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Investment Neat Home Loan

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3.97

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3.89

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3.91

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$1,565

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Own Home Loan Fixed

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3.86

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5.19

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4.27

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$1,787

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3.86

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3.81

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4.38

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$1,823

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3.81

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Green Home Loan

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4.46

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Winner of Best Green Home Loan, RateCity Gold Awards 2022

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3.63

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4.05

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$1,523

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4.46

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Owner Occupier Accelerates - Liberate (Principal and Interest)

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4.16

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3.89

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3.84

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$1,565

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4.16

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Investor Accelerates - Celebrate (Principal and Interest)

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4.07

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4.09

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4.09

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$1,598

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4.07

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Smart Booster Home Loan Discounted Variable - 2yr

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4.17

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3.60

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Intro 24 months

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3.96

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$1,584

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4.17

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Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Owner Occupied) (Interest Only)

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4.30

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3.44

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3.24

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$860

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4.30

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Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Owner Occupied) (Interest Only)

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4.25

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3.54

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3.34

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Repayment

$885

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Extra Repayments
Interest Only
Owner Occupied
Real Time Rating™

4.25

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Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Owner Occupied) (Principal and Interest)

Real Time Rating™

4.49

/ 5

Winner of Best Home Loans Over 1m, Best Variable Home Loan, RateCity Gold Awards 2022

Interest Rate

3.24

% p.a

Variable

Comparison Rate*

3.24

% p.a

Company
Repayment

$1,460

monthly

Features
Redraw facility
Offset Account
Borrow up to 80%
Extra Repayments
Interest Only
Owner Occupied
Real Time Rating™

4.49

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What is the first home owner grant?

Purchasing property is no easy feat, and assistance schemes and grants are designed to help take some of the pressure off homebuyers. 

The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) is a national scheme that provides financial assistance to eligible buyers purchasing their first home. The grant amount typically ranges between $10,000 - $25,000, differing depending on the state and territory where the property is being purchased.

The FHOG was introduced on 1 July 2000 to help offset the impact of GST on homeownership.

What first home owner grant is available in my state or territory?

The value of funds provided by the FHOG will depend on the state or territory in which the property being purchased resides. To discover more information about the FHOG available to you, you’ll want to visit the Revenue Office website of your state or territory.

STATE OR TERRITORYFIRST HOME OWNER GRANT
New South Wales$10,000 towards purchase price. Must be buying or building your first home. Not for existing dwellings. Value cap of $750,000
Australian Capital TerritoryNot available after 1 July 2019. Replaced by Home Buyer Concession.
Victoria$10,000 if buying or building a new home. Value cap of $750,000
Queensland$15,000 for new purchases and constructions up to $750,000
South AustraliaUp to $15,000 for new purchases and constructions less than $575,000
Tasmania$30,000 if building new residence or purchasing new build.
Western Australia$10,000 for new purchases. Property prices capped at $750,000 for South of the 26th parallel and $1m for north of the 26th parallel
Northern Territory$10,000 if building new residence or purchasing new build.

Am I eligible for the first home owner grant?

The eligibility criteria to qualify for the FHOG differs depending on the state or territory where the property is located. However, to qualify for a FHOG you will typically need to tick these boxes:

  • Be a first home buyer
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be 18-years or over
  • Buying and/or building a new home

Each FHOG may also carry its own criteria and requirements around the following factors:

  • Value of the property
  • Purpose of the property (exclusions to investors may apply)
  • Location of the property within the state or territory
  • Whether one or more applicants (and spouses or de facto partners) have previously received the grant or purchased property anywhere in Australia.

For more detailed information on the eligibility criteria set by your Revenue Office, it may be worth visiting their website or speaking to a customer service representative for the Revenue Office.

What other government assistance is available to help buy property?

With housing market values at rather intimidating numbers for many first home buyers across Australia, there have been several government assistances and schemes made available.

These assistances and schemes may differ depending on the purpose of the purchase and the financial situation of the home buyer but are all created to make the process more accessible.

Stamp duty concessions and exemptions

One of the biggest upfront costs associated with buying property is stamp duty. And if you’re looking to purchase in a capital city such as Sydney or Melbourne, this can climb into the tens of thousands of dollars range.

First home buyers may be eligible for stamp duty concessions or exemptions, depending on the value of the property they intend to purchase and the state or territory the property resides in.

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS)

The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) was created to support borrowers with deposits below the “ideal” 20% mark to purchase property without having to pay costly Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (LMI).

As property prices have climbed significantly in the last decade, saving a 20% deposit can be unrealistic for many first-time buyers. Instead, through this scheme the government acts as a guarantor, supporting a loan application with a deposit as little as 5%.

Family Home Guarantee

Similar to the FHLDS, the Family Home Guarantee supports single parents with deposits as small as 2% to meet eligibility criteria to qualify for a home loan and avoid paying LMI. There is an income cap of $125,000.

First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS)

The First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) allows eligible home buyers to make additional contributions into their super fund, with the intent that these funds and any returns be put towards a property deposit.

What are the benefits and disadvantages of the FHOG?

The FHOG is one option that first time buyers have to help ease the financial burden associated with purchasing property in Australia.

The FHOG can be put towards your property deposit, however it typically will not cover the full amount needed. You may still need to save at least 5-10% of your own deposit to be eligible for a home loan, as well as to showcase that you have ‘genuine savings’. 

As property prices have continued to climb to record highs in the last few years, it’s fair to say that for some areas, such as Sydney, Melbourne or the ACT, the grant may not go as far as it may have when first introduced in 2000. While the value of these grants has changed over time, it’s worth keeping in mind that you may still need to do the majority of saving for a deposit in high market value areas such as these.    

Benefits:

  • Eases the burden of saving for property
  • Can be put towards a deposit

Disadvantages:

  • Will typically not cover the cost of a deposit
  • You may still need to show genuine savings to qualify for a home loan

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