Housing affordability is an issue – but there are more than 1,500 Aussies buying their first home every week

FHBA Weekend Preview: 20 – 21 May 2017

Ok ok – after a week of hilarious jokes around ‘smashed avocado and coffee’ on the back of our-of-touch property millionaire Tim Gurner’s comment’s on 60 minutes last Sunday evening it is time to get serious again – it is a busy weekend of open homes and auctions scheduled.

Maybe this stat will get you focused on your dream again. Did you know that in 2016 90,000 Australians purchased their very first home? That’s around 1,730 a week! Could there be 1,730 successful first home buyers this weekend? We certainly hope so!

According to CoreLogic there are more than 2,600 auctions scheduled around the nation this weekend, which is up on both on last weekend’s auction numbers and last year’s auction numbers for the same weekend. The other thing to note is the CoreLogic Daily Home Value Index is currently tracking a slow down in property price growth in our two most expensive capital cities Melbourne and Sydney.

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Want to know more about this weekend’s auction activity? Visit the CoreLogic blog.

Good luck to all first home buyers this weekend!

First home buyer homes of the week: ed. 55

Want a First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) eligible first home? See if our favourite new homes this week suit what you are looking for!

New South Wales new home of the week

Queensland new home of the week

South Australia new home of the week

Victoria new home of the week

Western Australia new home of the week

The Queensland new home of the week (above) has construction already completed!

Open home & auction weather

See what the weather will be like in your area before you attend open homes and auctions!


House hunt with confidence! 

Planning on going house hunting soon but don’t know whether a bank will lend you enough funds to buy your first home yet?

You should get a no obligation home loan pre-approval! A loan pre-approval provides you written guidance of how much a particular bank is willing to lend to you. A loan pre-approval comes with no obligations to proceed, leaving you in control and importantly, attending open homes knowing what your borrowing capacity and budget is.

To organise a no cost loan pre-approval speak to an FHBA Broker from FHBA Mortgages today

Search FHOG eligible homes from your couch

Are you in the market for a newly built property? This could be a house & land package, a townhouse or a newly constructed apartment. Search our new look ‘new homes’ portal this weekend to see hundreds of Grant eligible properties suitable for first home buyers!

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First Home Buyers Australia

First Home Buyers Australia
First Home Buyers Australia

Australia’s leading organisation specialising in assisting first home buyers achieve the great Australian dream of property ownership.