Category Archive for "First time buyers"

Deposit Home

How to access the first home deposit scheme

The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme was one of Scott Morrison’s big commitments at the last election, promising to make it easier for first-time buyers to get onto the ladder. In a nut shell, it helps people with smaller deposits...
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First Home Buyers

First home buyers signing up for loan scheme

First home buyers have started to apply for a new government scheme designed to get them onto the property ladder sooner. The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme kicked off on 1 January, with eligible first home buyers able to access...
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First Home Buyers

First home buyer scheme will be first in, first served

First home buyers will need to move quickly if they wish to benefit from a new government deposit scheme. The Federal Government’s First Home Loan Deposit scheme comes into effect on 1 January next year. The caveat is that there...
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5 lessons we never learn at school

The ABCs of LVRs

Securing a mortgage requires a lot of things – preparation, patience, persistence… and a dictionary. At least that’s how it might feel for many when they’re confronted with all kinds of tricky lingo, complicated terms and acronyms. There’s one that...
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First Home

First homebuyers – now is your time

 For the first time in a long time, the conditions are right for hopeful first homebuyers to strike and get their foot on the ladder. Over the past 18 months, house prices have slid in many major capital cities,...
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First Home2

Fees to look out for when buying your first property

When you’re buying your very first place, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all – as well as how overwhelming it all can sometimes feel. You know how much you’ve been pre-approved for...
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Getting A Mortgage

Can you still get investment property finance?

Property investors have faced tough times trying to get finance from banks over the past couple of years. A crack down by regulators coupled with scrutiny on lenders during the banking royal commission meant financiers shut up shop to investors...
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Buy Home

Why buying a home is less risky than starting a business

If you log onto a news website or switch on breakfast television, you could be forgiven for thinking Millennials should just give up on most aspects of life. Wages have stopped growing. The world is an unstable and uncertain place....
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First Home Buyer

Should first homeowners buy in Hampton?

Imagine this for your first property purchase. Just over 13 kilometres from the city, ready access to transport and ultra-cool facilities and all located right on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay. Hampton may not have been your initial choice...
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Home Value

Understanding house valuations

Understanding the role of the property valuer is crucial to any owner or investor – particularly those beginning their journey and looking to enjoy a lifetime of real estate investment. And, according to recent reports, this cohort is on the...
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