Category: First Home

August 26, 2019Development

Living by the sea

Living by the sea is a lifestyle many people dream of but fast becoming more and more achievable. With changing technology, improved infrastructure and transport and greater affordability many are making living by the sea a reality.

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July 9, 2019First Home

Moving to Regional Victoria

There has never been a better time to buy and build in Regional Victoria. With the escalating cost of living, busy lifestyle and the struggle to break into the housing market in Melbourne, areas in Regional Victoria such as Gippsland are becoming a popular choice.

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August 1, 2018Development

8 Advantages of Building a New Home

It’s brand new and you’re the first person to enjoy it Create the very first memories in your brand new home.  Soak in the bath that has never been used, walk in bare feet on carpet that has never been stepped on.   Customisation Choose the perfect block of land and the perfect home for you.  Create a floor plan that suits you.  Personalise your home with your own colors, finishes and features.  You don’t need to compromise with a house that was built for someone else.   Going Green Look after the environment and save on your energy bills.  A new house gives you the opportunity to install the latest energy efficient appliances.   Protect Your Family No hazardous materials, such as […]

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June 6, 2018First Home

Jargon Busting Terms All First Home Buyers Should Know

Agreement This is the written contract for the sale and purchase of the property between the vendor (seller) and the purchaser (buyer). Deposit Part of the price (usually 10%) paid by the buyer when the agreement is signed or on confirmation. Equity This is the amount of the property that the purchaser actually owns – rather than owes. Freehold This form of title means that you own the land and the buildings on the property, with few restrictions. Mortgage A mortgage is a type of loan. Mortgages are used to make large real estate purchases without paying the entire value of the home and land up front. Over a period of many years you repay the loan, plus interest, until you eventually own […]

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December 3, 2016First Home

Save that money honey!

Being a 23-year-old girl I am all about treating myself.  Whether it is buying a new dress, going away for a weekend or a night out with friends, I will always find a reason to justify my spending. However, when it comes to being an adult my priorities are definitely not in order. Net banking has ruined it. If I want something I will make sure I find a way to get. If I can’t afford it at the time I will use my credit card or I will transfer money from my savings into another account just so I can treat myself. I understand that things do happen and you can’t account for everything. Your car might break down […]

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October 9, 2016First Home

First home blog: hide and cost seek

By Steph Nash Building your first home is an exciting but overwhelming experience. Confusing terms and definitions, budgeting, and home loans can be confronting for anyone who has never looked at property before, and most of it probably won’t make sense.

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May 19, 2016Development

Beat the Market to Regional Victoria

Following the recent release of the 2016/2017 Victorian budget, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said that the most important thing the government can do to address the housing affordability crisis is develop a comprehensive population strategy. “We need to grow our regions, not throw everything at Melbourne,” Guy was reported as saying in ABC News.  “Melbourne is going to be unliveable — a great heaving mass of 8 million people.” LandGipps Finance Manager Shayne Blackwood says that what Guy suggests as a solution is already happening. “There’s an organically growing number of people living in regional areas such as Ballarat, Geelong and Warragul who are commuting to Melbourne for work,” says Blackwood.  “There’s also a growing number of people moving to these […]

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