We had an election where one of the choices we had to make, in relation to housing, allowed one generation in the population to benefit only at the expense of others.
What we chose instead though is to the benefit of every generation – yes that is possible.
First Home Buyers are the BIGGEST winners.
The cash deposit required has been the largest hurdle for them to overcome. Until now First Home Buyers have needed to find 5% of purchase price PLUS costs to get those keys to the front door. Mortgage Insurance (of around 3.5%) was the biggest cost. On a $500k purchase – this meant they had to find $42,500.