New Park Announced, Final Weeks for First Home Buyer’s $20,000 and our How to Buy a Home Top Tips
May 21, 2017
Hope you’re having an excellent week – we’re celebrating yet another milestone at North Harbour this week as we can announce work has begun on our second Park!
Our first Park, the Village Park, opened in October 2015 at the end of Moreton Bay Boulevard and was the first of the parks to be built in North Harbour. It incorporates two areas of play equipment to suit both older children and pre-schoolers and has Wi-Fi, shelters, drinking fountains (for people and pets) and BBQs on 6000m2 of beautifully landscaped space.
Very popular with both residents and visitors, the Village Park has become the centre of North Harbour’s community playing host to many events, birthday parties, playdates, boot camps and much more!
Our second Park is located on the south-western side of North Harbour near the Raff Creek Environmental Corridor and will also include play equipment (different to the Village Park to give residents lots of choice), BBQs and shelters. This Park will also offer exercise equipment in fitness stations which will provide our residents with the opportunity for free workouts in beautiful surroundings.
As we’ve mentioned (many times!) North Harbour boasts the largest area devoted to open space and parklands within the northern corridor (the stretch between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast). Extensive bike and walking tracks will give residents heaps of options for exercise and fun activities. Included in our masterplan are proposed playing fields, a sporting complex and a heritage precinct (more on this in upcoming Blogs) which will complement the water based activities provided by the Caboolture River and Moreton Bay.
Our Project Director, Peter Lightbody, said: “We’re excited to bring our residents some more excellent park facilities, this park will be located close to our current land releases being Stages 15 and 16.
If you’re gearing up to buy a new home – hopefully in time to receive the $20,000 First Home Buyer’s Grant – you might be facing an overwhelming amount of choices on what to do.
Firstly, if you’re a First Home Buyer and keen on free money, make sure you get that contract signed ASAP in order to be eligible for $20,000! The Grant ENDS on June 30th so if you are wanting to buy, please get in quick.
The First Home Buyers Grant has been at $20,000 for one year and will end on 30 June 2017. 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.
If you’re unsure about whether a new build is for you make sure you visit as many homes as possible to get an idea of what you need. 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 – 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. With an array of new global stores such as IKEA moving into North Lakes (just 10-15 minutes from North Harbour), a new university campus arriving in 2020 at Petrie (20-25 minutes away) and regular road and transport upgrades offering employment and excellent lifestyle amenities – 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 for a great price rather than focussing on older houses for sale which may need additional work after purchase.
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 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 appreciate that buying your first 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 and we’re happy to answer any questions you have. We have a 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 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/
We’ve also gathered together a few of the best How to Buy a Home guides we could find:
- RealEstate.com.au’s Guide to Buying a Home: http://www.realestate.com.au/advice/buying/first-home/
- The Federal Government’s Smart Guide to Buying a House: http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/family-and-community/housing-and-property
- Business Insider’s 9 Step Guide to How To Buy a Home: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-to-buy-a-home-you-can-afford-2015-8?r=US&IR=T
Have a great week; we’ll be back next week with more news from North Harbour.
North Harbour Sales Office & 35 Home Display Village is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. For more information please contact us