Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! We hope you had an enjoyable time over the Christmas holidays.

Welcome to the January issue of our newsletter.

The Reserve Bank of Australia does not meet in January due to the holiday period. Therefore, we will not be able to advise you of any cash rate movement until next month.

The First Home-New Home scheme provides exemptions or concessions on transfer duty for people who are buying their first home in NSW. This includes buying vacant land on which they intend to build their first home. The First Home-New Home scheme provides eligible purchasers with exemptions on transfer duty on new homes valued up to $500,000 and concessions on transfer duty for new homes valued between $500,000 and $600,000. Eligible purchasers buying a vacant block of residential land to build their home on will pay no duty on vacant land valued up to $300,000 and will receive a concession on duty for vacant land valued between $300,000 and $450,000. First Home-New Home exemptions or concessions do not apply to the purchase of an existing dwelling any more. The First Home Owners Grant scheme of $7,000 will remain in place.

In this issue we explain what you need to do first if you want to sell your property, what is the meaning of "cooling off" and ten things you should pay attention to when buying an older home. We also show you how self-employed people can get a home loan and all about high-density living on the rise.

Please feel free to contact us about any matter - we are always happy to hear from you and to assist!

Kind regards,

Donna Westwood

Westwood Conveyancing

Donna Westwood
Licensed Conveyancer, JP
(Licence No. 1555562)


(02) 9940 4006


(02) 9940 3398


0429 912 649

Want to Sell - What do I do first?

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Contracts are signed by all parties involved in the transaction. When the seller and buyer have both agreed on a price and the conditions of the sale the contracts are exchanged and dated and the deposit paid by the buyer.

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Self-employed - can you get a loan?

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It doesnt matter how much you earn or how regular your income is: if you are self-employed, that is one more hoop you will need to jump through when applying for a home loan...

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Any Questions?

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