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Purchaser Information

 

If you're looking to buy, or have already bought land at Summerhill,
there is some information you'll need to know to help you during this milestone purchase.

 

OUR GUIDE TO SECURE YOUR LAND AT SUMMERHILL

Now that you have chosen the location for your new home, here is a step-by-step guide on what you need to do over the coming months to prepare for settlement.
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Design Guidelines

Summerhill’s carefully considered Design Guidelines will ensure that homes are well separated and of a similar high quality as your own, making Summerhill
stand out above the rest. 

The guidelines will establish and maintain the quality of this unique community. Before building, homebuyers are required to submit their house plans for approval.
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First Home Owners Grant

First Home Buyers Rejoice! Choose your new address at Summerhill, then enjoy a $10,000 bonus when you build your new home, thanks to the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG). The Victorian Government's FHOG has been set at $10,000 - available on new homes only*.

In addition, first home buyers entering into contracts after 1 July 2017, will benefit from paying no stamp duty on properties valued up to $600,000. Properties between $600,001 and $750,000 will receive a tapered discount. There has never been a better time to build, and no better address than Summerhill.
 
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Due Diligence Checklist

This checklist aims to help you identify issues that may affect the property and your restrictions or obligations as a buyer.
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Gardening Resources

Summerhill has been designed to bring touches of the Royal Botanic Gardens right to your door. You are encouraged to plant native Australian plants to create a little piece of the Botanic Gardens right at home.
 
The key benefits of growing Native plants in your garden;
  • Plants thrive in the local conditions and require little watering.
  • Plants have cultural significance to the history and identity of the Botanic Ridge landscape.
  • Contribute to sustainable ecosystems by attracting natural wildlife.
Download the Casey Indigenous Plant Guide and the Sustainable Garden Guide to help with your plant selection.
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HELPFUL ARTICLES

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5 Steps to buying land

1. MAKE AN OFFER

With your home research done and finances sorted you’ll be ready to write up an offer or contract of sale.

2. PAY A DEPOSIT

Immediately after the exchange of contract, you will be required to pay a deposit.

3. EXCHANGE THE CONTRACT

When both you and the seller are happy with conditions and the purchase price, both parties sign the contract of sale.

4. GET SORTED IN PRE-SETTLEMENT

A settlement agent or solicitor can help with this and handle the paperwork involved in purchasing your new home. They will also work with you and/or your lender or mortgage broker to ensure any loan arrangements are documented.

5. TIME TO SETTLE

It’s official! Once titles are issued and your contract conditions are met, settlement takes place. At settlement, the balance of the purchase price is handed over to the seller and your representative will ensure documents are registered so the title reflects the change of land ownership.

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Glossary

We know the buying process can be a bit overwhelming at times, so our team have made it simple with these easy to understand property definitions.

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A Step-By-Step Settlement Guide

Settlement sounds like a singular action but it’s actually a series of activities that take place to secure your new home – and there’s a series of people who help make it happen.

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Back to Basics - Home Loans Made Simple

Winning the lotto or inheriting a fortune aside, most of us will need to borrow money to make homeownership a reality. There are hundreds of different loans available from hundreds of lenders but they are all based on two things.

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On-trend home colours

Ever wondered how colours suddenly go from obscure to mainstream?

You see a colour on clothes on the catwalk, which filter into homewares on the high-street and even onto new cars. It’s all thanks to colour forecasting.

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