WISH FOR HAVEN GRANTED
A savvy developer has helped first-home buyers get into the property market by holding an information session on Queensland’s $20,000 First Home Buyers Grant.
After attending the session, first-home buyers Clair and Matt Goodall, with daughter Nyah, are making the move to Queensland. Frasers Property Australia began sessions as the June 30 extended grant deadline ticked down, although the State Government announced this week it would continue until December. The couple have now bought into Frasers Property’s 1500-lot Brookhaven community in Logan City
“Our decision to buy at Brookhaven was influenced by the area, price and, of course, wanting to make the most out of the first home buyers grant before it ended,” said Clair.
“The information session was great; it provided us with very helpful information about the local area and what’s to come”. With work on their home set to start in September, they are planning for a move-in early next year.
Frasers Property Australia general manager residential Queensland Cameron Leggatt said the first-home buyer market accounted for almost 50 per cent of sales in Brookhaven.
“This led the team at Frasers Property to stage an event to help first-time buyers navigate the purchase process,” he said.
Attendees heard from industry experts from Urbis, Horizon Financial Solutions, OWNit Conveyancing and Frasers Property Australia.
Horizon managing director Andrew Leak said there were a variety of ways buyers with differing deposits could qualify for finance, and encouraged them to seek out a broker specialising in construction loans. “A broker can assess the first-home buyer’s situation with all lenders and all deposit options to co-ordinate the loan to suit individual needs,” he said.
Brookhaven, on a 150ha site at Bahrs Scrub, will have detached lots, a retail centre, parks and green spaces. Land starts at $180,000. The display village opens early 2018.
Frasers Property Australia is helping first-home buyers such as Matt and Clair Goodall (pictured with daughter Nyah) break into the property market. The Goodalls have bought into the Brookhaven community in Logan City.