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first home owners grant
As a first home buyer there are a variety of special offers and grants available to help you get into the property market. Buying your first property can often be expensive with a number of fees and taxes that you may not be aware of. Stamp duty is the tax paid on the purchase price of a property for certain documents & transactions associated with the purchase. A benefit of being a first home buyer is that you can sometimes have stamp duty waived under certain government offers.
One of the most noted grants is the government’s First Home Owners Grant. This grant allows first time home buyers who are looking to buy a New home, build a home, or buy a newly renovated property.
As every state government differs it’s important to look for the grants available in your state.
*Note these amounts are subject to change with Government changes.
BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME?
What to know when buying first home
When first getting into the property market it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. A mortgage is a long term debt which if not properly accounted for can cause potential financial strain. To make sure you get the most out of your loan it’s important to follow these steps:
The first step is to look into how much you might need to borrow in the area you’re looking to buy. It’s also wise to look at the current property market as interest rates can rise and fall over time which could impact your ability to afford repayments.
While you might have a deposit saved, you need to check how much you are eligible to borrow based on your income, expenses, and credit history. This is important to ensure you are able to afford the cost of the loan and can make your repayments.
The first home owners grant could play a crucial role in determining how much you have to spend when looking for your first home. Having that extra money in your pocket can help when applying for your loan.
Decide whether you want a fixed rate or variable interest rate loan
When deciding between a fixed interest rate and a variable rate there are definitely some benefits to each. It’s important to know the differences and decide on a rate that will work for you.
first home loan specialists
At Davies Home Loans we understand the needs of first home buyers and can answer any of those questions that arise when first getting into the property market. Our specialist mortgage brokers are experienced in helping young professionals get into their first home and will guide you through the whole loans process.
Get in touch or give us a call to learn how we can make your property dreams come true!