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Owner-occupied Home Loan
5.99% p.a.      6.00% 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. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions. Interest rates quoted are valid at 19/05/2024. Updated interest rates and fees should be requested directly.
Investment Home Loan
6.29% p.a.      6.30% 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. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions. Interest rates quoted are valid at 19/05/2024. Updated interest rates and fees should be requested directly.
Car Loan
6.52% p.a.      7.50% 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. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions. Interest rates quoted are valid at 19/05/2024. Updated interest rates and fees should be requested directly.
Personal Loan
7.24% p.a.      8.22% 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. Comparison rates do not include our brokerage fee. Applications for finance are subject to normal credit assessment. Brokerage not included. Conditions, fees & charges apply. Interest rates quoted are valid at 19/05/2024. Updated interest rates and fees should be requested directly.
Refinances available from:
5.99% p.a.      6.00% 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. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions. Interest rates quoted are valid at 19/05/2024. Updated interest rates and fees should be requested directly.
Pre-approvals available from:
5.99% p.a.      6.00% 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. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions. Interest rates quoted are valid at 19/05/2024. Updated interest rates and fees should be requested directly.

Home Guarantee Scheme Overview

Home Guarantee Scheme

This Government scheme is designed to assist first home buyers & single parents into purchasing a home with a 5% or 2% deposit respectively.

Home Guarantee Scheme

What does the Home Guarantee Scheme cover?

This Scheme currently covers three sub-schemes: The First Home Guarantee, The Family Home Guarantee & The Regionals Home Guarantee.

2024-25 Announcement

The Federal Government has confirmed that 35,000 more spots will be made available in the 2024-25 financial year.

How does the Scheme work?

When applying for a home loan with a bank, the Government will add a guarantee to your loan. Your deposit + the guaranteed amount will equal 20% of the purchase price. This means that if you default on your loan, the Government may be liable to pay up to 18% of the property price back to your lender. This adds a huge amount of security for the bank, and results in your loan application being treated as if you had a 20% deposit.

Deposit requirements for the Home Guarantee Scheme

Who is eligible for the schemes?

The eligibility varies slightly depending on which sub-scheme you're applying for.

Eligibility criteria for the First Home Guarantee & Regional Home Guarantee:
Income of less than $125,000 p.a. for a single applicant, or $200k for joint applicants.
For joint applications, the person you apply with may be (but is not limited to): spouse, partner, friend or sibling.
Must be purchasing a property to live in.
Must not have owned a property in Australia in the last 10 years.
Must be over 18 years of age.
Must be an Australian / NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Must have a 5% genuine deposit.
Regional Home Guarantee unique requirement: At least one applicant must have lived in or adjacent to the regional area they're purchasing 12-month period.
Eligibility criteria for the Family Home Guarantee:
Income of less than $125,000 p.a.
Must be a single parent with at least one dependent child.
Must be purchasing a property to live in.
Must not own a property currently.
Must be over 18 years of age.
Must be an Australian / NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Must have a 2% genuine deposit.

We can assist you in applying for a Home Guarantee Scheme spot..

If you'd like us to check your home loan eligibility and provide you with your options, please submit an enquiry through the contact form.

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Advantages of applying.

The main advantage is that it will let you buy a home sooner, and with a lower deposit. You will also be assessed for your home loan much less strictly because of the Guarantee - which makes approval for weaker applications easier. There are also a number of additional cost savings, including Lender's Mortgage Insurance being waived and getting access to lower interest rates.

Advantages of the Scheme

What properties are elgibile under the Scheme?

Properties eligible under all three Guarantee Schemes:
New or Existing house, townhouse or apartment.
House & Land Package
Land + a seperate contract to build.
Off-the-plan purchases.

All properties for all schemes must fall on or below the property thresholds:

Thresholds for the First Home & Family Guarantee schemes

State or TerritoryCapital City & Regional CentreRest of State
NSW$900,000$750,000
VIC$800,000$650,000
QLD$700,000$550,000
WA$600,000$450,000
SA$600,000$450,000
TAS$600,000$450,000
ACT$750,000$750,000
NT Regional$600,000$600,000
Jervis Bay Territory & Norfolk Island $550,000$550,000
Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands $400,000$400,000

Thresholds for the Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee

State or TerritoryRegional CentreAll other Regional Areas
NSW$900,000$750,000
VIC$800,000$650,000
QLD$700,000$550,000
WAN/A$450,000
SAN/A$450,000
TASN/A$450,000
ACTN/AN/A
NT RegionalN/A$600,000
Jervis Bay Territory & Norfolk Island N/A$550,000
Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands N/A$400,000

Regional centres are Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, Illawarra, Geelong, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

To further check if the price cap for your desired postcode(s), check out the Governments Postcode tool.

Applying for a Home Guarantee Scheme

The only way to apply is through a participating lender or their austhorised representitives i.e. a Mortgage Broker. Currently, Commonwealth Bank & NAB are the only two major lenders participating in the scheme. There are a large number of smaller lenders participating. You can find a full list of participating lenders here.

The application process is no different from the usual home loan process, you'll just need to ensure you're eligible and provide a few extra documents:

Extra documents required to apply for the scheme:
Medicare Card
Most recent year's Notice of Assessment (available in MyGov Inbox).
Proof of Citizenship / Permanent Residency.
Home Buyer Declaration.
For Family Home Guarantee: Dependant's Birth Certificate.

The participating lender will then check your eligibilty and reserve you a spot in the appropriate scheme when your home loan application is assessed. The scheme places can be reserved when applying for a pre-approval.

You must meet all other standard criteria for the participating lender. You must also be able to cover all costs other than your deposit - for a full breakdown of other costs, see this article about the costs of buying a house.

Notes about your deposit

You must have a 2% or 5% deposit of your own - which should be considered genuine savings. This means the funds are your own savings or investment. If you use a loan, gift, or other source, you would need to hold the deposit for a minimum of 3 months to be eligible.

You can use the First Home Owner's Grant to increase your deposit & therefore decrease your loan amount & ongoing payments.

What other schemes are available

Other than the three Home Guarantee Schemes, the following incentives/schemes may be applicable to you:

Other Government Schemes available:
Stamp duty concessions: full stamp duty concessions available for first home buyers purchasing for under $500k.
First Home Owner's Grant QLD: $15k available for eligible purchases of new properties.
First Home Super Saver Scheme: first home buyers can make additional Super contributions then redraw to use for their property purchase.
Help to Buy: 2% deposit option for eligible buyers under a property-share scheme with the Government. Not yet available.

Need more information?

We can assist you in confirming your eligibility & explaining all current Government schemes, and assist in reserving a spot on the Home Guarantee Schemes. To learn more about us and our home loan process or why you should choose us as your Mortgage Broker, check out our Mortgage Broker Brisbane page.

We can assist you in applying for a Home Guarantee Scheme spot..

If you'd like us to check your home loan eligibility and provide you with your options, please submit an enquiry through the contact form.

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FAQ:

How much deposit do I need?

5% under the First Home Guarantee or Regional Home Guarantee. 2% under the Family Home Guarantee.

How many spots are available?

First Home Guarantee: 35,000. Regional Home Guarantee: 10,000. Family Home Guarantee: 5,000.

How do I apply for the Home Guarantee Schemes?

Through a Mortgage Broker or participating lender.

Author: Zak Avery

Zak Avery
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Mortgage Broker

About the Author

Zak has been a Mortgage Broker since 2015, and founded Blue Fox Finance in February 2017. He has all industry memberships, qualifications, insurances and has received over 100 5-star Google reviews.

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Last updated: 
10 April, 2024
       Author: 
Zak Avery