Industry Association’s (HIA’s) latest statement reveals that one of the key factors that is helping the economy along is the construction of new homes. “The annual rate of growth of the … Read more New home building a shining star in sluggish economy

Perth’s inner suburbs ripe for development

It might seem improbable, but Perth’s inner and middle suburbs are in fact primed for development.  While those looking for affordable housing may be attracted to new builds on the fringe of the city, those looking to balance their lifestyle with their housing will be looking towards urban infill opportunities. Subdividing or demolishing to build your new … Read more Perth’s inner suburbs ripe for development

3 things to consider when designing your own home

Designing your house with a luxury custom home builder is an enjoyable and exciting process that, ultimately, means you get exactly what you want out of your custom home design. In order to make the most out of the process, there are several things you should consider beforehand. 1. Site location Where you choose to build … Read more 3 things to consider when designing your own home

WA is the second-most desired location for investors

For investors, finding the right custom home builders to create a beautiful home that’s likely to retain its value is the easy part. The real challenge lies in deciding on a location that shows signs of future growth, yet is still affordable enough to penetrate. Of course, finding the holy grail of investment markets is … Read more WA is the second-most desired location for investors

Future-proof your luxury home with these 4 smart devices

If you’ve got even a slight interest in technology, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard the phrase ‘internet of things’ (IoT) thrown around. What is the IoT? According to Forbes, it’s essentially the idea that everyday objects, from alarm clocks to toasters and everything in between, will be able to send and receive data … Read more Future-proof your luxury home with these 4 smart devices