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May 23

First-Home Buyers Have Big Opportunities

By Shane | First Home Buyer

With home prices falling in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets first-home buyers could find some big opportunities, especially if they have their deposits ready now. Throughout this year, most real estate pundits believe property values in the capital cities will stay relatively flat in 2019, even though Domain’s Property Price Forecast(1) has some cities possibly posting modest gains. There’s also less competition for first-home buyers with many would-be investors having left the market after the banks tightened their lending practices and reduced opportunities for short-term capital growth. In this scenario, first-home buyers have an opportunity to buy a property before prices start to rise again.

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Jun 18

The NSW First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) Scheme

By Shane | First Home Buyer

The First Home Owner Grant has changed numerous times over the past few years. In 2017, the NSW Government announced the First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme that offers stamp duty exemptions for first home buyers who buy a property worth less than a certain limit. Read this blog post to learn more. Also on offer is a grant for first home buyers who are looking to purchase a new home or build their home. Continue reading

Apr 27

How To Make Sure That You Are Ready For Your First Home Loan

By Shane | First Home Buyer

It’s always important to get a good loan and it’s particularly a big deal for first time home buyers. First time home buyers are often just getting on their feet financially. So, how do you make sure that you’re ready for your first home loan?

There are five questions to help you find out. These are questions that will determine when you should venture into home ownership. If you can’t answer yes to each of these questions, you’re definitely not yet ready for your first home loan.Continue reading

Apr 16

Get Into Your First Home Faster With A Family Guarantor

By Shane | First Home Buyer

Get into your first home faster with a family guarantor. It can be looked at as a no deposit home loan because you can have a family member to go as your guarantor without them actually providing cash for a deposit. They can use the equity in their family home as a guarantee.

The family guarantee allows parents and immediate family members to use their own home’s equity to provide additional security for a portion of the loan amount. It offers a solution which is particularly useful for first time home buyers. Not only that it reduces the loan to value ratio but also save you a significant amount of money by avoiding the need to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI).Continue reading

Apr 13

Things To Consider When Buying Your First Home Off-The-Plan

By Shane | First Home Buyer

Property developers who construct apartments, townhouses and free standing homes often put their properties for sale before they are finished and even sometimes before they begin constructing the project. This type of sale is referred to as off-the-plan in which buyers can purchase their brand new home in advance.

Should you buy an established home or is buying off-the-plan a better idea? Perhaps, it’s one of the important considerations you’ll need when buying a property. While there’s an excitement of being the first person to live in the home with the privilege to choose your floor plan and colour schemes, there are also some common pitfalls that you have to be aware of if you intend to buy off-the-plan. There are many benefits in buying off-the-plan. However, first home buyers should also be aware of the possible risks that may arise.Continue reading

Mar 17

Why Your First Home Often Isn’t Your Forever Home

By Shane | First Home Buyer

When you fall in love with a home, you may envision yourself living there forever. First time buyers are particularly vulnerable to this phenomenon. Lives change, however, and believe it or not, take a minute to think about who you were or where you were just 5 to 10 years ago. You may have switched jobs or even professions. Your family may have grown and your neighbourhood may no longer remind you of the place you moved into a decade ago.

This isn’t to say you shouldn’t think about the future when you consider buying your first home. It’s just a suggestion to approach the process knowing that it can be your starter home and it’s one step closer to buying your forever home.

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Mar 12

The First Home Owner’s Grant Guide: Tasmania

By Shane | First Home Buyer

The First Home Owner Grant is a state government initiative that helps first home buyers to get into their first home sooner. The state government pays an amount of money to eligible first homeowners. The First Home Owner Grant in Tasmania is currently $10,000 for eligible first home buyers purchasing their new home.

An additional $10,000 to those who meet some stricter criteria between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, which is a total of $20,000 Tasmania First Home Owner Grant payment. As an important tip, grants and concessions have a tendency to change at a short notice. Therefore, please make sure that you double check with your state government of what is available in your area before purchasing your first home.Continue reading

Mar 09

The First Home Owner Grant Guide: Northern Territory

By Shane | First Home Buyer

The Northern State Government initiated to help first home owners get into their first new home sooner through the Northern Territory First Home Owner Grant. It’s a grant paid by the Northern Government to eligible first home owners.

The First Home Owner Grant NT provides assistance of $26,000 to eligible first home buyers. It’s only available to first home buyers who enter into a contract to build or buy a new home. You may also double check with your state government the available grants and concessions in your area before buying your first home, as they tend to change at short notice.Continue reading

Mar 03

The First Home Owner’s Grant Guide: Western Australia

By Shane | First Home Buyer

If you’re buying or building your first home, you may be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant. The First Home Owner Grant scheme is completely funded by the Western Australian Government and managed by the Office of State Revenue.

First home owners purchasing or building a new home may be eligible to receive a grant up to $10,000. The First Home Owner Grant is not means tested. There is no income test. But if you or your partner have owned residential property before, you may not be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant.Continue reading

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