Spring 2018: Rates are rising, but FHB specials are still around

Spring is one of the busiest times of the year for the property market. Lenders have started the Season by featuring heavily in the news. A number of the lenders have decided to increase their [...]

Northgate (Lightsview) a popular pick for Adelaide’s first home buyers

Hotspot in Focus: Northgate (SA) Northgate is a suburb located only 10kms North-East of the Adelaide CBD in South Australia. Lightsview is a suburb located next to Northgate, which was created in [...]

Are ‘Honeymoon’ interest rate loans a good idea for first home buyers?

Honeymoon rate home loans are also known as introductory rate home loans because banks often tempt you with a low rate for the initial period of your first home loan. The jury is still out as to [...]

Summarised: All State Government changes impacting first home buyers from 01 July 2018

As the end of the 2018 financial year is already here, it is a good idea for first home buyers to refresh themselves with what your State Government is offering in terms of grants, exemptions [...]

Tasmanian first home buyers winners in the 2018/19 State Budget

The first State Budget of the Hodgman Government’s second term has delivered most of the promises made in the 2018 Election held earlier this year. The government has delivered the 2018-19 [...]

Confirmed: QLD Government announces FHOG change from 01 July 2018

The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s fourth Budget has delivered some disappointing news for aspiring first buyers in the state of QLD. From 01 July 2018, the QLD Great Start Grant (FHOG) would drop [...]

EOFY brings about special ‘first home loan’ offers from 3.45%

The end of the financial year (i.e. 30 June/EOFY) is now only a matter of days away. Many aspiring first home buyers will see EOFY special offers with cars, electronic items & furniture [...]

First home loan: Offset account or Redraw facility?

Mortgage offset or mortgage redraw – many first home buyers are unsure which option is better when it comes to choosing the features of their first home loan. In this special feature, we take a [...]

The suburb that is growing in popularity for QLD first home buyers

Hotspot in Focus: Oxenford Oxenford is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The suburb is located between the Coomera River and the Pacific Motorway (M1), with easy access to the [...]

Determine your first home eligibility in 60 seconds | FHBA Eligibility Estimator

At FHBA we are passionate about helping aspiring first home buyers buy their slice of the great Australia dream. Two of our most FAQs when it comes to buying your first home is ‘Do I have [...]