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WHAT EXACTLY ARE BUILDING SITE COSTS? THEY’RE one of the most misunderstood expenses when building a new home ... so what are building site costs and how do you avoid being stung? When building a new home there are a number of costs associated with prepping the site ready for our builders to come in and start laying foundations. These are things like an onsite toilet, scaffolding and security fencing, to name a few - and, if you’ve been past a building site recently, you’ll will have noticed all of these. On top of all that, there are the paperwork costs, such as permits and tests that must be carried out before any work can commence. And while some

of these can be completed by you, we usually take all the legwork over so you can get on with day to day life. So ... there are legitimate building site costs that must be covered and included in the total cost of the build. However, the problem with building site costs is that some builders use them to baffle clients and hide discounts they may have given you elsewhere. For example, imagine your builder offers you $5000 worth of extra kitchen inclusions. Great, right? Sure, but less trustworthy builders will make up that cost by loading up the building site costs. Here at Romeo Homes we believe this

is unfair practice - and plenty of our clients have told us their horror story of being stung for extra costs that should have been included in the so-called ‘freebies’. To avoid any confusion for you as the home owner, we’ll clearly list out and breakdown the costs involved in prepping your building site, in addition to the build and any handover costs. If you head to our website you can find a blog post in which we look more closely at what exactly building site costs cover. You can find it at romeohomes.com. au/blog ●

Chris Petty - Director of Romeo Homes

HOME FOCUS

CLASSIC STYLE, SUBURBS LIFESTYLE BOASTING exceptional classic streetscape

and facade, secure electric wrought iron gates and tasteful landscaping, the calibre of this home is more than obviously outstanding, from the first glance. Upon entering this dream property, be greeted with a sweeping staircase that oozes grandeur. Delight in open plan living spaces, sizeable quality hostess kitchen with stone bench tops, stainless-steel appliances, spacious walk-in pantry and abundance of bench and cupboard space. The gorgeous kitchen overlooks an expansive family room that flows through feature double doors to the decked alfresco. The downstairs master suite is fabulous in sheer size, with his-and-hers walk-in wardrobe and modern ensuite with double basins, double shower and stone vanity top. Upstairs are three further grand sized bedrooms, serviced by walk-in wardrobes, open retreat/ study, and sophisticated bathroom with double basins, stone vanity top and free-standing spa/bathtub. The second level balcony offers a wonderful place to enjoy coffee while pondering over the stunning greenery of Beaconsfield towards Beaconsfield Upper. Downstairs once again discover magnificent formal lounge, separate study, tasteful powder room and modern laundry. The flow and versatility of this floorplan is genuinely impressive, and accommodating of any family. The gorgeous kitchen overlooks an expansive family room that flows through feature double doors to the decked alfresco, and onwards to a stunning inbuilt pool and spa, with accompanying exterior shower. The coolest pool house includes connections, wet area and ceiling fan - the glass doors open out to the glistening pool. Additionally, there is a large recreation room/ personal gym with new floating floor. The manicured hedges surround the wonderful private yard, offering a serene space for children and or pets to grow and play. Features include triple lock-up garage, double lock-up garage, double carport, single tandem shed, security cameras, electric blinds throughout, water tank, storage space and high quality fixtures and fittings. Close proximity to Beaconsfield Plaza, sports reserve, Akoonah Park, Berwick village, freeway access and prestigious schools. ●

HOME ESSENTIALS Address: 24 Holm Park Road, Beaconsfield Description: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 6 car, 1 study Price: On application View: On appointment Agent: Debbie Brettoner, 0458 628 085, Harcourts Berwick, 9707 4222 22

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