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Beechwood Homes are proud to have been Platinum Sponsor at the 2015 Macarthur Ladies Night Out, a charity event that raises money for the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre.

Now in its 7th year, the Macarthur Ladies Night Out event has raised over $120,000 for the Centre. The money raised by the event will be donated to the Wig Library, supporting women who have lost their hair through medical treatments such as chemotherapy.

Nearly 250 women came together on Saturday 12th September in a room of pink to raise money for the charity. Hundreds of balloons were sold with raffle tickets attached to win items all donated to the charity, as well a silent auction and a range of other raffles.

Beechwood was proud to be a sponsor for the event and applauds the good work of the charity in supporting the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre.

Beechwood Homes is proud to have won ‘Best exhibition/project home between $250,000-$300,000’ at the 2015 Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Housing Awards.

Held at the Star Event Centre on Saturday 29 August, the Beechwood Asquith 36 home, currently on display at Shell Cove Display Village, was awarded for its overall design and floor space to total space ratio.

Vic Cavasinni, Managing Director, Beechwood Homes has celebrated the award with his team. “Thank you to the Master Builders Association of NSW for this award. The Asquith 36 home is a testament to our focus on designing and building affordable homes for Australian families.

For Beechwood, affordable doesn’t translate to less quality. We are proud to offer affordable, well designed homes where quality is guaranteed.”

The Master Builders NSW Housing Awards showcase the very best in residential building, rewarding quality, workmanship and innovation. Highly contested in all sectors, the MBA’s award programs represent the encouragement and promotion of excellence in construction, workmanship, innovation and dedication to the industry and are one of the industry’s oldest award programs.

The category won by Beechwood Homes Asquith 36 was hotly contested by a range of well-known and respected builders. Beechwood Homes is proud to be a winner in such a prestigious and recognised industry award.

“Congratulations to our customers who have built the Asquith 36 design, helping make it a popular choice for families thanks to its combination of quality and affordability,” concluded Mr. Cavasinni.

The Asquith 36 is a single storey home and part of Beechwood’s popular Evolution series. You can view the Asquith 36 at Housing World, Shell Cove on the South Coast and also Hunter HomeWorld at Chisolm, Berry Park on the North Coast.

   
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Beechwood now has display homes for you to visit across three separate Sydney locations – Oran Park, Kellyville and Gledswood Hills with twelve different display homes to explore.


Visiting a Beechwood Sydney display home is a great way to explore the different features available and see how a Beechwood home would suit your family needs – while also giving the kids a chance to argue over which bedroom they each want.


To make the most of your visit to a Sydney display home, plan your visit in advance to make sure you are seeing the display homes that most suit you – single storey or double storey? How many bedrooms and bathrooms are ideal for your new home? What are some of the non negotiable features you want in your new home?


When you are in the display home, take your time to look around, envisage how your family would make use of the space. Stand in the kitchen – can you see the kids playing in the backyard? Do you need to? Is there a quiet study space for your home office or for your teenager to study? What is the proximity of the bedrooms – do you want to be right next door to the rest of the family or enjoy and bit of a parents retreat?


Ask the sales person for a brochure on each home so you can take notes – seeing just three to four display homes during a visit can start to blur what you liked and didn’t like about each of the home designs. And that includes did it “feel” right for you, not just if it’s right on paper, ...and yes…we’re more than happy to make changes to suit your needs!!!

Sydney Beechwood Display Homes

Display Village

Opening Hours

Homes on Display

HomeWorld V (Kellyville)

Hartigan Avenue, Kellyville

Open 7 Days, 10am - 5pm

Lindeman Twenty Seven

Hayman Thirty Three

Bedarra Thirty Four Grand Terrazza

Bayswater Forty One

Seacliffe Thirty Seven

Edgecliffe Vibe Thirty Seven

Oran Park Town Village (Oran Park)

Bond Street, Oran Park

Open 7 Days, Fri 10am - 4pm; Sat to Thurs 10am - 5pm

Asquith Thirty One |

Cremorne Twenty Six

HomeWorld (Gledswood Hills)

Halifax Way (off Camden Valley Way, Catherine Field), Gledswood Hills

Open 7 Days, 10am - 5pm

Fitzroy Twenty Seven

Brampton Twenty Six

Fraser Twenty Nine

Sovereign Thirty

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To celebrate Beechwood’s new partnership with the Newcastle Jets, and our other sponsorships of Sydney FC and NRL Newcastle Knights, Beechwood Homes is sharing the joy with our Show Your Colours Promotion.


When you visit a Beechwood Display centre or Sales centre in Sydney, North or South Coast, wear any A-League or NRL jersey, mention the Beechwood Newcastle Jets sponsorship and you’ll get a discount of $500 on top of any other offer when you first request a tender. The discount will increase to $1,000 if you are wearing a Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC or Newcastle Knights jersey at the time.


Beechwood have display homes in Sydney at HomeWorld V at Kellyville, Oran Park Town Village at Oran Park and HomeWorld at Gledswood Hills. In Northern NSW, Beechwood display homes are located at Watagan Park Estate at Cooranbong and at Hunter HomeWorld, Berry Park. On South Coast NSW, at Housing World Shell Cove and Twin Waters South Nowra.


Beechwood Business offices are located at Unit 2, 25-27 Redfern Street, Wetherill Park, Unit 4, 26 Balook Drive, Beresfield (off Weakleys Drive), Corner Cambewarra Road & Princes Highway, Bomaderry and 10 Ralston Drive, Orange.

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It is an undisputed fact that Beechwood Homes have been through some tumultuous times. This July 29 marked the 7 year anniversary of the current management taking over Beechwood. It is not our nature to dwell to past happenings, this is the opportunity to acknowledge that it has taken a lot of hard work and some patience, but we have re-emerged as a stronger, driven and more reliable building company across Sydney and NSW.

It is true that when we took control of Beechwood Homes back in 2008, we inherited a long list of issues to work through. It has been our solid commitment to our clients that has seen us honour existing contracts and strongly push ahead with new and exciting ventures.

In the 7 years since taking on Beechwood Homes, we have built over 3,500 affordable family homes. We have built 3,500 homes that families will relax in, enjoy their time together in, and will build their lives in.

Beechwood Homes have been instrumental in the development of not only metropolitan estates but also regional building centres in NSW. We have now expanded our building locations to areas such as the South Coast, the Central West, and as far North as Port Macquarie just to mention a few.

By making our family homes and services available to people in these regional areas, we are creating an opportunity for affordable housing and lifestyles for those who may not otherwise be able to get into the market. We are opening up Australia.

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Are you dreading your internal colours selection appointment, simply because you just don’t know what colours you want to use in your new Beechwood home? For some people, finding their own style can come easily, but for others, this part of the building process can be quite daunting.

A great place to start getting ideas for your colour palette is to visit one of Beechwood’s display homes across Sydney, and the New South Wales South and North Coasts. When Beechwood build a display home, our own colour consultants design the colour scheme for interior and exterior areas. They are experts at creating fantastic colour schemes that will match your vision for your new Beechwood Home.

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Another option is to do your research online, utilising sites like the Taubmans® Colour Tips website for inspiration. 

These tips introduce you to some of the colour basics to help you get started. Shayna Blaze, popular Interior Designer, TV Presenter and also an Ambassador for Taubmans® has provided her ‘10 Commandments of Colour’.

Getting yourself familiar with the basics and learning about warm and cool colours will assist you when trying to develop the colour combinations for your home.

If you still aren’t sure about the style you want your home to portray, take a look at the Taubmans® Colour Game. This creative tool gets you to choose a range of images and words that best fit your lifestyle to determine a colour palette that best reflects your personality.

The team at Beechwood Homes have fantastic colour consultants who are here to help you transform your Beechwood house into your very own “home”.

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Mortgage Insurance, or Lenders Mortgage Insurance, is generally payable by those who have an initial deposit of less than 20% of the total value of the loan. While this can be seen as an extra cost on top of the bank loan, it can also help people achieve the dream of home ownership earlier.

By protecting their loans, Lenders Mortgage Insurance from some lenders can allow you to borrow up to 95% of the purchase price of your home, with a lower deposit than is usually required.

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Traditionally, lenders require borrowers to have at least a 20% deposit. However by using Lenders Mortgage Insurance, lenders can offer lower deposit home loans. Lenders Mortgage Insurance protects the lender if a borrower is unable to meet their mortgage repayments.

Genworth, one of Australia’s largest Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance providers, has generated some ballpark calculations for the cost of Mortgage Insurance for a first home borrower in NSW, based on different deposit amounts. It also has an LMI calculator to narrow down the cost based on your finances.

 

Cost of Property

Cost of Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance

   
 

5% deposit

10% deposit

15% deposit

$400,000

$12,852

$6,474

$3,613

$500,000

$16,065

$8,092

$4,516

$600,000

$25,918

$12,304

$6,722

$700,000

$30,238

$14,355

$7,842

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^Quotes taken from Genworth LMI calculator, correct as at 1/1/2015

With the current low interest rates and highly active property market, many lenders are competing for your mortgage by offering loans which waive the cost of Mortgage Insurance for loans up to 85% loan to value ratio, meaning your deposit can be 15%, not the previous entry barrier of 20%.

Most importantly, be sure to speak with different lenders to ensure you get the best value mortgage for you.

 

 

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House & Land Packages

Builders often use terms such as ‘House and Land package’ or ‘Spec Home package’, but rarely explain the difference between the two.
 
As the name suggests, a ‘Spec Home’ is a home that it built on speculation. The builder includes various features in the home that it hopes buyers will find appealing.  Usually, a Spec Home is a package that is already under construction or is sometimes completed at the time of purchase.
 
 
A ‘House and Land Package’ is a package that has not been constructed and is usually in the planning stages at the time of purchase. As a House and Land Package is often purchased while still in the planning stages, there is normally some flexibility for buyers to select certain finishes, for instance, tiles, tapware, carpets, paint colours etc to suit their particularly tastes. A ‘House and Land Package’ starts with a basic package and gives you the freedom to modify the package to suit your needs.
 
The greatest advantages with buying a Spec Home are that you can enjoy the benefits of owning a brand new home without waiting several months before moving in. Further, as the house has already been constructed or is under construction, you can physically see what you are getting, as opposed to trying to imagine based on plans and drawings etc. For those who want to have the opportunity to actually walk through the home before making a purchase, a spec home may be the way to go. The same is true for those who do not have their heart set on including specific options in the home. While a Spec Home is not the right choice for those who want to choose every single detail of their new home, it is a great option for property investors, who can often quickly start receiving rental income.

Beechwood Homes currently have some fantastic ‘Home and Land Packages’ as well as three ‘Spec Home Packages’ at Jordan Springs, Sydney available.  For more information on these packages simply click here.

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Choosing the right floor plan for you, sounds simple, but in fact can be one of the hardest decisions when deciding to build a new home because it requires a huge amount of imagination, planning and forward thinking.

When choosing floor plans, be sure to consider your family dynamics and lifestyle. It may sound like a cliché, but whilst a home may look pretty on display, you need to be able to imagine your family living in the home. And you need to plan for not only what you family looks like today, but also for extra kids that might come along in the next few years.

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Finding the right colour palette for your Beechwood Home

If you are an entertainer, you will need plenty of living space and a perfect outdoor area. Older children often require larger bedrooms. If you are a collector or love scrapbooking, you will require plenty of storage space. If the in-laws will be staying over, you will need a guest space. But a word of warning – if your guest space is much nicer than their home, they might never leave! If you have younger children, choose a design that leaves you with plenty of outdoor space for them to run around. You will also need to consider how your proposed design will sit on your block of land and whether you would like a single storey or double storey house.

If you are finding the whole process of selecting a floor plan difficult, a suggestion would be to walk through as many display homes as possible (preferably Beechwood display homes!). Take some notes  of what you find appealing with each particular design. Also, stand back and watch your family inspect these homes. They might point out features that you may not have thought of.

After you have started to narrow down your selections, consider all the furnishings you would like to use in  your new home. Often people choose their floor plans without contemplating their furnishings, and then discover their furniture will not fit. Whilst ‘chunky’ comfortable lounges are great, they take up considerable space. You also need to consider how you get them into your house and whether door openings will be wide enough. It is a great idea to take a tape measure with you when inspecting.

Finally it is important to note, that our designs can be customised to suit your needs. If you have made your decision on a floor plan, but it still needs a bit of 'tweaking' to get it perfect, then speak to one of our friendly building and design team members, or alternatively click here to find out more.

We pride ourselves on trying to build the exact home that our clients want.

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Beechwood Homes staff member Jessica recently took her family to a trip to visit the range of Beechwood Homes on display at Housing World Shell Cove. The following is her experience while she was there.

When I first pulled up outside the sales office I was blown away by the four impressive homes that stood before me. I could not help but imagine what it would be like to pull into the street with the kids in tow, have us all pile out of the car and race through the front door at the end of a hard day’s work. With a smile on my face, we all proceeded through to inspect the homes.

I found myself standing back and watching my children explore the home. They were drawn to the large open living spaces, opening every door they could find and racing through the homes arguing which room would be theirs. My husband was more impressed with the theatre rooms and whilst getting comfortable on the lounge proceeded to tell me, “We need a room like this at home to be my ‘man cave’.”

I have to say I was most impressed by the kitchens and large pantry spaces, one home even had a butler’s pantry; something I would love to have in my own home. This was an affordable home design that offered something special to each of us.

Upon leaving, I stopped to talk to Matt Slee, one of the Building and Design team members at Beechwood Homes. He was extensively knowledgeable with each of the new designs on display. We got to talking about what inclusions come with these homes. I was surprised at the amount of quality inclusions that Beechwood offer as “Indulgence Packages”.

These Indulgence Packages include items that I had not expected, but with inclusions like carpet and tiles, 3 coat paint system and termite resistant frames, I walked away being genuinely impressed with Beechwood Homes.”

Beechwood Homes display houses at Housing World Shell Cove is open 7 Days, Sat to Thurs 10am - 5pm & Fri 10am - 4pm at the Corner of Apollo Drive & Clipper Avenue, Shell Cove.

Beechwood display homes at Shell Cove include Moscato Guest, Asquith Thirty Six, Seacrest Thirty Seven and the new Edgecliffe Vibe Thirty Seven.

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