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When deciding on the area to live in, apart from considering proximity to family, friends and work commitments, you will obviously need to think about prices. Prices will vary greatly from suburb to suburb.
As a rough guide, you should budget for between 5-7% of the purchase price, in addition to your deposit, to cover fees and charges. While mortgage and stamp duties will make up the bulk of this 5-7%, the balance may include; • Building and pest reports • Valuation fees • Lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) • [...]
Stamp duty is a tax levied on the purchase of a property. It is calculated according to the purchase price of the property and the state or territory the property is situated in.
The amount you need as a deposit will depend on the type of home loan and the lender you select. Generally you will require a minimum of 5% of the property value.
Your repayments will vary depending on your borrowing amount, interest rate and lender.
This one-off grant is available to First Home Buyers intending to live in the home they are buying. Basically, you are eligible if you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident who is buying or building your first home in Australia and intend to occupy it as your principal place of residence within 12 [...]
How much you can borrow, also known as your borrowing capacity, will depend on how much of a deposit you have, your current income and what expense commitments you have. It will also vary from lender to lender.