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Client stories in the 2020-21 financial year

Over the past 12 months we have worked side-by-side with many clients to support them in making life changing purchases. We get satisfaction out of securing finance to fund purchases that will never be forgotten.

Below is a review of just some of the people we have helped over the last year and a summary of how we assisted them in securing their new property.

Having the right mortgage advice from an honest adviser makes what can be a daunting process a walk in the park. If you would like assistance in securing finance to fund your next property purchase or refinance please give us a call on 03 5434 7690 or email endeavor@endeavorbendigo.com.au

 

Eloise

Eloise settled on her first home after we assisted her with securing finance and navigating through the range of First Home Buyer benefits available at the time. The First Home Buyer Stamp Duty exemption allowed Eloise to save $15,000 on stamp duty for the purchase of her established home.

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Jake and Laura

We assisted Jake and Laura at the end of 2020 to purchase some vacant land. The couple then begun their build which is now complete. Exciting times ahead! They were able to take advantage of both the regional First Home Owners Grant of $20,000 and the $25,000 New Home Builder Grant which were available at the time.

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Erin and Ryan

Erin and Ryan settled on the purchase of their first home in the middle of this year. This was particularly exciting as we were able to secure them the $20,000 regional First Home Owners grant, even though the house was already built. Pretty good perk for new eligible properties, particularly when you can move in straight away.

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Tom

When Tom’s parents decided to move interstate he couldn’t pass at the opportunity to purchase the house he grew up in! Often when a sale happens between family members, the State Revenue Office (SRO) will not allow for the first home buyer stamp duty waiver if the house is sold under market value.

We worked with Tom, his parents and the SRO to ensure the house was purchased at a price which would allow for Tom to still be eligible for the stamp duty waiver.

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Albert and Quynh

We assisted Albert and Quynh by working through their borrowing power and arranged finance prior to attending an auction in a hot market, allowing the newly engaged couple to bid with confidence. Being prepared before the auction proved useful given their complex self-employed income and existing investments.

The couple were successful in winning the auction, a good result for all involved!

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McKinley Builders

Working with McKinley Builders involved “owner builder” which many banks aren’t comfortable with even for self-employed licenced builders. This also involved bridging finance which allows clients to build and move in to their new house before selling their existing house.

Better than living in a rental while you build and needing to move twice!

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Tom

We guided Tom through the regional Victoria $20,000 First Home Owners Grant and also the $25,000 Home Builder grant to help him finance his new home. He was referred to us by his employer, McKinley Builders, who are in the story above.

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Dill and Georgia

We helped Dill and Georgia take advantage of both the regional Victoria $20,000 First Home Owners Grant and the $25,000 Home Builder Grant. The couple were referred to us by their accountant as Georgia had become newly self-employed.

We worked with her and formed a plan of attack and timing for her and Dill to get their build off the ground.

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Hayden and Tilley

We helped Hayden and Tilley take advantage of the regional Victoria $20,000 First Home Owners Grant as well as the $25,000 Home Builder Grant. The couple were referred to us by their friends Georgia and Dill, the clients in the story above. They recommended Hayden come and talk to us, and we also later found out that we had been recommended to Tilley by one of her colleagues who is also an exciting client! So they knew they were in good hands.

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Federal Budget boost for single parents

Under the proposed Family Home Guarantee, single parents will now be able to purchase a property with a deposit of just 2%, with the government guaranteeing the remaining 18%.

The Family Home Guarantee is limited to 10,000 places which will be spread evenly across four financial years, equating to 2,500 spots per year.

The scheme is open to first home buyers, as well as those who have previously owned a home.

The Family Home Guarantee aims to help single-parent families get onto the property ladder or re-enter the property market. The scheme was announced as part of the 2021-22 Federal Budget.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scheme, you must:

  • Be a single parent with a dependant(s)
  • Earn less than $125,000 per year
  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be above 18 years of age.

Apply

The Family Home Guarantee will commence from 1 July 2021, subject to legislative approval. Further information about the scheme will be available over the coming days on the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation website.

 

In a separate measure, the government has also announced an expansion of the New Home Guarantee scheme with an additional 10,000 places. The scheme allows first home buyers to build a new home, or purchase a newly built home, with as little as a 5% deposit.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Family Home Guarantee, or would like assistance determining if you are eligible for the scheme, please give us a call on 03 5434 7690.

First home buyer with government support; just how good can it get?!

At the moment there are a range of support packages available to first home buyers and we pulled off the ‘quadfecta’ for a recent client of ours.

The first home buyers had a combination of savings and gifted cash to compile together 5% of the land and build price, plus a clean and consistent rental history. The bank recognised this and were able to secure a land and build worth $440,000 with their deposit of $23,300 (or just over 5%).

Endeavor guided applicants in pursuing all available grants for first home buyers and builders and were successful in all applications, pulling off almost $60,000 in savings for the pair!

 

The grants the pair were eligible for included:

Grant

Grant amount
Cash saved as a result of First Home Buyer stamp duty exemption $4,370
Cash as a result of ‘First Home Owners Grant’ $20,000
Cash as a result of ‘Home Builder Grant’ $25,000
Cash saved as a result of ‘New Home Guarantee’ $10,000
Total benefit as first home buyers

$59,370

 

These outstanding results are a regular day at the office for our team. If you or a family member are looking to join the property market we highly recommend you speak to Llewe or Adam at Endeavor Finance to get the Endeavor Finance difference.

Call 03 5434 7690 or email endeavor@endeavorfinance.com.au