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December 2020 | Money Matters

Great news for those still looking to build with the announcement on 29 November that the HomeBuilder scheme, which provides grants for home builders and renovators has been extended to 31 March 2021. The extension is expected to see a further 15,000 construction projects under the scheme.

Under the extension changes include:

December 2020 | Money Matters

Buying a block of land and building a brand-new home is incredibly exciting, but let’s face it, when it comes to finance, there’s lots of questions that we need answered.

Licenced and experienced Mortgage Broker, Mark Polatkesen is here to answer some of the most frequently asked finance questions and provide some useful tips to help you through your journey to purchasing a new home and becoming part of the Manor Lakes community.

October 2020 | Money Matters

As part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, under the ‘Driving Jobs Through Housing’ package extension, the Australian Government has committed an additional 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) places for the 2020-21 financial year. This is positive news for you, if you’re an eligible first home buyer looking to purchase a new up home, valued at $850,000 or less at Manor Lakes. Not only has the threshold for the price of homes been increased but first home buyers have now been given a longer time frame to take up an allotted place in the scheme.

September 2020 | Money Matters

Join Manor Lakes’ thriving established community and take advantage of land which is ready to be built on now.

September 2020 | Money Matters
June 2020 | Money Matters

HomeBuilder. Your Questions Answered 

Heard about the Australian Government’s new HomeBuilder grant scheme, but not sure if you qualify or fully understand what it means for you?

To help, we’ve pulled together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the scheme, so you can work out if you qualify.

What is it?

June 2020 | Money Matters

Great news for Australians dreaming of buying their own home. The Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme provides eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.  This will be a welcome relief to many Australians and the country’s economy as it tries to navigate its way out of the current health crisis.

Here is an overview of the HomeBuilder grant –

June 2020 | Money Matters

City, suburb, north, south, east or west? So many decisions! We obviously think west is the best and that Manor Lakes has everything a busy lifestyle requires – schools, transportation, shopping, and an abundance of nature, all within a short distance of beaches, mountains, regional attractions, awarding winning restaurants, zoos and wineries. Manor Lakes is also a community that has been designed and developed by a trusted leader in the Australian property industry, the Dennis Family Corporation. 


June 2020 | Money Matters

Where to next? It’s important to establish your budget. When working out your budget, you’ll need to factor in extra costs such as conveyancing, taxes, duties and fees. 

We recommend that you contact your bank or a mortgage broker to find the right type of loan to suit your needs. Once again, our team can help you out by recommending a mortgage broker who’ll be able to step you through the finance process and apply for a home loan.

June 2020 | Money Matters

One of the most frequently asked, and notoriously difficult to answer, questions regarding purchasing property is: ‘should I buy before selling my existing property, or should I sell my existing property first?’.

Quite simply, every situation is different, and we recommend you consult an independent financial advisor before making any binding decisions.

There are a few key considerations that can help inform your decision making.

Is the current market favouring those selling or buying?


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