Before You Buy: Checklist for Assessing a House

Before You Buy: Checklist for Assessing a House

Congratulations on your decision to buy a house! But, before you buy that house you’ve been eyeing, make sure to check it thoroughly first. Don’t buy it immediately based on its curb appeal or the ‘emotional pull’ you’re feeling. Instead, consider using this home checklist as you assess a house during your initial walk-through. Before […]

7 Important Things to Do After Moving into a New Home

Congrats on your new home! Moving into a new home can be a very exhilarating time. But once you’ve moved in, you might find yourself asking, “What now?” If you’re not sure what to do after moving into a new home, here’s a checklist that you can use as a guide. Moving into a New Home? […]

First Home Owner Stamp Duty Concession: How to Apply

First Home Owner Stamp Duty Concession: How to Apply

Buying a home is a major financial decision. So, it’s crucial that you understand your financial responsibilities and what help is available to you – including your first home owner stamp duty concession. First Home Owner Stamp Duty Concession: How to Apply When purchasing a home on or after July 1, 2017, you may be eligible for […]

Buying Your First Home? 3 Mistakes You Should Avoid

Buying Your First Home? 3 Mistakes You Should Avoid

The prospect of buying your first home comes with a lot of feelings: trepidation, excitement, happiness, and just about every other expression on the emotional spectrum. At the very least, it can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, particularly for first home buyers who are afraid to make a lot of home buying mistakes. However, […]

Important Steps to Prepare for Your Home Buying Journey

Important Steps to Prepare for Your Home Buying Journey

Is this the first time you’re going on a home buying journey? Are you a first-time home buyer? Buying a home can be an exciting time. However, it can also be overwhelming; and understandably so, given that it’s probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort, […]

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: Tips to Secure Your Spot

So, you’ve learned everything you need to know about the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme from my previous blog articles, ‘First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: A Definitive Guide for Beginners’ [1] and ‘First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: Eligibility and Application’[2]. Now, it’s time for you to learn how to secure your spot when applying for the First Home […]

5 Tips for Buying a Home in the Best Location

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Finding the right house can really make a place feel like home. But, it isn’t just about the property itself – it’s also about the location. In the real estate world, agents talk about home location all the time and how it’s important for most people. There’s a reason for that: Location really does matter. […]

Stamp Duty Concessions: A Guide for First Home Owners

Stamp Duty Concessions

Since July 1, 2017 Stamp Duty Concessions have been applied to eligible applicants who are purchasing their first home. It was a way for the Victorian Government to help out our aspiring homeowners to get them into the market.  But, what exactly is a stamp duty concession Victoria? What does stamp duty apply to? What […]

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: Eligibility and Application

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: Eligibility and Application

So, you’ve learned everything you need to know about the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme from my previous blog article, “First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: A Definitive Guide for Beginners”. Now, you’re wondering if you’re eligible for it. How do you qualify? How do you apply? What requirements are necessary? In this article, I’ll be discussing […]