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First Home Owner Grant to double for buyers in Regional Victoria

May 2017 In First Home Buyers

If you’re a first home buyer and you’ve been thinking about building a new home in Regional Victoria, then you’re in luck. Following a recent announcement from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, from 1 July 2017, the First Home Owners Grant will double from $10,000 to $20,000 for first home buyers who purchase a new home…

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Stamp Duty Abolished for Victorian First Home Buyers

May 2017 In First Home Buyers

In fantastic news for first home buyers, the Victorian State Government recently announced changes to the rules surrounding stamp duty tax. From 1 July 2017, Victorian first home buyers who purchase a property for less than $600,000 will no longer need to pay stamp duty on the purchase of their home, provided they live in…

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Making home ownership simpler in 2017

December 2016 In First Home Buyers

If you’ve been following first home buyer’s news this year, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was virtually impossible to get your foot in the door of a new home. With low levels of housing supply across parts of Australia, fierce competition from investors and deposits often taking years to save up, many first home…

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The Importance Of Display Homes: What To Look For And When To Buy

January 2016 In First Home Buyers

Display Home Greenvale

Buying or building a new home is a major investment so it’s sensible to spend as much time as you can choosing one that will meet your needs as a potentially growing family, so you can live in and enjoy your home in the long term. Whether you’re starting from scratch or planning on moving into a…

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The Ultimate New Home Buyer Checklist

September 2015 In First Home Buyers

Family Moving Into New Home Surrounded By Packing Boxes

Your go-to list of what you need when moving into a new home Moving into a new home is no doubt one of the most exciting times in anyone’s life. But before you get carried away with thinking about what kind of pot plants you want in your home, what herbs you want to grow…

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First Home Buyer Confessions: 7 Mistakes Made When Buying Your First Home

August 2015 In First Home Buyers

first home buyer research magazines on a sofa

When you’re buying your first home, there are a lot of things to think about and take into consideration – How much you want to spend, which area you’d like to buy in, what size house you want, whether you’ll try buy outright or at auction, whether or not you can get a mortgage, and…

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