First Home Buyers in Maitland & The Hunter Valley

Understanding first home buyer assistance

As a first home buyer in NSW, you may be eligible for various government incentives and schemes designed to make home ownership more accessible. These may include:

  • First Home Owner Grant (FHOG): A one-time grant available to eligible first home buyers to help offset the cost of purchasing a new or substantially renovated home.
  • First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS): Facilitated by the federal government, this scheme allows eligible first home buyers to purchase a home with a deposit as low as 5% without needing to pay lenders mortgage insurance (LMI).
  • Stamp Duty Concessions: Discounts or exemptions on stamp duty for eligible first home buyers purchasing a property under a certain value threshold.
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Steps to buying your first home

Navigating the process of buying your first home involves several key steps:

  1. Financial Preparation: Assess your finances, including savings and potential borrowing capacity. Consider meeting with a mortgage broker to explore loan options and understand your budget.
  2. Property Search: Research areas and properties that align with your budget and lifestyle preferences. Attend open homes and inspections to get a feel for different neighbourhoods.
  3. Making an Offer: Once you find a suitable property, make an offer or bid at auction (if applicable). Ensure you understand the contract terms and conditions before proceeding.
  4. Conveyancing and Settlement: Engage a conveyancer or solicitor to handle the legal aspects of the purchase, including property inspections, contract review, and settlement arrangements.
  5. Government Assistance Applications: Apply for any eligible government grants or schemes, such as the FHOG or FHLDS, to support your purchase.

Why choose us?

Our team specializes in assisting first home buyers through every stage of the home buying journey. We offer:

  • Expert Advice: Clear and practical guidance on navigating the complexities of buying your first home, including understanding government incentives and financing options.
  • Legal Support: Access to experienced conveyancers and property lawyers who can ensure a smooth and legally compliant transaction.
  • Personalized Service: Tailored solutions to meet your individual needs and goals, ensuring you feel confident and supported throughout the process.

Contact us

If you are a first home buyer in NSW ready to embark on your home ownership journey, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can assist you in achieving your dream of owning your first home.

David Allen, Principal & Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors
Daniel Allen, Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors
David Allen, Principal & Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors

Passionate, experienced solicitors Meet the team at Hills

Hills Solicitors first opened its doors in September of 1894 under the name T A Hill. We continued strengthening our roots in the Maitland Community and later became T A Hill & Son, when our founders son joined the family practice. We then made the change to Hills Solicitors.

We have had a total of 3 offices since those early days in 1894, all of which are a 50m walk from our current office.

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When you approach Hills Solicitors for any legal advice, we treat you like family. Our valuable clients are members of an evergrowing family that we wouldn’t be here without.
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Getting started

At Hills Solicitors, we take pride in our over 125 years of experience and adaptability. Our clients can trust that we will continuously evolve and tailor our services to their changing needs. Our longevity is a testament to our ability to embrace new technologies and create cost-effective solutions for all legal issues. With our extensive knowledge and innovative mindset, we confidently assure our clients that we will always strive to exceed their expectations. Trust us to handle your legal matters with a forward-thinking approach and an unwavering commitment to your success.

Step one Get to know each other

When you come to Hills for advice you are never just another client to us, you become part of our large family and it is vital we get to know you.

Step two Understanding your rights

The first step is to help you understand your rights and how you can approach the issues at hand.

Step three Determining your goals

The most important step is understanding exactly what you would like to see at the end of your matter.

Got questions? We’re here to help

The team at Hills are here to help with all of your legal needs, serving Maitland and the Hunter for over 125 years. With a forward-thinking approach, providing practical solutions, for an affordable price — We’re here to help you when you need us.

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