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Find out the best interest rates available:

Owner-occupied Home Loan
3.59% p.a.      3.96% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories. The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of $150,000 and a term of 25 years secured by an owner-occupied residential property. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan.
Investment Home Loan
3.88% p.a.      4.06% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories. The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of $150,000 and a term of 25 years secured by an investment residential property. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan.
Car Loan
7.25% p.a.      9.05% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *The interest rate is available to approved applicants financing a motor vehicle on a secured consumer fixed rate loan over 60 months. The comparison rate is based on a 5 year secured fixed rate loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Applications for finance are subject to normal credit assessment. Conditions, fees & charges apply.
Personal Loan
10.99% p.a.      11.87% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *The interest rate is available to approved applicants getting a fixed rate personal loan over 60 months. The comparison rate is based on a 5 year secured fixed rate loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Applications for finance are subject to normal credit assessment. Brokerage not included. Conditions, fees & charges apply.
Refinances available from:
3.59% p.a.      3.96% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories. The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of $150,000 and a term of 25 years secured by an owner-occupied residential property. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan.
Pre-approvals available from:
3.59% p.a.      3.96% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories. The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of $150,000 and a term of 25 years secured by an owner-occupied residential property. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

First Time Home Buyers: How to Buy a House?

First Time Home Buyers: How to Buy a House?

Where Should You Start?

Figuring out how to buy a house as a first time home buyer can seem overwhelming and confusing, but by talking to the right people, and understanding both the processes and Government incentives available, everything will become much simpler.

Generally, a first home buyer’s first step is to ask questions: ask for your parents and friends’ advice first, as they may be able to explain much of the process for you. You will also need to talk to various professionals:

How much money will you need?

As a rough estimate, a first home buyer will usually need about 5% of the purchase price, plus approximately $3,000 more for Solicitor and Government charges.  A full breakdown of the costs involved can be found at: The costs of buying a house in QLD.  In some cases, a larger deposit will be required, for reasons such as:

Your Mortgage Broker will be able to asses your individual situation and advise you of any potential problems.

First Home Owners' Grant

Each state in Australia has different requirements for the First Home Owners’ Grant, and differing Grant amounts. The following information is relevant for Queensland, however please click here for information in other states.

>Up until 30th June 2018, the Queensland Government is offering first home buyers $20,000 cash at settlement for individuals or couples buying brand new homes.  To be eligible for the grant:

The term 'new home' is defined as a house, apartment, unit or townhouse that:

For more information on the Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant, visit their website:  https://firsthomeowners.initiatives.qld.gov.au.

First Home Buyers' Concession

If you are buying your first home, be it new or old, you are eligible for a stamp duty concession. The concession is applicable up to a purchase price of $550,000, but its benefits lessen drastically after $500,000.

If you are purchasing your first property under $500,000, the concession should cover the entire cost of stamp duty.  You can find stamp duty and concession/Grant calculators here, and more information on the First Home Concession here.

Please note that the First Home Owners’ Grant and First Home Concession are separate incentives and can be used in conjunction.

Last updated: 
07 January, 2018
       Author: 
Zak Avery