FHBA New Homes of the Week: 08 March 2017 (Edition 45)

It has been a busy last seven days in the news for Victorian first home buyers. On Friday the 3rd of March 2017, the Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced the doubling of the First Home Owners Grant to $20,000 for eligible regional first home buyers in Victoria from 01 July 2017. Then on Sunday the 5th of March 2017, Andrews announced that from 1 July 2017, eligible first home buyers will no longer pay any Stamp Duty for any property purchased below $600,000. This exemption will apply to first home buyers purchasing Established Homes as well as those purchasing New Homes and will apply for all residential property types, including houses, townhouses and apartments.
With the proposed measures in mind, we have dedicated Edition 45 of FHBA New Homes of the Week to Victoria’s regional first home buyers, who have benefitted most from the Victorian Government’s policy measures – our top 5 include some stunning and affordable options for first home buyers in Victoria’s regional cities.

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Quick Guide:

  • Below are our top 5 FHBA New Homes for this week
  • We have highlighted some key features of each property
  • If you want to see more information on any of the homes just click on the property image
  • If you want to talk to a New Homes Expert about a property you like simply complete an enquiry form

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Here’s our top 5 FHBA New Homes of the Week for 08 March 2017:

St Leonards (Geelong) – Victoria

  • Price From: $423,398
  • VIC Regional First Home Owner Grant: $10,000 (Proposed doubling to $20,000 from 01 July 2017)
  • Configuration: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double Garage
  • What we like: Located 33 km east of Geelong, St Leonards can be accessed directly Via the M1 Freeway making it easy to get to and from the Melbourne CBD as well as the Geelong township. Offering magnificent views of the Melbourne Skyline, St Leonards and the surrounding Bellarine Peninsula is rich in local heritage and provides a relaxed, semi-rural lifestyle. The area offers a vast array of established services, recreational and sporting activities, not to mention world-class wineries, restaurants, cafes, Sunday markets and annual festivals.

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Curlewis (Geelong) – Victoria

  • Price From: $409,420
  • VIC Regional First Home Owner Grant: $10,000 (Proposed doubling to $20,000 from 01 July 2017)
  • Configuration: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dOUBLE garage
  • What we like: Offering magnificent views of the Melbourne Skyline, Curlewis and the surrounding Bellarine Peninsula is rich in local heritage and provides a relaxed, semi-rural lifestyle. The area offers a vast array of established services, recreational and sporting activities, not to mention world-class wineries, restaurants, cafes, Sunday markets and annual festivals.
  • Price From: $575,000
  • VIC Regional First Home Owner Grant: $10,000 (Proposed doubling to $20,000 from 01 July 2017)
  • Configuration: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 garage
  • What we like: Mount Duneed is a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is divided between the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire local government areas. This estate has everything you need from schools, shops, parks and employmeny precints for all first home buyers to enjoy

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Armstrong Creek (Geelong) – Victoria

  • Price From: $376,970
  • VIC Regional First Home Owner Grant: $10,000 (Proposed doubling to $20,000 from 01 July 2017)
  • Configuration: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage
  • What we like: Armstrong Waters is a master – planned residential subdivision set in the newly planned suburb of Armstrong Creek with many of the allotments having direct frontage onto and views of the new Armstrong Creek wetlands, parks and reserves.An opportunity awaits for you to start your new life and enjoy the lifestyle Armstrong Waters has to offer.

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  • Price From: $328,000
  • VIC Regional First Home Owner Grant: $10,000 (Proposed doubling to $20,000 from 01 July 2017)
  • Configuration: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage
  • What we like: Located just six kilometres west of Ballarat’s central business district, The Lucas Estate covers 220 hectares and is the largest community to be master planned and constructed in Ballarat’s history.Lucas is open and inviting, well-connected and provides the facilities and infrastructure to live life locally with shopping, schools, leisure and community centre set amongst large tracts of open green parkland.

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