May 2024 in Money Matters

When you’re buying a house, it’s worth looking at any concessions and grants.

First Home Super Saver Scheme. Allows you to save money for your first home inside your super fund, helping you save faster with the concessional tax treatment of superannuation. For more information visit:

April 2024 in Money Matters

Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times in your life. But equally, working out how to finance it can be quite daunting and challenging. So we’ve put together a general checklist of information to help you to navigate your savings journey – and hopefully make the process as seamless as possible.

Identify your Budget.

The first thing you need to do is determine is how much you can borrow.

January 2024 in Money Matters

When it seems everyone around you is talking house prices, how do you know what your home is worth? If it’s been a while since you bought, it can be difficult to keep up to date with your property’s value. So, how can you work it out?

 Ask an agent for an appraisal. Most agents will be happy to oblige, and you might be pleasantly surprised by how much it is worth in today’s market.  

September 2023 in Money Matters

As you begin to consider appliances when building your new home, or if you are considering updated appliances for your current home, it’s always beneficial to understand what to consider when looking at energy efficient appliances.

 

August 2023 in Money Matters

With rising inflation, the spiralling cost of living, and steadily increasing interest rates, most of us need to pay closer attention to our budget.

But doing so can be much easier than you think.

Here’s a few key things you can do around the home to help you to save a little money. And remember – every little bit counts. While savings of $20 here and there might not seem to make much difference of themselves, when you add up them all up at the end of a year, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results!

Aim to reduce any debt

August 2023 in Money Matters

Did you know that food waste costs the Australian economy around $36.6 billion each year? Over 50% of this derives from households, with an average household throwing away $2,000 – $2,500 worth of food each year.

But just a few simple changes can make a big difference!

PLAN YOUR MEALS

Planning your meals for a week is a great way to prevent yourself from buying too much food and ensures a healthy, varied, and nutritious meals throughout the week. Coordinate your meals to maintain a diverse and nutritious diet.

August 2023 in Money Matters

With energy prices increasing by over 25% in the past 12 months, many Aussie households are feeling the pinch in their wallets. But here are some simple wallet-friendly tips that will help you to conquer your energy bills, lighten the burden - and put a smile on your face.

APPLIANCES.

A single power switch left turned on might only use a tiny bit of electricity, but collectively they can account for around 10% of your electricity bill. So, make sure to unplug computers, washing machines, kettles, lamps, and other appliances when not in use.

April 2023 in Money Matters

So you’re a first home buyer. When’s a good time to buy?

It’s a difficult time for first home buyers, but it’s not all bad news!

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the number of first home buyers in the market has fallen about 35% over the past year[1], which is hardly surprising given rising interest rates, the end of some government grants and tighter borrowing restrictions.

March 2023 in Money Matters

Spend Less, Save More, Budget Savings Tips

With an ongoing focus on interest rates, now could be the perfect time to make some clever and practical changes to your finances and learn how to prepare for any further fluctuations with our helpful tips.

Assess your budget

Now is an ideal time to look at your finances and take stock of your expenses.

January 2023 in Money Matters

 

Buying your first property is exciting but finding the perfect block and deciding on the perfect home design that suits your lifestyle now and will grow with you can feel overwhelming. That’s why a House and land package at Westbrook can be a desirable and affordable option for buyers looking to enter the property market.

Here are just some of the benefits of choosing a house and land package at Westbrook.

1. Pricing certainty

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