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May 11, 2018
If you’ve been thinking of buying your first home but are put off by needing to save a deposit you may not have heard about the $20,000 First Home Buyer’s Grant which could be your ticket onto the property ladder!
The First Home Buyers Grant is a $20,000 one-off financial grant (yes, free money!) only available to those buying their first home in Australia who meet all the eligibility criteria. However, if you are eligible and want to receive this Grant it is vital that you get your contract (both for your land and with your chosen builder) signed ASAP in order to get in before the cut off. The Grant is scheduled to end* on June 30th so if you are wanting to buy, please get in quick and make sure you check your eligibility.
Eligible recipients must be:
– at least 18 years old and an Australian Citizen or permanent resident
– purchasing a brand new property under $750,000
–– receiving the grant for the first time
For a full list of the terms and conditions please visit the website here.
Many first home buyers can be put off applying for the Grant as it is only for newly built homes. A great way to decide if this is for you is to make sure you visit as many homes as possible to get an idea of what you need – both display homes and existing older homes in some of the locations you think you’d like to live in. Have a good look at the benefits of each location, including local amenities such as transport, shopping, recreation and think about what size home you want, what kind of layout you need, and make a wish list which might include things like a butler’s pantry, a great outdoor area, or a shed or a pool.
Building a new home in a masterplanned development like North Harbour is a great way to use the First Home Buyers Grant to its full potential. North Harbour ticks all the boxes for a great investment in your future – excellent location and local amenities, 1,000 acres of open space and parklands and plenty of free local events including free yoga and parkrun.
Our Sales Team has helped many first home buyers achieve their dream of home ownership and is there to guide you through what can often be a daunting (although exciting!) process. We aim to make building your first home as painless as possible for you. We’re on site 7 days a week, 10am-5pm and we’re happy to answer any questions you have and walk you through the process step-by-step. We have a coffee machine, biscuits and bottled water to restore you after you’ve viewed the many show homes on offer. We even have a picnic table outside, and inside there’s plenty of space to sit and discuss options and even a place for kids to play while you have a chat. We’ve also put together a special web page for First Home Buyers complete with mortgage calculator and house and land packages geared towards first home owners, here https://www.northharbour.com.au/first-home-owners-grant/
When you’re looking to buy we suggest a few visits to our Display Village and Sales Centre 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 http://www.realestate.com.au/advice/buying/first-home/.
Building your first home also means you can get exactly what you need from the start of your home owning journey. No need to spend on renovations or going up against other buyers in an increasingly competitive market – just choose your house and land package and get ready to move into the northside’s best new development. There are lots of designs to choose from, as you’ll see from our Display Village of 35 homes, with a lot of exciting styles and layouts on offer.
We have 35 Display Homes in our Display Village from 14 local and national builders: Metricon, McLachlan, McDonald Jones, Stylemaster, Hallmark, Integra, Homes by CMA, Bold, Simonds, Coral, Pantha, Valeco, Sunvista and GJ Gardner.
So – if you’ve been thinking about buying your first home, don’t delay come and see the North Harbour team today and see what the first home buyers grant can help you achieve.
The North Harbour Sales and Information Centre & 35 Home Display Village are open every day from 10am-5pm. For more information please contact us or visit our Facebook page to find out more about our regular weekly events.
(*Although it has been extended previously, there is no guarantee that this will continue at this level.)