What Is The HomeBuilder Grant?

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 4, 2020

What is the HomeBuilder grant? It is a $25,000 tax-free grant given to eligible owner-occupiers, including first home buyers. The grant can be used to: Build a new home Renovate an existing home The HomeBuilder grant is a federal scheme designed to help the Australian residential...

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Is Your Builder Legit?

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 18, 2018

What every home builder should know It’s easy to get swept up in flashy pamphlets and portfolios that building companies market to would-be buyers. After all, you’re building your dream home. However, there are a few simple steps you should take when choosing a builder:...

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Financing Your Renovations

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 2, 2014

Are you planning to renovate your property or are you planning to buy a renovator’s dream and give it a face lift? Renovations can be challenging to finance and your budget can be hard to determine as unexpected costs arise! What banks think about renovations Banks don’t...

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Property Prices To Head South…Maybe

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 1, 2014

Property prices in Australia have hit a 10-year high but quarterly figures suggest the growth is slowing. In its latest report, House prices: just the facts, the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) Global Markets Research Team found that house prices rose by 10.7 per cent over the 12 months...

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NSW To Restrict Stamp Duty Exemptions

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 13, 2011

From January 1, 2012, New South Wales first home buyers will only be eligible for a stamp duty exemption on newly built and “off the plan” homes. These changes will significantly disadvantage a large majority of first home buyers, as over 80% of homes bought in NSW...

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Queensland Building Boost Grant

personOtto Dargan access_timeAugust 8, 2011

The Queensland government has announced a new grant for eligible property purchasers called the “Queensland Building Boost Grant”. How much is the grant? Details are as follows: the amount of the grant is $10,000. the grant is available to any person, corporation...

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