When German chemist Justus von Liebig developed a process in 1835 for applying a thin layer of metallic silver to one side of a pane of clear glass, he created what we today know as the modern-day mirror. Ground-breaking for his time his method finally allowed for the mass production of what would soon become…

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Hello Readers, Welcome to Spring! I think we can all say that some sunshine, bright colours, and warmer weather will be a welcomed change for us and that no doubt will lift our spirits during these unprecedented times. This edition we welcome TAG Financial Services who have commenced a new offering Compare N Save which…

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The ACCC’s Home Loan Price Inquiry found that consumers who do not regularly review their home loans could be paying too much.  The interim report also stated that a lack of price transparency makes it difficult for consumers to compare home loans. The report goes on to state that consumers with existing home loans should…

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It can be really disheartening to see your home renovation or building project plans put on hold in the current climate. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t use this time wisely to put your plans in place and still move forward on that home improvement you have been planning. Here are some tips to…

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It’s been a wild few months for the people of Melbourne. With Stage 3 and Stage 4 lockdowns, it can be hard to feel stable and confident in these uncertain times. There is no doubt we are all doing it tough. Yet, we at View Bank Homes are optimistic that as a community, we will…

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We’re often asked questions about our Toolkits but one of the most common is “Why would I get one?”  This is a fair question and we can hand on heart tell you how awesome our Toolkits are, but instead of hearing from us, we thought we’d go to someone who’s used one of our Toolkits…

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Outdoor decking is a great way to turn an unused space into a usable entertaining area while also helping to boost the value of your property. Below we will go through a few pointers to help Before, During, and After when taking the step to having your decking built. BEFORE Research In today’s world of…

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Following on from last month’s article, this article is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work, and a number of the choices you will need to make when entering into a building contract, and how those choices affect what will happen on your build. Please note that each State of…

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Useful Links & Tips when it comes to renovations and building “Do you have a trade license?” This is often a question that is missed (or avoided) at the beginning of discussions with trades and often falls into the assumption category. With possible legal ramifications for you, the homeowner, not to mention possible Occupational Health…

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As we live in isolation to avoid the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus, many of us are blissfully unaware that there is a more sinister silent killer residing in many of our homes. Pondering what I could write to encourage safety around asbestos, I’m mindful there are many resources out there from reliable sources but do…

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