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July 2021 in Money Matters

Super v Mortgage? Where should you put surplus cash?

The last 18 months have highlighted the importance of future-proofing your financial security. But if you’re lucky enough to have a little cash left in the bank at the end of each month, working out the best place to put it can be confusing.

Aside from depositing it into a savings account, most of us will choose to pay down our home loan or top up our superannuation.

March 2021 in Money Matters

For individual homeowners, a mortgage is often their single largest source of debt and has the greatest effect on their finances, and their ability to stay solvent through wage decreases or wage losses. For lenders, mortgages are typically the most significant asset on their retail banking book, which means that any changes in originations, repayment schedules, and default rates will have significant impacts on their profitability and liquidity.

December 2020 in Money Matters

Great news for those still looking to build with the announcement on 29 November that the HomeBuilder scheme, which provides grants for home builders and renovators has been extended to 31 March 2021. The extension is expected to see a further 15,000 construction projects under the scheme.

Under the extension changes include:

September 2020 in Money Matters

Hi everyone, we'd love to introduce you to Cheryl Pearson - our delightful Sales Consultant at Westbrook, Truganina

Today Cheryl discusses everything you need to know about the Home Builders Scheme, from lodging your application, first home owner programs, investment property considerations and much more. In order to qualify, make sure your building contract is signed by 31 December, 2020.

September 2020 in Money Matters

Right now, we have a selection of lots that are not only titled and ready to build, they also have up to $25,000 Land Rebate from Westbrook.*

Being titled also means they are ready for you to apply for the $25,000 Government HomeBuilder Scheme^ before it expires.

PLUS if this is your first home, you could also be eligible for the $10,000 First Home Buyers Grant!^

All these lots are available with only a $10K deposit. Plus we have a Deposit Guarantee* for a limited time.


June 2020 in Money Matters

Heard about the Australian Government’s new HomeBuilder grant scheme, but not sure if you qualify or fully understand what it means for you?

To help, we’ve pulled together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the scheme, so you can work out if you qualify.

What is it?

June 2020 in Money Matters

Great news for Australians dreaming of buying their own home. The Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme provides eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.  This will be a welcome relief to many Australians and the country’s economy as it tries to navigate its way out of the current health crisis.

Here is an overview of the HomeBuilder grant –

April 2020 in Money Matters

So, your home needs a little TLC but you’re not about to splash all your cash on a renovation.

Try these easy & cheap hacks to get your humble abode looking fresh & fabulous.

1. Declutter your Home

December 2019 in Money Matters

Heard about the Australian Government’s new first home buyer deposit scheme, but not sure if you qualify or completely understand what it means for you? To help you, we’ve pulled together a brief overview of the Scheme and provided some useful links to help you on your way to home ownership a little more quickly.

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