Updates

First Home Super Saver Scheme

You can apply for the release of voluntary contributions up to a maximum of $15,000 from any one financial year and $30,000 in total across all years. Please click here for details: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/Super-housing-measures/First-Home-Super-Saver-Scheme/

AffordAssist on Got Money with Ron and Elizabeth joy.org.au 94.9 Radio

  Click to listen to AffordAssist radio recording   Ron and Elizabeth Got Money program on joy.org.au 94.9 radio   Joy Radio 94.9 FM in Melbourne, is Australia’s first and only gay and lesbian community radio station.    

CEDA housing report: Is it time to let go of the great Australian dream?

Absolutely not! The benefits of home ownership ripple through to families, community and government. Some may say that home ownership is a fundamental right: ‘Your great Australian dream’ may be possible with AffordAssist. Contact us for a personal presentation   Click here to read CEDA media-release: http://www.ceda.com.au/2017/08/housing-australia-media-release

HILDA | Concerns; alarming, persistent income stagnation

The Hilda report is Australia’s most comprehensive household survey   Brief: “Household incomes have stopped growing — since 2012 we’ve actually had a slight decline in average household income,” said the report’s author, Professor Roger Wilkins from the Melbourne Institute.   Click here for details: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-02/hilda-household-survey-showcases-battle-between-young-and-old/8764406

PRESS RELEASE: ImpactHomes.com.au collaborates with AffordAssist.com

Queensland’s largest house builder and 14th largest nation-wide has announced its support for affordassist.com. AffordAssist is an affordability program exclusively for first-home buyers; providing the much-needed deposit solution: First-home buyers can buy a property with no-deposit. According to Robert Harder, CEO, of Impact Homes, “AffordAssist is an ideal fit and consistent with the company’s core values; providing new services to help more first-home buyers get into the market.” Australia’s first-home ownership is at a historic low

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces housing affordability reforms

The changes are a welcome relief for first-home buyers combined with the AffordAssist program; First-home buyers can buy a property with no-deposit; makes owning your first-home, possible. Click to read article by, SEAN NICHOLLS and JACOB SAULWICK, 1 Jun 2017 http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4702114/stamp-duty-slashed-in-affordability-change/ Link to web page: The Hon. Gladys BEREJIKLIAN, BA, DIntS, MCom MP Posted by: Anthony Aoun  

First-home buyers are in need of heroes: Can we count you in?

The new Federal Government initiatives ‘alone’ may not be enough. The proposed saving-for-a-deposit idea is helpful, but does not serve as an immediate solution. Greater industry-collaborative efforts are required to provide an immediate solution, because… First-home buyers deserve a break; We believe first-home ownership impacts on our social-fabric; and It will provide healthy growth for our economy. “Holistic community participation in, real estate and its many benefits, is great for first-home buyers and our

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Affordability Program For First-Home Buyers

A Deposit Solution for First-Home Buyers AffordAssist is an affordable housing program specifically designed to meet the needs of first-home buyers. It is a corporate solution offered alongside government initiatives with a single purpose to increase first-home ownership in Australia.  AffordAssist is an affordability program exclusively for first-home buyers; providing the much-needed deposit solution: First-home buyers can buy a property with no-deposit.   A Little History Some years ago I met with the late

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Australia’s First-Home Ownership Crisis

Why Australian families are struggling to enter the market.   Australia is amid a household affordability crisis. Potential first-home buyers face an increasing deposit hurdle which has subsequently delayed their ability to secure lending and start building equity through home ownership further widening the wealth gap between home owners and home occupiers. This deterioration of first home ownership can primarily be explained by a worsening dwelling price to income ratio. The relative cost of

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Social And Affordable Housing; What Is The Moral Strategy?

The NSW Government launched the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) earlier this year.  The Minister for Social Housing, Brad Hazzard, said “We are rolling out the biggest social housing reforms in 40 years, with more social housing, better social housing and better outcomes for social housing tenants.” The SAHF commenced with $1.1 billion in invested seed funding to create a long-term steady income stream and address the current and foreseeable shortage of social

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Can Property Prices Be Fairer?

When looking to buy or sell a property, are we too conditioned to accepting known real estate practices to look outside of this familiar box?  We readily accept that the agent’s commission is factored in to the property price.  This commission effectively pushes real estate values up by around 2-5% more than they actually should be.  The end result is inflated property prices with agency and developer’s bank accounts getting fat at the expense

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