Hi, we've have only been here for nearly two weeks, it is very frustrating at the moment as we are unable to find a rental property now, as the one we are in at West Beach is expensive. Every house we get to see, which is about 1 a day, you have about 5 people also looking at them. The estate agents keep telling us that the rental properties are very much in demand, and don't I know it!
Is the grant available even if you own a house in uk or are you classed as first time buyers because you have never bought in Adelaide?
Originally Posted by Guzzler&Sas
You have to be first time buyers here, and permanent residents.
Thanks Libby we should be ok then as applied for permanent visa.
Originally Posted by Libby1971
you may want to think about buying a house and land package, this is where you go to a builder like Devine, and buy the package from them, this way you only pay stamp duty on the price of the land.
I have done this with investment property and can reccommend Devine, this would still mean renting for a while until your house is built but would give you time to look around.
Another advantage to buying a block of land you ony pay the stamp duty on the block of land , which works out alot less .And if you have a perm visa remember the first time buyers grant. Cheers Graham
Originally Posted by Beth&Martin
hi beth we going through the same process as yourselves; the stamp duty does seem a lot over there but I've got a mate who emigrated to NSW 18months ago and he reckons the Australian government award you A$7000 as a first time buyer,if you get perm residency on your visa you should be eligible we are going on a 175 independent with gives you perm ress as far as i know hope this as been helpfull
reckons the Australian government award you A$7000 as a first time buyer
This is now upto $11,000 or $12,000 cheers Graham