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First Home Owners

Do you pay stamp duty on a new build?

Do i pay stamp duty on a new build? Stamp duty is by far one of the biggest and most unexpected costs of purchasing a new existing home.  Thankfully, there is a way to avoid paying stamp duty on your new home and that is to build a new home rather than buy one.  But … Read More

First Home Owners struggling to secure a construction loan

Different people have different stories to share about the stress of planning to build a new home but often these stories go unheard. In my role as a home building advocate I come across these stories regularly, mainly by people who, after having found my course, decide to give this whole building thing another crack. … Read More

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Buying a home is arguably one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. Apart from the obvious cost – the asking price – there are many others associated with a real estate purchase. There are mortgage fees, conveyancing costs, inspection reports, and insurances, and these expenses can quickly mount up and become overwhelming for … Read More

Don’t make these mistakes when buying your first property

Buying your first property can be daunting because you just don’t know what you don’t know. The biggest stumbling block is at the starting line, as first-timers rush to real estate websites and spend their weekends hitting the pavement on the hunt for their perfect property.

You’ll hate yourself for building without knowing this money saving hack

The biggest value of being here isn’t in understanding what you’re being told, but in knowing what you’re not being told. Let’s face it borrowing money for a 30 year loan is daunting for everyone. Throughout the Building Home Masterclass Series you’ll come to learn why it’s vital you don’t let yourself be treated as … Read More

How to get the first home owners grant when building

  Wondering how to get the first home owners grant when building?  Recently I received a terrific email from a client who asked some great questions about how to get the first home owners grant when building in Victoria.  He asked lots of valuable questions.  I share my conversation with the first home owner here. … Read More

First Home Owners – Current Facts

The First Home Owners Grant The First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) scheme was introduced to assist first home buyers to get into the property market and provide relief from the impact of stamp duty and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Though it is available to first home buyers across the country, each State administers … Read More

First Home Owners Grant – Our Top 7 Most FAQ

$20,000 Victorian First Home Owners’ Grant – Top 7 most FAQ   In 2017, the Government announced the exciting news that the Victorian First Home Owners’ Grant would be doubled to $20,000 for those choosing to build in regional Victoria. Given that most of us who choose to build will enter into two separate contracts, … Read More

How to get pre-approval for your building loan

Planning to build a home doesn’t need to take up all your valuable time. You just need to know exactly where to start, where to turn and what to look out for along the way. If you are thinking of building a home, the very first thing you’ll need to do is find out what … Read More