Welcome to this week’s North Harbour Blog. It’s been another great week in Southeast Queensland and we’ve been fortunate that North Harbour is usually a few degrees cooler, being so close to the water and getting that great sea breeze. We thoroughly enjoyed our heritage tours (more on that next week) and have been extremely busy in the sales office whilst getting ready for our next Movie in the Park event on April 1st.
In this week’s Blog we’re going to concentrate on the benefits of buying a home at North Harbour with a particular focus on first home buyers.
As you may know, our latest release is The Milman Release, Stage 16. The Milman Release is the first release to be located next to the open space at the Raff Creek environmental corridor and marks a major milestone in bringing North Harbour to life. Milman is also close to another proposed park which will include a playground, fitness equipment and shelters.
Open space is a major benefit of living at North Harbour and something which sets us apart from other developments. We boast the largest area devoted to open space and parks in the northern corridor between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and our masterplan has a major focus on lifestyle. Plenty of bike and walking tracks will give residents lots of opportunities for exercise and fun activities. Proposed playing fields, a sporting complex and a heritage park will add to the water based activities provided by the Caboolture River and Moreton Bay.
Stage 16 and North Harbour offer:
- Land sizes from Courtyard 25 to Traditional family blocks (388m2 to 800m2) with the average lot size measuring 470m2
- House and land packages from leading Australian builders including special offers for First Home Buyers
- Fastest broadband in Australia
- Village park with Wi-Fi and children’s playground
- 1000 acres of open space and parklands
- Reticulated gas to every home
We have created a number of house and land packages in Stage 16 for a diverse range of needs including First Home Buyers keen to take advantage of the current $20,000 First Home Buyer’s Grant.
In July 2016, the First Home Buyers Grant increased to a generous $20,000. Provided by the State Government, the First Home Buyers Grant is a one-off financial grant only available to those buying their first home in Australia who meet all the eligibility criteria.
Eligible recipients must be:
– at least 18 years old
– purchasing a new property under $750,000
– an Australian Citizen or permanent resident
– receiving the grant for the first time
For a full list of the terms and conditions associated with the First Home Owners’ Grant please visit the website here.
The Grant won’t be around forever, so if you are thinking of buying a house but not sure if you can afford it – don’t put it off, talk to a financial advisor for some property advice now. A good financial planner can help you reach 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.
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/.
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 is a great place to choose when considering buying your first home for reasons we have elaborated on previously – namely, the longevity of the project, location, experience of the developers and first-class amenities.
The fact is that the northside of Brisbane is growing at a rapid rate and the northern suburbs represent excellent value for money. As I’ve mentioned many times, our suburb of Burpengary East was recently named one of the top suburbs to buy in which you get the most “bang for your buck” by Channel 9. With an array of new global stores such as IKEA now at North Lakes (just 10-15 minutes from North Harbour) and Costco 10 minutes away we’re extremely well placed for excellent shopping and lifestyle amenities.
We’re also handy for further and higher education with Caboolture QUT and Caboolture TAFE just 10 minutes away with a new university campus arriving in 2020 at Petrie (20-25 minutes away). Plus road and transport upgrades happening all the time – the northside has become a very sought after location. North Harbour gives First Home Buyers an amazing opportunity to move into a brand-new home in an excellent location rather than focussing on the older houses for sale in the surrounding area.
Why build? Well building your first home means you can get exactly what you need from the start of your home owning journey. No need to spend on renovations or competing against other buyers – just choose your house and land package and get ready to move into one of the northside’s best new development. There are lots of styles 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 appreciate that buying a home can be a difficult and overwhelming process so aim to make it as painless as possible for you! Our sales team is on site 7 days a week, 10am-5pm (excluding public holidays) and we’re happy to answer any questions you have. We have an awesome coffee machine and bottled water to restore you after you’ve viewed the many show homes on offer, there’s plenty of space to sit and discuss options, free Wi-Fi 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/
Our Display Village is home to 14 local and national builders, many of whom specialise in helping First Home Buyers climb onto the property ladder and get as high up as they can! One such builder is Integra Homes. The Pathfinder series offers no deposit house and land packages for first time buyers. As the team says, “Stop paying rent! Don’t wait years saving for your deposit when YOU can buy in now, at today’s prices, with no deposit!”
Integra has two homes on display at North Harbour, The Cox and The Wentworth, open every day 10am-5pm. http://displayvillage.northharbour.com.au/integra-homes/
So many people have fallen in love with and now live at North Harbour. Our community is growing and North Harbour has grown into a warm and friendly place to call home. At last count we’ve sold over 400 blocks of land and over 150 families have built and moved into their dream homes.
Next week we’ll be taking a stroll back in time and discovering more about the heritage at North Harbour.
North Harbour Sales Office & Display Village is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm (excluding public holidays). For more information regarding buying a home at North Harbour or to make an appointment call Aidan on 5433 1111, email firstname.lastname@example.org.