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First Home Buyers Given Leg Up In Budget

The government has outlined plans to expand its First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.

By Terry Christodoulou
Tue, Mar 29, 2022 1:39pmGrey Clock < 1 min

The Federal Budget for 2022 is set to ‘unlock’ 50,000 new places for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FLHDS).

Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) president Mr Hayden Groves said this significant investment into supporting home ownership shows confidence that the scheme is serving the private property market.

“NHFIC (the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation) estimates that around 15% of Australian households are prospective homeowners and this announcement makes that dream one step closer for those Australians who are eligible,” said Mr Groves

“The number of first home buyers decreased to 37,620 in the quarter, a decrease of 18.3% over the past 12 months.

“At the same time the average loan size increased to $470,548, an increase of 12.9% over the same period.”

Mr Groves said that the support of the FHLDS was a priority for the REIA and went on to thank the Federal Minister for Housing, Michael Sukkar MP.

“REIA supported this innovation in public policy when it was first announced in the Federal Election 2019 and the program has gone from strength to strength.

“Now up to 1 in 10 first home buyers utilise the Guarantee program with 6,000 of Australia’s key workers securing their first home through this program – our COVID-19 heroes.”

With the government seeking to triple the scheme from an initial 10,000 places in 2019, Mr Groves suggests Australians looking to buy their first home seek advice for accessing the scheme.

“With these new places coming online you will have more opportunity than ever to secure a place, we strongly encourage interested first home buyers to speak with their mortgage broker.”



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The ball is in the buyer’s court with this knockdown/rebuild opportunity

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Tue, Apr 18, 2023 2 min

Glenhaven in Sydney’s Hills District is one of those areas that locals tend to keep to themselves. Leafy with large blocks on offer, the suburb takes its name from its valley location, with the northern end originally known as the Glen and the southern end called the Haven. 

En route from Parramatta to the Hunter, Glenhaven has become an ideal place for growing families in search of a little more space, or even room to house several generations under one roof.

The challenge is finding properties that tick all the right boxes.

As demand for trades and supply chain issues continue to ease, now could be the right time for a knockdown/rebuild project for would-be buyers looking to create their dream home.

Fairmont Homes specialises in knockdown/rebuild projects in Sydney. General manager at Fairmont Homes, Daniel Logue, said there are key features to look for when choosing a knockdown/rebuild site.

“The key items we look for are the site falling to the street, not to the rear, to help with stormwater drainage as well as access to the site,” he said. “Neighbouring property front setbacks are also important. In some older areas, the older houses are set closer to the street, meaning your new home will have to be set to suit.

“Value for money and the return on the end sale price of the home is another issue.”

If possible, he said designing a home that meets the criteria of the Complying Development legislation will speed up approvals considerably.

While suitable knockdown/rebuild sites can be hard to find in Glenhaven, there are still hidden opportunities if you know where to look.

One block at 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven is ideally suited for rejuvenation. With almost 850sqm to play with, it slopes down to the street and sits between neighbouring properties that have already been stylishly updated.

 

 

An existing basketball court at the rear could provide the perfect teen backdrop to a family home, or it could make way for a larger house with landscaped gardens and pool. Alternatively, it could be the perfect position for a cabana or granny flat to serve as in-law accommodation or a source of secondary income.

With recent sales of completed homes in nearby streets reaching well above $5 million, it’s a great opportunity to make a slam dunk of a buy into one of Sydney’s best kept secrets.

Address: 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven
Price guide: $1.8 million
Inspection: By appointment only

 

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