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What to look for when buying your first home

What to look for when buying your first home

If you’re interested in getting into the property market then no doubt you are aware of the First Home Owners Grant. Until 31 December 2017, this grant will be raised from $10,000 to $15,000 for new homes up to the value of $750,000. The threshold is raised even higher, to $1m, for new homes located in the 26th parallel. While this will obviously bring a big boost to first home buyer’s figures, the Housing Affordability Report recently revealed that Western…

6 Tips to break into Perth’s Property Market at a young age

6 Tips to break into Perth’s Property Market at a young age

If you’re looking to break into the Perth property market at a young age, then you’re making a good decision. However, getting to it is definitely not going to be a cakewalk. According to the ‘Housing Affordability – A study for the Perth metropolitan area‘ report, home ownership remains difficult for households on low-to-moderate incomes. Shelter WA Executive Officer Chantal Roberts said, “There are many households, including key workers, that are trapped in our insecure private rental market due to…