Property experts help Mackay residents plan for the future

The third Mackay Home Buyers Information Night will be held this October in what has now become an annual, anticipated event for local residents seeking more information about buying or building a new home.

Hosted by Plantation Palms – a 2000-home masterplanned community in Mackay’s northern beaches – and featuring local property experts, the free, non-obligatory event on 28 October is designed to educate Mackay residents on the local housing market, and the property buying process, and will cut through much of the confusion about the Mackay market.

Speakers at the event include Statewide Conveyancing solicitor Roland Taylor; Aussie Home Loans mortgage broker Max Direen, and Malcolm Hull of the Master Builders Association. As well as being available for questions, they will cover the process of purchasing land and building a new home; legal obligations, including the steps required and associated fees; finance requirements such as options for deposits, stamp duty and mortgage insurance; and, eligibility for the Queensland Government’s $15,000 Great Start Grant, which is available for new-build properties valued at up to $750,000.

Kim Clarke, the developer behind Plantation Palms and who has worked in the market for more than 25 years, says: “Market confidence will improve in Mackay and it’s important to help educate buyers and those planning for their future. Recent reports point to the local market improving in 20161 – making this event timely. Our continued investment in the area truly demonstrates our belief in the future of Mackay.”

For guests considering a new build, three leading Mackay builders – Gemini Homes, Hotondo Homes and River City Homes – will also be present and will showcase options to attendees. These builders have constructed display homes at Plantation Palms’ Display Village (opening 21 November), which will be placed on the market by Plantation Palms, with the opportunity for purchasers to choose an extended settlement.

“Our homes have been developed to satisfy the expected demand for more affordable housing in the area and we want to educate buyers about the property buying process amid recent market changes, as well as empower home buyers to feel confident and prepared to purchase their own home,” said Mr Clarke.

“First home buyers are in a rare position to purchase a home not just for right now, but for their future, and with a significantly reduced financial burden.  Current market conditions favour new buyers with mortgages, which can now be just as affordable as rent so it really has never been a better time for people looking to take their next step towards home ownership.  The Mackay Home Buyers Information Night is an opportunity for local residents to obtain more information about the process and meet with all relevant experts face-to-face on the one day.”

For those looking to take the next step, attendees will be offered the opportunity to purchase a fixed price turnkey house and land package in an incentive only available on the night.

Plantation Palms is one of Mackay’s most-recognised communities. The development has housing options unique to any other estate in Mackay and has been built on flood-free land situated 5m above sea level and located 1km from the coastline.

The Plantation Palms Home Buyers Information Night will be held at 6.30pm (until 7.30pm) on Wednesday 28 October 2015 at the Plantation Palms sales office at 3 Montgomery Street, Rural View.  Those looking to attend are advised to RSVP and register their interest here

Event:   Mackay Home Buyers Information Night

Date:     6.30-7.30pm on Wednesday 28 October 2015

Venue:  Plantation Palms sales office at 3 Montgomery Street, Rural View QLD 4740; plenty of off street parking will be available

Guests: First home buyers, people looking to buy or build a new home, those looking to build for the first time

About:  Educate and inform locals about market conditions, opportunities about home ownership, purchasing process, legal obligations, fees, finance requirements and eligibility for grants

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