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Choosing Land

Mincove has more than 18 years experience building in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands regions, so there’s not much our expert team don’t know about choosing and buying land. Benefit from their tips and advice.

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11 Oct, 2023 5 minute read

Building a New Home: Top 10 Expert Tips on Getting Started

Are you contemplating the idea of building a new home in the picturesque Illawarra, Shoalhaven, or Southern Highlands regions? Whether it is accommodating a growing family or crafting an investment property, the journey of building a new home can be both thrilling and challenging. To guide you through this transformative experience and provide you with valuable insights from our years of expertise, we have put together this comprehensive guide:

16 Nov, 2022 2 minute read

BAL Explained!

SO, WHAT IS A BAL RATING? Have you ever wondered what BAL stands for in terms of how it will affect your build? Well, these 3 little letters could make or break the budget if your block is affected. A Bush Fire Attack Level or BAL, is a means of measuring the severity of a […]

17 Feb, 2022 3 minute read

Building a new home checklist

Choosing to build a new home from scratch is a great way to create the home of your dreams, without having to compromise on the features or location you’re looking for. The location, design and fittings are completely up to you, meaning you can create a home which is ideal for your family and your lifestyle. Whether it’s your first time building a new home, or you’re looking for a refresher in what to consider, our new home building checklist is a great place to start.

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24 Jun, 2020 4 minute read

The benefits of building on a sloping block

After months of searching, you’ve found a block for your new home. Amazing views, great location, good size. The only potential problem? It’s a sloping block.

In the Illawarra, across the South Coast and the Southern Highlands, our local geography means sloping blocks are common – but so are the amazing views and elevation which often comes with them.

27 May, 2020 3 minute read

4 Best Home Designs To Build In 1881 Tullimbar

1881 Tullimbar is a boutique estate nestled in the foothills of Macquarie Pass. Steeped in history, 1881 Tullimbar embraces the natural amphitheatre provided by the grand Illawarra Escarpment, harnessing a serene and comforting atmosphere. Taking advantage of the unique coastal lifestyle of the Illawarra, 1881 Tullimbar sits on the edge of a pristine national park while the exquisite South Coast beaches are only a short drive away.

We here at Mincove Homes have partnered up with dynamic team at 1881 Tullimbar to handpick 4 of the best designs to build in the Illawarra’s newest & most unique land release! We have designs to suit all lot widths, shapes and sizes. Can’t find what you’re looking for here? Speak to one of our team members today to help find the design of your dream home!

06 Apr, 2020 8 minute read

17 Steps To Success – The Project Home Builders Guide

Finding and contracting the right project home builders can be a daunting, expensive and time-consuming process. The problem is that there are just so many factors to consider when building a new home, especially if it’s your first time. As experienced project home builders in Illawarra, Shoalhaven & Southern Highlands areas, we want you to have the best experience and be happy with your dream home. So, we have compiled seventeen steps to success in building a new home.

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19 Mar, 2020 6 minute read

5 Advantages of House & Land Packages for Investors

You may not have considered it yet, but our house and land packages in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, and Southern Highlands areas take away those headache-causing decisions and provide you with the ultimate investment solution!

Aside from being of unbelievable value, here are our top 5 reasons house and land packages are so appealing to investors…

18 Mar, 2020 6 minute read

First Home Buyer? You’ll Want To Know About These 5 Advantages of House & Land Packages! 

If you’re tired of spending endless amounts of time searching for the perfect block of land for your new home, we don’t blame you!

With land supply in urban NSW areas dwindling, in turn, prices are also increasing – which can make your search that little bit harder.

We also don’t blame you if you are not sure where to start in terms of your house design!

House and land packages are one of the easiest and fastest ways to purchase a brand new home,” says Diana Sarcasmo, Mirvac. “It takes much of the uncertainty out of the decision-making process.”

13 Feb, 2020 5 minute read

The Average Cost to Build a Four Bedroom House

Inside this article – who does a four bedroom house suit? What is the average cost to build a four bedroom house? All your questions answered.

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23 Dec, 2019 7 minute read

Corner Block Home Designs – 5 Things To Consider

If you have bought or are thinking about buying a corner block for your new home, here are five important factors to consider in corner block house designs from our experts here at Mincove Homes.

Some people love corner block home designs, feeling that they are more spacious and have more natural light. Others have concerns about maintaining double the streetscape in front of their property and the possibility of less privacy.

Read on to find out what you need to plan for with your builder.

18 Dec, 2019 3 minute read

Home Designs – What Should You Look For?

​Every year, more than 200 000 homes are built in Australia, so if you’re seeking your new dream home, you’re not alone.

With so many flashy home designs and possibilities available, new home buyers can become overwhelmed and under informed about choosing the right home designs for their needs. Spending extra time to consider the right factors will ensure you don’t have second thoughts once the house is done.

17 Dec, 2019 4 minute read

Six Tips For Building On A Budget

Although building a home allows you to design a space that perfectly suits your needs, it’s a significant investment where costs add up quickly. The cost of building a house varies significantly on your real estate, building materials and design choices. The Australian average cost to build is approximately $1270.80 per square metre. And this is just the starting point and can even reach $5000 per square metre, depending on the type of dwelling and building and architectural process. Considering the average Australian earns $1225 per week, you can see why this isn’t an investment that most people leap into.