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, […]

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 […]

How to design your own kitchen

What do you most look forward to about building your own luxury home in Perth? There are some parts of the process that are more enjoyable than others, and many people find that what they enjoy the most is the interior design aspect. If you’re the gourmet chef in your family, you’ve likely claimed this […]

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 […]

Investing in new homes in Perth

For most people looking to build a luxury home, the goal is to create a place to raise a family or enjoy your lifestyle. however, there’s always the underlying pressure to make wise financial decisions. Will your property return a profit when you decide to sell? There are two ways to ensure a good capital […]

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 […]

Luxury home tips: Displaying art

A beautiful custom luxury home design in a leafy Perth suburb is an object of desire in itself, but often the most stunning premium properties are home to collections of incredible works of art. The trick is, these aren’t haphazard accumulations of display pieces – they are coordinated and planned for. Building room in your […]

Low cash rate continues

The financial commitment to your new custom luxury home design in Perth just got that little bit easier, as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced this week that the cash rate will remain at 2 per cent. The current record low was deemed appropriate when the board met on Tuesday June 2, with space […]

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 […]

Building hotspots in Western Australia

There are some fantastic spots in Western Australia to build a custom home – so much so, that we have some of the busiest construction zones in the country. According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), WA holds six of the top 20 residential construction hotspots in Australia, when taking into account building approvals and […]

What’s in a storey?

Every storey of every home built by Exclusive Residence has its own story. There are specific considerations for every custom home we build, from the customer’s wishes through to the unique site specifications and environmental factors. Building your dream home is about connecting your design ideals with reality, and choosing the right builder is how […]

Room to grow in Western Australia

There has been a lot of activity in the construction sector and builders in WA are very busy at the moment. However, the latest approvals figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals that there is still room for improvement as home building in the state has flattened out. Building approvals Australia wide reached […]

New home sales on the rise

It’s become quite evident that new homes are what Australia needs to keep the economy ticking over. This is especially true in the western-most state, where we find the decline of mining activity has changed the economic profile, while population continues to grow. This is why it’s particularly good to hear that new homes sales […]