10 tips for first home buyers
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If you are thinking about buying your first home, consider the following tips before you sign on the dotted line. 1. Rentvesting While the thought of living in your first home is a tempting one, there is a financial incentive to making your first house an investment property. In doing so, all costs become a tax deduction…

A first homebuyer’s guide to loans
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Buying your first home is a rite of passage for most young Australians. Having a place to call our own is a key part of our psyche so it’s little surprise that first homebuyers are prepared to put in the hard financial yards to turn that dream into a reality. Buying your first home can…

Our guide to lowering the deposit on your first home
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One of the most common questions first home buyers ask is, “Can you buy a house with no deposit?”  The thing is the answer to that question is not simple because the answer is “yes” but kind of “no” as well. That’s because the lending landscape has changed over the past five years and at this…

10 Strategies to Help First Home Buyers - Part 1
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Increasing property prices and poor affordability continue to push many buyers out of the property market – which is especially the case for first time buyers. In my opinion, it is harder to become a home owner today than what it was back when I bought my first home around 30 years ago. The declining…

NSW affordability package: Stamp duty savings
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In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses the latest addition to the NSW affordability package.  The third installment of Government measures to address the affordability struggle in Sydney and Melbourne has been delivered, with the NSW Government announcing a package of reforms commencing July 1.  This follows announcements by the Federal and Victorian Governments in recent months. The primary…

1st Home Buyer Wants
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Two minute read. Fast facts 25 to 44 years 3.3 people per household 36% no children at home 30% couples or living alone A projected 26% of total new housing demand over next decade (in this case, for the Brisbane outer suburbs) Brief description  HECS Portfolio work, not long-term work commitment Partnering later Parent as…

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