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101 questions from our users

Bady

Badyasked

VIC

Hi
Want to contact melton south.victoria.no proper conversation.can u pls give darren pollock direct number not receptionist.One month has been passed.
Regards
Badar

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Badar,
Let me follow this up with the Melton team and I'll have Darren give you a call as soon as he can.
Kind regards,
Rose

AntonyD

AntonyDasked

VIC

I'm interested in a compact, 4 bedroom house with an 8 star rating. Thermal efficiency is very important - warm in winter, cool in summer, with minimal energy required - just intelligent design. Can Hotondo make any of its smaller single storey 4 bedroom designs to an 8 Star rating? Approximately how much extra would it cost? Assume the block allows optimal north facing orientation.

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Anthony,
You would need to speak directly to your local builder to determine exactly what they could do to meet your need and what the costs associated may be. You can reach your local builder by calling 1800 677 156 or by visiting www.hotondo.com.au.
Thanks,
Rose

Navi Raheja

Navi Rahejaasked

Hotondo Homes

hi there, how can I read reviews specific to Hotondo Homes, Central Coast NSW Franchise?

cheers
navi

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Navi,
Yes you can take a look at their reviews here https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/hotondo-homes-nsw-gosford.
Thanks - Rose

Navi Raheja
Navi Raheja

Hi Rose,

Thank you for your Swift reply.

The link doesn't work and says

"Listing not found :(

This page does not exist or it has been removed"

Can you please help?

cheers
navi

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Navi,

Can you give it another try? I just realised the link may have picked up the full stop after the URL. It should definitely be working.

https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/hotondo-homes-nsw-gosford

Thanks,
Rose

Andrew M.

Andrew M.asked

VIC

Once deposit is paid how long till contracts are ready for the banks?

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Colin P
Colin P

In my experience Hotondo contracts were ready straight away and we had to wait for bank! Our build was complete from deposit to move in ahead of the twelve month time frame they gave us

Philip Roberts
Philip Roberts

Once all the colours and finishes etc are finalised the Contracts are ready for signing quite quickly.
Once signed they can go to the bank.

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Andrew,
This can vary depending on each situation as a lot of factors can contribute to contracts being finalised including land being titled, colour selections etc. It's best to speak directly to your builder about time frames as they'll have the background knowledge on where everything is at.
Hope that helps.
Thanks - Rose

umesh r.

umesh r.asked

VIC

Anyone built with Hotondo near Werribee, Melbourne? and how is the experience? where can i find the standard inclusions? Do they offer custom builds?

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Umesh,
You can find our standard inclusions by visiting www.hotondo.com.au. We have three ranges of home designs which each have their own set of standard inclusions - Forever Retreat, Forever Sanctuary and Forever Oasis. Our builders also offer flexible floor plans meaning they can work with your to tailor our designs in order to suit your needs. Hope that helps.
Thanks,
Rose

Shane J
Shane J

Hi Umesh, Run from Hotondo mate, we are 13 months into our 4 month build - terrible experience

kk a.

kk a.asked

VIC, South Morang

Hi
I have a sloping land in Doreen, just wondering if you have any suitable home designs or do you undertake split level construction.

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi kk a,
We definitely do undertake split level construction and have a range of home designs to suit sloping blocks depending on the fall of the land. We can also tailor our standard home designs to suit sloping blocks but again this will depend on the fall of the block. You can take a look at our split level home designs here https://hotondo.com.au/new-home-designs/?split=1 but it is best to discuss your options directly with the South Morang team who is the local builder for the area. The team would be happy to come out and visit the site to give you a better understanding of how it may work. You can find all the information about the South Morang team by visiting https://hotondo.com.au/home-builders/south-morang/.
Hope that helps!
Thanks - Rose

Kathy

Kathyasked

Hotondo Homes

Do you build in SA and if so on Sloping block. Thankyou

1 answer
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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Kathy,
Yes we do. We have builders based in Riverland and Port Pirie who would be able to assist. We also have a number of home designs suited for sloping blocks and may also be able to tailor standard designs depending on the slope itself. You can find out more about our SA builders and home designs by visiting www.hotondo.com.au. Hope that helps!
Kind regards,
Rose

James B.

James B.asked

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Hi, has anyone built with Hotondo homes Junee?

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi James,
There has been a 5-star review left for the Junee team which you can see by visiting > https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/hotondo-homes-nsw-junee

There was also a brand new testimonial which has been shared on the Hotondo Homes Junee Facebook page that you may like to take a look at. You can read that by visiting https://www.facebook.com/HotondoHomesJunee/photos/a.486119798570012/706773296504660/?type=3.

I hope that helps!
Thanks,
Rose

Adriana V.

Adriana V.asked

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Hi Guys,

Do you build in Ballan Victoria?

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Hotondo Homes
Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Adriana,
Yes, we absolutely do! The local builders are the Ballarat team. You can find more information about them by visiting https://hotondo.com.au/home-builders/ballarat/.
Hope that helps!
Thanks,
Rose

Jessica L.
Jessica L.

Adriana- I can not tell you enough- Do not build with Them!

Mark

Markasked

Hotondo Homes

I have a two story house built by Hotondo 4 months ago,when it rains or if there is high humidity i get a constant dripping noise for hours on end,the downpipe is at 90 deg angle halfway down each side of house,another builder told me they should have been at a 25deg so the water would run down pipe and not just pour over the edge,I had Hotondo back to fix odd building repairs which he could not do,I have a few issues and i do not want to place a bad review unless I have to. Mark Loveless 4 Hepburn crt Creswick 3363.

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Mark,
Thanks for contacting us. It is best to discuss this with our customer care team. I can have them contact you directly by the mobile number or email we have listed or is there an alternative way you would like us to get in touch with you?
Kind regards,
Rose

Andrew

Andrewasked

Hotondo Homes

How many reviews on for Hotondo are fake?
After one genuine poor review is posted, soon after a bunch of glowing reviews are posted and they read like they are straight out of the sales brochures. I think they need some new writers. Be wary of the glowing review.

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Andrew, All Product Reviews are genuine, verified clients - it is a requirement that all reviewers provide a proof of purchase in order for their review to be published. All our clients have the same opportunity to provide us with feedback on Product Review and majority of our clients are thrilled with their experience, which is something we are very proud of. While some reviews may seem similar, we can assure you these are real reviews from clients who were more than happy to share their experience with the public.
Kind regards,
Hotondo Homes

AandV
AandV

There is quite a process to go through before you can even write a review. Proof of you building with Hotondo for a start. If a lot of reviews are similar obviously a great builder 100% outstanding all the way for us in Port Macquarie.

Vic A

Vic Aasked

Hotondo Homes

Does Hotondo Homes Wallan build in Seymour, Victoria?

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Hotondo Homes
Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Vic,
Yes, the certainly do! You can find all the information and contact details for the team by visiting https://hotondo.com.au/home-builders/wallan/
Hope that helps.
Kind regards,
Rose

Arun

Arunasked

Hotondo Homes

Do you guys build near Carlingford NSW area for a KDR?

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Arun, yes we do. Pieter Molenaar is the local builder in this area. You can find his contact details by visiting https://hotondo.com.au/home-builders/parramatta/. Thanks - Rose

Kerrie

Kerrieasked

Hotondo Homes

Any info on Hotondo Homes Port Macquarie? Looking to build with them

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Matt
Matt

Hi Kerrie
My Wife and I built with the Port Macquarie Hotondo Homes team and completed earlier in the year..
From our first contact with them we were made to feel welcome & valued, even in the early stages when were were simply comparing house plans & costings.
Dean was very friendly and knowledgeable explaining different house plans, potential costs as well as all the inclusions that Hotondo offered & was more than happy to answer our many questions.
We really value the integrity demonstrated by the Hotondo Port Macquarie team. We’d heard some horror stories about building projects with blown out or hidden costs and lengthy build times. Our gorgeous home was ready on time, and importantly, on budget.
It was no problem for Dean to meet us on our block to peg out the design we had chosen & this allowed us to plan our yard and landscaping.
To see Hotondo’s building process made it an easy decision for us to ask them to build our new home, being a local family business was important for us as well, dealing with owners with a care factor all the way through. Upon deciding to go ahead, Dean shook my hand and said “welcome to the team”
We were kept up to date with the progress of our build from Fiona, Dean and Andrew every step of the way. With regular inspections on site with the team.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stress free build & would not hesitate in highly recommending Hotondo Port Macquarie to anyone looking for a new home.
Since completion I have encountered many more of their clientele and all are equally happy as my Wife and I

Sharlene B
Sharlene B

Hi Kerrie,
We have not long completed our build with Port Macquarie Hotondo homes. The finishes in their display home and approachability is what got our attention initially when we were looking through the display village. We have found the whole team great to work with over the building journey and they were quite happy to answer all our questions and queries along the way. They assisted us making connections in the community to enable us to landscape shortly after the build. When we needed to change things they happily worked with us to achieve the end result. The progress was smooth through the build, was to the expected length of time as well and we had no surprise costs. We were able to build a house we are thoroughly happy with and greatly recommend them to you. The biggest thing for us is they seem passionate about their builds, proud of their work and the service after handover has been impeccable.

Kerrie
Kerrie

Thank you so much Sharlene, it is nice to know.

Kerrie

Anju

Anjuasked

Hotondo Homes

Has anyone built a house with Hotondo Tamworth?

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Ben
Ben

Yep - Geoff, Kate and the team are beaut. I'm experienced in the construction game but given it was the first time building our own house - it was a pleasure to have this patient and approachable duo handling our build. We used the bones of a Hotondo design and altered it to suit our family - the result is an awesome livable home - Definitely recommend them!

John

Johnasked

Hotondo Homes

Do you build in Apollo bay Victoria?

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Hotondo Homes
Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi John,
Yes we do. Peter and Kerri Scott are the local builders. You can find out more about them and their team by visiting https://hotondo.com.au/home-builders/torquay
Hope that helps!
Thanks,
Rose

Willy

Willyasked

Hotondo Homes

Has anyone built in the city of Whitehorse with T&M Van Dam Builders? How was the experience?

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SeanM

SeanMasked

Hotondo Homes

Hi,
I understand that each Hotondo builder is different, but I was just wanting to get an idea of how Hotondo house and land packages are usually paid for? Because it is a house and land package, is it an initial deposit, and then a lump payment once construction is finished, or is it like a regular construction with progress payments? Thanks

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Hotondo Homes
Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Sean,
Thanks for getting in contact with us. When purchasing a house and land package the transaction consists of two contracts, one for the purchase of the land and another for the construction of the home. The land contract would be prepared by the land developer or land sales agent, the home construction contract would be provided by your perspective builder. A deposit is payable to hold the land which would require a lump sum payment to secure. Following this, you would need to pay a deposit to the builder and a building contract would be prepared. If you proceed with the contract a further payment is required and then regular progress would begin.
I hope that helps!
Kind regards,
Rose

Baby Hippo
Baby Hippo

Hi, what happens if after land settlement, client decides to go with a different builder? (No building contract yet with Hotondo and no discussions yet with regards to building designs.)

Leigh

Leighasked

Hotondo Homes

Why doesn’t Hotondo itemise tenders? Why would you pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to a building company & not know what your paying for? Very weird as our previous builders gave us the costs to most of the build.

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi Leigh,
Thanks for getting in contact with us. We'd like to hear a little more about this so we can assist. Could you please get in contact with our Customer Care team by emailing customercare@hotondo.com.au?
Thanks,
Rose

Leigh
Leigh

Hi Rose, I've sent an email through to customer care & have had no response.

Tracey P.
Tracey P.

I'm in process of starting build. I have asked for itemized electrical and plumbing so i can see what it all costs. And im getting quotes off locals to compare

PLM

PLMasked

Hotondo Homes

Hi.

My mother wants to build a big single story house (around 400-500 sqm) which has a parent retreat with kitchenette.

Would you do a custom design/building?

Cheers,
Boram.

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Hugo B.Hotondo Homes

Hi PLM,
It's best to discuss this with your local Hotondo Homes builder, I'm sure they would be able to assist. Where are you looking to build?
Cheers,
Rose

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