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August 21, 2016
This week has seen another bumper week of sales for us at North Harbour with buyers running in almost as fast as Usain Bolt to take advantage of the First Home Buyers Grant!
With the Olympics also still going, the Brisbane Boat Show casting off (sorry – couldn’t resist) and the CREEC festival coming up in the Moreton Bay Region we’re never bored and life at North Harbour is certainly never boring. We’re welcoming more and more families to live in our great community and over 50 new homes are now completed. We are planning an event ourselves in the next few weeks, so watch this space for more info.
But first…Just to remind you, as of July 2016, the First Home Buyers Grant increased to a whopping $20,000. Provided by the State Government, the First Home Buyers Grant is only available to those buying their first home in Australia who meet all the eligibility criteria. More details can be found here www.firsthome.gov.au/. I can’t stress enough that this kind of opportunity for a helping hand doesn’t last forever, so if you are thinking of buying but not sure if you can afford it – don’t put it off, talk to a financial advisor now. A good financial planner can help you towards your goals. We also have builders in our Display Village who specialise in helping First Home Buyers so do drop in to see us at the Sales Office for a point in the right direction.
A reminder of who we are – North Harbour is a new home and land Burpengary based-development located about 10 minutes north of North Lakes on the Bruce Highway.
We’re currently selling from The Cowrie Release which is our 10th round of house and land packages and have sold approximately 350 blocks of land with 50+ families now moved into their new home. New houses are being completed every week, Stages 1-8 have completely sold out and our Display Village is open, showcasing the work of 14 local and national builders in 35 stunning Display Homes.
North Harbour has put together several special house and land packages for first home buyers which you can view online at www.northharbour.com.au/ and of course in person at our sales office. North Harbour is a great place to choose when considering to buy your first home for reasons we elaborated on in last week’s blog – namely, the longevity of the project, location, experience of the developers and first-class amenities. For a recap visit our blog page.
When you’re looking to buy we suggest a few visits to our Display Village and sales office armed with a list of your “must-haves”, “would-likes” and “absolutely-nots” firmly in your mind. If you’re not sure what you’re after, have a read of this great guide which might help crystallise your thinking http://www.realestate.com.au/advice/buying/first-home/.
We have 35 Display Homes in our Display Village, one of which, McLachlan Homes, has just won two awards for their homes in the North Harbour Display Village in the Brisbane Master Builders Awards. The Rosewood won Best Display Home over $501,000 and The Cashmere won Best Display Home $351,000 – $400,000. These awards recognise those at the forefront of building innovation and quality craftsmanship, promoting and showcasing excellence in Brisbane’s housing and construction industry. The homes are open to view daily from 10am-5pm.
As I mentioned earlier, North Harbour is now home to over 50 families and the community is growing every week. We’re involved in a lot of community projects, one of which is particularly close to the North Harbour ethos – CREEC. CREEC (the Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre) and the North Harbour team have worked together since the inception of North Harbour and Northeast Business Park. The CREEC team has helped us with our environmental goals and we’re pleased to be supporting them at this year’s festival. If you want a family day out in the great outdoors, some sustainable living ideas and opportunity to buy some plants for the garden then head to CREEC on Saturday 27th.
CREEC was established by Caboolture Shire Council and a small, but dedicated group of volunteers on 18 hectares next to Burpengary Creek. Encompassing a rare lowland rainforest riparian ecosystem, CREEC was chosen for its unique location. The 18-hectare site has several habitats and is home to a wide range of wildlife. On site is an administration building with auditorium, a community nursery, playground, BBQ and interpretive trail. It is located approximately 40 km north of Brisbane on Rowley Road at Burpengary within the area covered by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
This year’s CREEC Festival will be held on Saturday 27th August 2016 from 10am – 3pm. CREEC will be a bustling with hands-on learning experiences, talks from the experts and guided tours for the whole family.