First Home Buyer

5 Per Cent Deposit Scheme Passes Legislation

personOtto Dargan access_timeOctober 22, 2019

The 5% deposit scheme for first home buyers known as the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme passed legislation on 15 October 2019. The National Housing and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced to the House of Representatives on 12 September and the Senate...

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Buying A Home Just Got Easier!

personOtto Dargan access_timeJuly 8, 2019

There hasn’t been a better time for first home buyers to buy their first home since the housing values peaked in 2017. We’ve listed the most important factors which makes it the right time for first home buyers to finally enter the property market. Lower house prices...

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News: Is ScoMo’s First Home Buyer Scheme Any Good?

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 16, 2019

The Government has announced a new first home buyer scheme just days out from the Federal Election. So how does it stack up in improving housing affordability? How it works If you have saved at least 5% of the property value as a deposit, the Government will guarantee up to 15%...

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Interest Rate Specials – April 2019

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 9, 2019

April 2019 interest rate specials This month, some of our lenders have announced some exceptional interest rate discounts. Home loan: From 3.55% (comparison rate 3.67%) – conditions apply. 5 years fixed: From 3.79% (comparison rate 3.80%). Investment loan: From 3.89% (comparison...

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Top 10 Biggest Home Buyer FAILS

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 21, 2018

Not having a deposit or a guarantor Not having any savings of your own to put towards the purchase is mistake number one. As a minimum, you should have at least 5% deposit of the property value which you’ve saved through regular deposits into a savings account over a period...

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Home Buyers Snubbed In Budget 2018

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 9, 2018

With the Government promising a $2.2 billion surplus by 2020, Scott Morrison’s “Santa Claus” budget has mostly ignored home buyers trying to get into the market. There is some good news though, and investors can breathe a sigh of relief that negative gearing...

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Genuine Savings Changes Huge Win For Home Buyers

personOtto Dargan access_timeMarch 22, 2018

One of the biggest barriers to buying a home is saving the deposit but recent changes to lending policies means it’s now easier to get a home loan if you don’t have genuine savings. That’s because Genworth, Australia’s largest Lenders Mortgage Insurance...

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First Home Super Saver Scheme Passes Senate

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 7, 2017

The First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) yesterday passed the Australian senate, allowing first home buyers to boost their deposit saving by up to $30,000 or $60,000 for couples. From 1 July 2018, the scheme will allow you to withdraw voluntary super contributions (capped) you...

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Even Homeowners Think House Prices Are “unfair”

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 6, 2017

More than ever, Australians are relying solely on future home prices for their financial stability and, in a surprise twist, property owners say they would benefit from lower house prices. That’s according to an ME Bank survey, which showed that 43 percent of respondents...

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Funny Street Names Answer To High Property Prices?

personOtto Dargan access_timeNovember 28, 2017

Are you a first home buyer trying to crack the real estate market? A study by a group of high school girls may have cracked the answer to affordable housing: find the streets with the silliest names and you could save up to $140,000. You’ll get teased butt save a fortune Let’s...

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