Metricon has 50 customisable designs home designes, including the Lawson, that are first home owner grant ready. Photo: SUPPLIED

First home owner grant ending soon

February 19, 2020 BY

WITH the $20,000 first home owner grant in regional Victoria ending soon, now is the best time to get into your own home with Metricon.

AS of 1 July, the first home owner grant, or FHOG, will be halved to $10,000 for first home buyers who want to purchase or build a new home, valued up to $750,000, in regional Victoria.

The grant pairs perfectly with HomeSolution by Metricon, which has helped over 1000 Australians move into their first home.

Metricon currently has more than 50 customisable designs to choose from that are ‘grant ready’ and offer exceptional value to property buyers, that are geared towards helping first home buyers purchase a home they love.

There are certain eligibility criteria first home buyers must meet, and we have highlighted these below to help you on your journey.

This includes, but is not limited to: At least one applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, neither applicant has previously received the grant, all applicants must be over 18 years of age, the property you are buying meets the criteria set the State government, specific to regional Victoria and your contract is signed no later than 30 June.

You can also take advantage of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, recently introduced by the Federal government to help eligible first home buyers achieve home ownership sooner.

The Scheme allows up to 10,000 eligible first home buyers to secure their own home with as little as a five per cent deposit without needing to take out lenders mortgage insurance, or LIM. Instead, the government will act as a guarantor for the difference between what the first home buyer has saved and the 20 per cent deposit threshold lenders typically require before they will provide a loan without LMI.

It is available for the purchase of a home, or the purchase of land and construction of a home, worth up to $375,000, in most of regional Victoria, and can be used in conjunction with the FOHG and stamp duty concessions.

“With these incentives on offer, there is no better time for first home buyers in regional Victoria,” said Metricon’s regional west manager, Simon Taylor. “Make the most of them while they are still available and find out how Metricon could help you with your home ownership journey too.”

For more information about Metricon and its homes, visit metricon.com.au, or speak to our team at one of our local display homes.