Just thought that I would clarify the position on the Grants as they will soon be changing, I've spoken to a few people lately that thought they were completely ending or going back to the old levels as of the end of September.
This is the situation.
New Homes: currently $21,000 reducing to $14,000 after September and then the usual $7,000 after December.
Established Homes: currently $14,000 reducing to $10,500 after September and then the usual $7,000 after December.
In addition to the above is the Bonus Grant which is $4,000 for homes under $400,000 and reducing on a sliding scale up to $450,000 where it is phased out entirely. This is seperate to the Bonuses above.
Hope this helps.