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Home buying and building process

Transforming ideas and lines on a page into your dream home can be a complex process, especially if it’s your first time. There’s a lot to think about, so we’ve created an easy-to-follow guide for you to understand what will happen behind the scenes, and exactly what you’ll need to do and when – and of course, you’ll have a dedicated Beachwood Team to guide you every step of the way.
Visit our comprehensive building process and timeline page.

 

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Financing and the First Home Owner Grant

If you don’t already have your own mortgage broker, we can put you in touch with one of our trusted mortgage and finance partners. They can ask you all the right questions to understand your current financial situation and give you the advice you need to get the most suitable, affordable loan and apply for the First Home Owner Grant.

A mortgage and finance expert will work with you to

  • determine how much money you can afford to borrow
  • find a loan that suits you – potentially saving you thousands over the duration of your loan
  • organise your deposit, and give advice on how family members might be able to help out
  • finalise the paperwork for your chosen lender
  • understand the costs and fees attached to buying your first home – like stamp duty, legal fees and insurance
  • check your eligibility and apply for the First Home Owner Grant
  • plan ahead with a weekly or monthly budget, so you can pay off your mortgage faster.

DIY savings and loan calculators

Use our savings and loan calculators to estimate how much you’ll need to save, and how much to set aside for weekly or monthly mortgage repayments.

First Home Owner Grant

The Victorian Government’s First Home Owner Grant is a financial incentive that can make your first home more affordable, and give you a quicker, easier way into the property market. You’ll find a basic overview below, but the process to apply for the grant is detailed, so if you want the best result, speak with a home finance professional first.

How much is the First Home Owner Grant?
Who is eligible for the grant?
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Beachwood first home buyer range

As a first home buyer, your needs will probably be different from other home buyers. So we’ve designed a range of homes specifically to suit you.

Our Rise range gives first home buyers an easy way into owning a home, with designs that include all the essentials of modern luxury living, make the most of narrow blocks of land, and are low maintenance and affordable.

Explore the Rise range

The Rise range has everything you need in a first home:

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  • Intelligent design features and clever floor plans to maximise light and space
  • High-quality and luxurious standard inclusions
  • 6-star energy rating
  • 16-week guaranteed build time
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  • Extensive customisation options through the Harmony Gallery
  • 25-year structural guarantee
  • Sizes from 13.59 to 17.82 squares

House and land packages

A new house and land package is, by far, the people’s choice when it comes to buying a first home, and for good reason.

It’s the easiest and quickest way into home ownership. We’ve done the hard work for you when it comes to finding land and selecting the best home design options to suit. Just choose where you want to live and which home design works best for you, and then select the final touches, like finishes and fixtures, that will make your house feel like home.

Most homes can be built within 16 weeks, so you’ll be able to prepare for moving day and get ready for your housewarming.

A new home is yours from the very beginning. With high-quality, custom design options across all of our homes, you’ll be able to tailor your home design and finishes to suit your tastes, your lifestyle and your budget.

 

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Buying new makes good financial sense. The government’s First Home Owner Grant gives first home owners buying new homes a head start on their finances and offers concessions on fees like stamp duty, which can save you thousands.

You’ll also avoid the costly repairs that can come with buying an older home, so you can put your finances towards things that are more important to you.

You’ll get all the Beachwood benefits. With our commitment to unconditionally meet the expectations of our buyers, we’ve helped thousands of first home buyers turn their dreams of home ownership into something real. With Beachwood, you’ll benefit from:

  • homes designed specifically for first home owners – homes in our Rise range are affordable, low maintenance and make the most of smaller blocks.
  • design flexibility – choose from across our full range of home designs and discuss tailored solutions from our Harmony Gallery to suit your needs.
  • a great choice of suburbs to live in – we build in locations across Melbourne’s south-eastern inner suburbs and the growing outer suburbs.
  • included services – to make sure all developer guidelines, covenants and council requirements are covered
  • professional advice throughout your buying and building journey – your dedicated Customer Support Co-ordinator will be there to answer your questions and introduce you to our inhouse design and technology experts and partner finance experts when you need them.
  • a fixed price guarantee – you’ll know exactly how much your home will cost before we start construction. No surprises.
  • a build time guarantee – if we run over the time that’s signed off in your Housing Industry Association (HIA) Building Agreement, we’ll pay you for each day of overtime.

Need to ask questions about buying your first home?

Contact us online or call (03) 9770 8806 to have your questions answered by our experts.

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