Building Blocks

Welcome to Building Blocks, the Saw Constructions blog.

As part of our mission to transform the perception of the building industry, we’ll be showcasing articles of interest, some of our proud project history and sharing our knowledge and expertise in property development. Because your success is our business.

If you have any comments or questions about anything at all, please leave them here and someone from Team Saw will be sure to answer them.

Urban Melbourne turns to Townhouses

The demand for townhouses in inner Melbourne is growing. The new category of buyer are higher earning professionals who want that particular location, but with the additional sense of security and privacy…

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Townhouses preferred for Melbourne’s growth areas.

Reflecting an increasing shift in home buying preferences in Melbourne, townhouse construction approvals are increasing at a faster rate than houses in growth suburbs. ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistic of Statistics) figures show there is a 26% increase in townhouse...

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Apartment living starts to cool for Australians

We had been led to believe that Australians were increasingly embracing apartment living as a means of securing a home closer to the city centre. Or are apartments just all that’s being built in some locations and are taken up because they are the only option on...

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Townhouse sales hit a bullseye in Melbourne

Buyers wasted no time at the release of 23 new townhouses in Point Cook on May 13, producing a sell out within 48 hours. Of the 23 townhouses released for sale on the Saturday, 22 were sold that day and the only remaining property was snapped up on Sunday. Sales...

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Prices shoot up for Melbourne house lots

Entry level home buyers in Melbourne are facing another hurdle with a sudden spike of steep rises in lot values. It’s threatening Melbourne’s position as Australia’s most affordable capital city housing market and adding to first-home buyers affordability problems....

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Why so many developers are rushing to the north

Online development listing site ‘Permit Ready’ registered twenty-one permit-ready development sites that were sold in the north during the 6 months up to December 2016, compared with only nine in the south-east. Their data also shows enquiries by developers into these...

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What You Need To Know About The Apartment Boom

An apartment oversupply in Australia’s east coast capitals has been heralded for years. Graphs, diagrams and articles have charted its progress with big spikes ramping upward showing how many thousands are on the drawing board for a 2017 and 2018 completion. There are...

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Overseas Investors Turn To Private Lenders For Finance

The boom in Chinese property investment in Australia suffered a setback this year when regulations were tightened by the Foreign Investment Review Board. Offshore Investor interest in Australian residential property has traditionally been welcomed, particularly by...

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Why Off Market property buyers often get the best buys

Buying carefully is particularly important right now with the way Melbourne’s property market is moving. Despite predictions that home price rises would ease this year they have done the opposite and the market’s running hot with strong price growth and high clearance...

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Negative Gearing – Why It Works

If you are an investor, developer or average income earner negative gearing is a key element in the finance structure that makes your property portfolio viable and sustainable. Over recent months it’s featured heavily before and after the election with both political...

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Proposed changes to Monash planning scheme

Earlier this year, the City of Monash proposed changes to the regulations for property development that may affect your future plans. All developers in Monash will need to understand the implications as the changes will be far reaching. Known as ‘Amendment C125’ to...

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Planning levy and your next building project

As of July 2015, what the Metropolitan Planning Levy means to your building project. Who pays the Levy? If you’re planning a building project that exceeds $1 million in value be it a house, unit, townhouse or apartments in metropolitan Melbourne, as of the 1st of July...

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What slump? say property investors

An article in The Age a few weeks ago caught our attention, highlighting the role investors are playing in a resurgent property market - with loans to investors soaring 16% in the last twelve months on the back of historic low interest rates, generous negative gearing...

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choosing the right medium density townhouse developer

Quality and service you can rely on Currently completing over 200 townhouses annually and with 10+ years in the medium density sector, team saw has cemented its reputation as the builder professional developers rely on. In 2017 Saw Constructions was recognised by the...

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