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HomeBuilder Grant

June 2020 In First Home Buyers

There has never been a better time to build a new home – we’re not kidding! The Federal Government has just announced the new HomeBuilder grant, which will provide eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home. HomeBuilder will complement existing State and Territory First Home Owner…

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House and land packages in Melbourne’s popular suburbs

May 2018 In First Home Buyers

Opting for a house and land package is often the easiest and most affordable way to purchase a home that is sure to suit your family perfectly, in a location that offers all the local facilities and amenities that will make daily life a breeze. If you love the idea of a house and land…

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How do house and land packages work?

March 2018 In First Home Buyers

If you’re in the market to build a new home, you’ve no doubt heard about house and land packages. But how do they really work? Here’s what you need to know. Why do people like house and land packages? It’s not hard to work out why house and land packages are so popular. Not only…

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Making home ownership simpler in 2018

January 2018 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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Stylish homes for small blocks

January 2018 In First Home Buyers

Buying a smaller block doesn’t have to mean your choices will be limited when selecting a home design. If you’re looking for something with contemporary styling, loads of features and plenty of space, all while still fitting within your budget, we’ve got options galore when it comes to finding an ideal home design to suit…

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Is it better to buy or rent?

November 2017 In First Home Buyers

Trying to decide if it’s a better option to buy or rent? When there are so many benefits to owning your own home, it’s a wonder anyone thinks renting is a better long-term strategy. Let’s find out why. Rent money is dead money  It’s an overused catch-phrase for one reason—because it’s true. When you choose…

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Smart. Stylish. Affordable. A look at the Aspirations series of homes.

September 2017 In First Home Buyers

Quality doesn’t always have to cost the earth, just as we’ve proven with our Aspirations series of homes. Delivering on style, function and quality, All Aspiration Series homes come with all the essentials you need, minus one thing—the hefty price tag. If you have a discerning eye for quality but also want to make sure…

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Top tips for first home buyers

August 2017 In First Home Buyers

For many first home buyers, purchasing a house may seem like an impossible task. But with a bit of dedication and by putting a couple of smart strategies in place, it may not be as hard as you think. To offer a helping hand, we’ve put together a few of our top tips to help…

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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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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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