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September 2020 in

Tamara Hosken, Manager of the Spectra Showroom, Carlisle Homes

Gone are the days where the kitchen was just for preparing and cooking, with guests stayed tucked away in the living areas, not setting foot in the ‘work zone’. Today’s kitchen really has...

August 2020 in Events & Local Area

3AW’s Mark ‘Scorcher’ Davidson claims that Marnong Estate has put Mickleham on the map, and he’s not wrong!

Located just a 15-minute drive away from Peppercorn Hill, the historic mid-19th century homestead has been restored to its former glory and now houses a heritage resort, restaurant...

August 2020 in Covid-19

We're Still Open for Business

Over recent months, the Dennis Family Corporation has been effectively implementing an ongoing plan in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

The health and wellbeing of our staff, residents, contractors and customers is our...

June 2020 in Money Matters

Heard about the Australian Government’s new HomeBuilder grant scheme, but not sure if you qualify or fully understand what it means for you?

To help, we’ve pulled together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the scheme, so you can work out if you qualify.

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June 2020 in Money Matters

Great news for Australians dreaming of buying their own home. The Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme provides eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.  This will be a welcome relief to many Australians and the...

June 2020 in Events & Local Area

A message from the team
at Peppercorn Hill

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May 2020 in Construction

The upgrade of Donnybrook station is now complete, with local passengers enjoying 150 extra parking spaces and improved safety and accessibility.

According to the Regional Rail Revival website:

•             The...

May 2020 in Design Inspiration

Growing your own edible garden isn't hard – it just requires a little time, patience, good advice and common sense.

Here are our top tips for getting started…

What to plant?

The very first thing is to decide what you want to grow. This can...

May 2020 in Design Inspiration

As the days get shorter and colder and we embrace the idea of being warm and cocooned inside, here are some essential winter decorating and organising tips for your home that might inspire.

Layer it up!

Just like laying up our clothes during winter, we can also do...

May 2020 in Design Inspiration

We all look forward to retreating to our homes from the busyness and chaos of the world. Your home should provide an opportunity to unwind and offer you an environment of calm to enhance your wellbeing and happiness.

It’s important to feel connected and calm within our homes and these...

May 2020 in Design Inspiration

Thanks to social-distancing regulations, we’re all spending way more time at home. So why not take advantage of the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few value-adding DIY projects around the house.

Check out our top 10 easy home improvement ideas that you can start right...

May 2020 in Construction

What are design guidelines and why do I need them?

So, you have decided to purchase vacant land and build your new home at Dennis Family Corporations’ Peppercorn Hill residential estate. Before you do, it’s really important to understand exactly what obligations, rules...

April 2020 in Covid-19

We wanted to introduce you to Kade Friedberger, Senior Project Manager at Peppercorn Hill and give you an update of how we're...

April 2020 in Money Matters

So, your home needs a little TLC but you’re not about to splash all your cash on a renovation.

Try these easy & cheap hacks to get your humble abode looking fresh & fabulous.

1. Declutter your Home

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April 2020 in Design Inspiration

If you’re spending more time at home, growing your own herb garden is the perfect home project for you. Growing your own herbs is easy and cheap, plus there is nothing quite like the hit of fresh rosemary or basil on your home-roasted meat & vegies or favourite pasta dish.

Here’s what...

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

How to grow lawn that will make your neighbours green with envy

So you’ve finally moved into your new house! But to really complete your dream home, it’s time to tackle the garden! The first step? Creating the perfect lawn. And while you might think it’s as simple as...

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s tempting to race out and buy everything all at once.  

Too often, buying something in a rush can result in a design decision you will regret.  You may end up with a ‘matchy matchy’ interior that lacks personality, or even worse...

March 2020 in Events & Local Area

Easter is a wonderful time to relax, refresh and spend extended time with family and friends… and get creative

For those of us who love nothing more than grabbing a glue stick and some shiny paper, or, better still, heating up a vat of melted chocolate and pouring...

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

A new year brings reflection and a yearning for simplicity, a sense of calm and to put the chaos of the festive season behind us, which denotes many changes and influences across interior design trends for 2020.

Mindfulness purchasing

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March 2020 in Construction

Future residents of Peppercorn Hill will have noticed plenty of changes taking place at the Estate recently!

Stages 1 – 3

There’s lots happening in Stages 1 – 3. Construction of the road kerb has recently commenced on Stage 1 sections of...

February 2020 in Design Inspiration

Planning your new kitchen is exciting. From deciding on your colour palette to choosing appliances, it’s easy to spend a lot of time on Instagram and Pinterest earmarking your design inspiration.

However, the myriad of...

January 2020 in Construction

Building your dream home can be an exciting but daunting process, you may start out finding the right location and block of land, or you may select your perfect house first. Buying land and building your home is one of the biggest undertakings you will make and can be quite overwhelming. These...

January 2020 in Construction

Where to next? It’s important to establish your budget. When working out your budget, you’ll need to factor in extra costs such as conveyancing, taxes, duties and fees. 

We recommend that you contact your bank or a mortgage broker to find the right type of loan to suit your needs. Once...

January 2020 in Construction

One of the most frequently asked, and notoriously difficult to answer, questions regarding purchasing property is: ‘should I buy before selling my existing property, or should I sell my existing property first?’.

Quite simply, every situation is different, and we recommend you consult an...

January 2020 in Construction

Another option chosen by some purchasers is to keep their current home as an investment and upsize to something larger. This can provide financial benefits, however, we recommend you speak to your financial advisor about your options before making any decisions.

January 2020 in Construction

Here’s where our team are key! The Peppercorn Hill sales team are property experts, with years of experience and a unique understanding of how daunting the process can be. They’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure your dream of buying land and building the right home for right now...

January 2020 in Construction

At your appointment you will be required to sign an unconditional contract of sale and all parties whose name/s appear on your contract will need to attend, along with photo identification such as a Passport or Drivers Licence. 

Prior to signing your contract, we do recommend that you...

January 2020 in Construction

We aim to complete civil construction in a timely manner and will advise you of anticipated milestones and updates on construction progress. Before any machinery comes onsite, plans must be approved by the relevant authorities. Once these are approved the construction phases includes, removing...

January 2020 in Construction

With your land now selected, it’s time to choose a home design and builder. Before you start visiting builders and display villages you need to think about the right home that’s right for you now and into the immediate future. First and most importantly, work out a budget, from here you can...

January 2020 in Construction

Through the civil construction phase, you will be issued with letters from our conveyancing team providing updates on construction and when settlement is anticipated. Of course, the Peppercorn Hill sales team always there to assist, answer any questions and provide guidance.

Prior to...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Summer for many means, swimming, bbqs, beach cricket and fun outside. But there are days when going outside isn’t much fun and staying cool inside is the best option.  Here’s our top tips on staying cool and beating the heat.

1. Close your blinds, especially for north and west facing...

Jan in Events & Local Area

With the warmer months quickly approaching and spring in the air, snakes do become more active.  Anyone who encounters a snake is advised to:

  • Be aware, alert and do not approach a snake.
  • Safely remove any people or pets from the area where the snake was sighted.
  • Do...
January 2020 in Events & Local Area

As the weather warms up, it’s important that we all prepare our homes for the unfortunate event of a bushfire. Simple things you can do around your home include, tidy up the garden, keep your lawns low, remove any excess rubbish, clear out gutters and have a hose that can reach all around the...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Whilst the warmer weather is great for being outdoors, our gardens can suffer from the heat.  Here’s our top tips for keeping your garden thriving –

1. Water your gardens early in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in.

2. Fertilizing plants will give them the nutrients...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Summer is the perfect time to splash, swim and play around water, but it’s also a time to be vigilant especially since drownings can happen quickly and quietly. Drowning is the top cause of death for kids under 5! Here’s our top tips on water safety.

1. Always supervise kids around water...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

We need to stay cool in summer and so too do our pets.  Here’s our top tips for furry, feathery friends. 

1. Keep cool, make sure they have a cool and shaded place to rest.  In extreme heat bring them indoors.

2, Water, provide plenty of fresh water in large containers, sometimes...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?  We all need to be sun smart this summer and we’re not just talking slip, slop, slap!  It’s now

Slip on clothing that covers as much skin as possible.

Slop on a...

December 2019 in Money Matters

What is the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme?

 

Set to commence on 1 January 2020, the Australian Government’s new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) initiative is fantastic news for up to 10,000 Australians on low and middle-incomes, as it’s been introduced...

November 2019 in Construction

Earthworks are progressing well in Stages 1 - 3, with drainage, sewer and water construction works beginning recently and titles on track to issue

in September 2020. The new Stonewall Drive intersection in Stage 1 adjacent to the Peppercorn Hill Sales Office is also taking shape.

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November 2019 in Construction

Those driving along Donnybrook Road, will have noticed plenty of activity taking place at the Estate lately!

Most importantly, we’re excited to announce that civil construction of the Peppercorn Hill community now finally underway. Earthworks are about to commence in Stages 1 – 3, with...

May 2018 in Construction

Dennis Family Corporation is delighted to have launched its latest residential community, with the release of the first stages of land for sale at its Peppercorn Hill estate. This exciting new development is located within Melbourne’s evolving northern corridor at Donnybrook.

Peppercorn...

December 2018 in Construction

If you’re considering building a new home for the first time, the whole process may seem a little daunting. Because you’re dealing with something that is still conceptual, it can seem like there are a lot more unknowns—however, that shouldn’t deter you.  To dispel some of the myths associated...

December 2018 in Meet Your Neighbours

We’ve all heard it before—location, location, location. For many people, it’s considered to be the most important aspect of any property purchase. But how do you know what to look for when choosing the ideal location to build your new home? 

Every suburb and region will offer residents a...

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