June 2014

Are You Eligible for the First Home Owner’s Grant?

According to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafted by the United Nations, every person has the right to own property. The Western Australian government highly values this right, which is why they offer a substantial grant to all residents who are about to purchase their first home.

The WA government offers a grant of up to $10,000 to those who are having their new home built (a $3,000 grant is available to those purchasing an existing home). Furthermore, those who purchase vacant land along with the home may be eligible for an exemption from stamp duty.

Are you eligible for this grant? Find out by asking yourself these questions:


Tips in Choosing a Home Builder

There are many home builders out there, and choosing the one that can build the home you want can be tricky, especially for first-time home buyers. Fortunately, you can prepare yourself beforehand and avoid the pitfalls of ill-made decisions. Here are some tips to help you decide on the right contractor:


The Importance of Property Inspections

Experienced and veteran home buyers know how crucial property inspections are to the entire home shopping process, especially when they are looking into aged homes. However, first home buyers may not be aware of this important step. Some of them may even be tricked into thinking that if they are buying newly-built homes then they won’t need a property inspection when in fact, it’s the opposite that is true.


The Advantages of Building a Home

First-time homeowners have a variety of options– from renting a home, to buying a listed home, to building a new one. When you have the financial capabilities, you would find that building your home offers a myriad of benefits. Here are the three main advantages of building a home:


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