Things to consider when buying a new home


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Jul 9, 2009( 2 min read )

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Are you looking to build your dream home? Have you found the perfect new development property? Most Australian’s dream of owning a new home but in today’s market it often means buying further away from main city’s or settling for a smaller unit, rather than a house.

If you are making the plunge into new home ownership it’s important to track down the perfect home loan. Every Aussie borrower tries to get it right the first time with their new home loan. Whether you’re looking for a new home to live in or invest in, you can find the lowest rates just by comparing online.

For those looking at newly built homes, the governments offers a range of incentives, including tax breaks and grants. Therefore, it’s crucial to check your state’s regulations to make sure you can maximise your benefits.

Some lenders also offer specialised mortgage products for newly built or investment homes with a wide range of features. If you’re looking to upgrade your home, comparing products from both banks and non-banks could help you find the right loan to fit your circumstances.

Things to consider when building a new home

  • What are your main needs and requirements?
  • Plan your budget
  • Location, location, location
  • Decide what your dream home looks like
  • Find a home loan that will suit your financial needs
  • Contact a notable builder and start laying down your plans for your new home

A lot of the same rules apply when buying a new development except the property developer will have all the main property structural plans laid down for you.

Here are some of the lowest variable rate mortgages in the market to help you land your new home.

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