Borrowing for first home

20/10/20

Interest Rates

The Reserve Bank has left the office interest rate on hold at the historic low of 0.25%.  This now marks the seventh month in a row without a change!  This decision means that the interest rate on loans remains stable assisting households and businesses.
11/08/20

Stamp Duty Paused!

NSW State Premier announced that as from the 1st August 2020, stamp duty tax would be temporarily paused for new homes priced under $800,000 for first home buyers.  The NSW Government expects around 6000 first home buyers to benefit from the plan designed to support the construction industry and generate new jobs through the Coronavirus […]
04/01/20

2020 – New First Home Buyers Scheme

First Home Buyers will have an opportunity to enter the property market with a smaller deposit under a New Federal Government (new home loan deposit) Scheme which commenced 1st January 2020. Under the scheme, first home buyers with a deposit as small as 5% may be able to apply for a mortgage, which the government […]
13/09/19

Deposit gap scheme opens the door to home ownership: UDIA’s Connie Kirk

 The introduction of legislation giving effect to the Commonwealth Government’s deposit gap scheme is the first step in easing the pathway to home ownership. The scheme – promised on the eve of the federal election – helps reduce barriers to home ownership by closing deposit savings requirement and effectively reducing mortgage insurance costs. We welcome […]
12/09/19

Financing your new home build

Trying to get into any property area is difficult for First Home Owners, but the Central Coast has always proved to be an affordable option, especially when building in a new estate like Yeramba’s Hamlyn Grove. Adding the attraction of brand new home with personal choices, it makes an enticing option. However, finance for new […]
23/05/19

Finally a First Home Owner Loan Deposit scheme

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme that will enable first home buyers to access a mortgage with a 5 per cent deposit. Mr Morrison said: “It can take nine to 10 years for an average household to save a deposit. We want to help Australians realise the goal […]

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