First Home Buyers Grant 2017-11-08T13:31:07+00:00

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Take advantage of the New Homes Grant just released by the Tasmanian Government.
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(What most builders will not tell you!)
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First Home Owners Grant

The FHOG is a one-off payment of $10 000 for eligible first home buyers and builders of new homes.
However, the FHOG has been increased to $20 000 for certain eligible transactions that satisfy
additional building requirements.

Transactions entered into between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2016

If you have received a $10 000 FHOG for a transaction entered into between 1 January 2016 and
30 June 2016, the State Revenue Office (SRO) will write to you with information about your
eligibility for an additional $10 000 payment. If you have questions about this process please contact
the SRO directly.

Transactions entered into between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018

Below are the eligibility criteria for FHOG transactions entered into between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive) which may be eligible to attract the increased grant of $20 000. All applicants must meet the general criteria and the specific criteria relevant to the particular eligible transaction entered. An eligibility checklist is included in the FHOG application form to assist you to determine if you may be eligible. The FHOG payment for eligible applicants has increased from $10 000 to $20 000 for the following eligible transactions occurring during the above times at ‘b’:

  • building your home through a registered builder;
  • building your home as an owner builder (including the relocation of a moveable building);
  • purchasing a home off the plan; or
  • purchasing a new home.

From 1 July 2018 onwards the grant amount will revert to $10 000.

Why You Should Start Building Your Dream Now

  • Your plan or ours
  • Your land or ours
  • Prices to suit your budget
  • Flexible Designs save you $1000s
  • Ask us about energy efficient homes
  • A caring, family owned business
  • Undivided attention from start to finish
  • Save money without compromising quality
  • A guarantee that will embarrass competitors

General FHOG Criteria

To be eligible for the FHOG all applicants must:

  • be a natural person (not a company);
  • be at least 18 years of age;
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • not have owned a home (or have a spouse who owned a home) in Australia before 1 July 2000;
  • not have owned and occupied (or have a spouse who owned and occupied), for more than six
    months, a home in Australia after 1 July 2000;
  • if building your home or having a home built, occupy the home as your principal place of residence
    for a continuous period of at least six months commencing within 12 months of the date the
    occupancy certificate is issued for the property;
  • if purchasing your new home, occupy the home as your principal place of residence for a
    continuous period of at least six months commencing within 12 months of settlement; and
    not have received the FHOG before.

Additional Criteria for the $20 000 FHOG

Building your home through a registered builder
If building your home through a registered builder, you must:

  • enter into a contract to build your new home between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive);
    and
  • complete the building of your home within 24 months of entering into the contract to build.
    Building is taken to have been completed at the time an occupancy certificate is issued.

Building your own home as an owner builder (including relocating a moveable building)
If building your own home, you must:

  • commence laying the foundations for your home between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018
    (inclusive); and
  • complete the building of your home within 24 months of commencing the laying of foundations.
    If no foundations are being laid because of the nature of the building, you should contact the
    Commissioner of State Revenue to determine the ‘commencement of building’ date.

Building is taken to have been completed at the time an occupancy certificate is issued by the Local
Council.

If relocating a moveable building (being a building that is fixed to land, not a caravan or mobile home),
you are required to satisfy the owner-builder criteria in order to be eligible for the FHOG. Note,
however, that from 31 October 2016, an additional requirement for eligible transactions that relate
to the purchase of a moveable building is that the building must constitute a new moveable building
(that is, a building that has not previously been used as a place of residence) in order to be eligible
for the FHOG.

Purchasing an off-the-plan home
If you purchase an off-the-plan home, you must:

  • enter into a contract to purchase the home between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive);
    and
  • complete the building of your home within 24 months of entering into the contract to purchase
    the home. Building is taken to have been completed at the time an occupancy certificate is issued.
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Purchasing a new home
If you purchase a new home, enter into a contract to buy a newly built dwelling (being a dwelling
that has not previously been occupied or sold as a place of residence) between 1 July 2016 and
30 June 2018 (inclusive).

It Is Our Mission To Help You

We at Platinum Homes can help you with your New Home experience with a number of options:

  • Currently have new homes being built in the Claremont, Old Beach, Rokeby, Kingston, Lindisfarne and Otago Bay area’s – contact us for more information.
  • We can give you advice on buying your block of land and building your new home.
  • We can manage the whole build process from start to finish.
  • We understand that you may find it overwhelming trying to understand the whole process of buying and building a home.  We make this easy, understandable and take you through the process step by step until complete.

We specialise in Building New Homes:

  • Finding that right land – your purpose, you desires and needs and location (short and long term).
  • Dealing with Real Estate Agents – understanding the Purchase Contract.
  • Dealing with Banks – how much you can borrow.  We have a Broker you can trust.  Advice on how it all works, purchasing the land and the construction loan.
  • Conveyance – we can give you general advice and trusting conveyance people.
  • Your Home Designing – your purpose and needs and taking into account your budget.
  • Dealing with the Building Approval Process – From Soil Test to Building and Plumbing Approvals from Council and other authorities.  We have a great team who are       reliable and understanding.
  • Your New Home Build – Start to Finish – completed with or without landscaping.  Discussions on colours, windows, energy, solar, styles, fixtures and fittings.  We discuss the processes and time-frames and what to expect.
  • Landscaping – we can do your landscaping, so you can just move in your furniture and enjoy your new home experience.
  • Final Home Clean – we make sure your home is clean and ready to move in.

We’ll Make You Start NOW! There’s No Reason To Delay.

We’ll do everything to motivate you to fulfil your dream home. We’ll find ways for you. We’ll provide financial assistance just for you not to get discouraged to build your first home.
Never before has a Tasmanian Builder offered Construction Finance like this!

    • There are NO hidden costs.
    • You won’t need a personal loan to pay the interest.
    • You simply won’t pay construction loan interest until you get the keys. No one else does it like us.
    • There are conditions of course, but they’re pretty simple. Bruce can explain it in about 3 minutes. Call him on 0400 904 873.

What are you waiting for? Contact us now!

You Won’t Have To Make Payments Until We Hand Over Your Keys!

We’ll do everything to motivate you to fulfil your dream home. We’ll find ways for you. We’ll provide financial assistance just for you not to get discouraged to build your first home.
THERE’S NO OTHER BUILDER THAT GIVES YOU HEADSTART FINANCE EXCEPT PLATINUM HOMES! Rest assured that there are no hidden costs, there are no interests while you wait, but there are conditions that Bruce can explain in 3 minutes. What are you waiting for? Contact us now!

We’re on a mission to change the way people talk about builders.

You deserve better!

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We are members of HIA.
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