09 May 2005 12:33 AM
|Hello all oz movers, just a couple of queries!!!
1- Do the majority of new/old properties for rent/sale have built in wardrobes, as we have rather new wardrobes for all the family, and are wondering if it is really worth the cost to take them over?
2- do i need to take work references over with me for when going to interviews or do i let prospective employers request them for themselves? (am a nurse)
Thats all for today folks, thankyou in advance for any returned info!!
PS, can anyone shed some light on what is involved in buying land,ie what is involved, hidden costs, stamp duty (if the $8000 back from stamp duty applies t land with a PR visa) etc etc, thanks again.|
09 May 2005 12:00 PM
1) yes, most new, and quite a few old houses will have built in wardrobes in all rooms. We brought one new one with us, and have struggled to find it a home!
2) Yes, brign work references with you. I actually wrote mine and got boss to sign. That way, you get what you want in it. And when you need them, it takes less time to get hold of.
3) Buying land is straight forward if you have a PR visa. You will get $14000 back if you build a new house for the first time, or $7000 if you buy an established property. (First home buyer/builder grant).Stamp duty is expensive - $11,000 on a $300,000 property. And a word of warning - building new is taking a long time at teh moment - up to 14 m onths because of the shortage of tradesmen and BRICKS !!
10 May 2005 3:13 AM
Sorry to come in on your message, but I was a bit confused about the $14000.00. We have our Pr visa and have purchased land and are having a home built. We were under the impression that we could get the $7000 first homebuyers grant (which our F.A has the forms already filled out for). Does the $14000 include that and stamp duty, which can be claimed back. As we have been lead to believe, if our property is up to a certain amount we pay our stamp duty up front first and then can claim it back? Sorry to be a pain, but it is confusing only ever having done it in the UK before!!
Is the length of time for any particular builders or just in general, we are building with Scott Park Homes. Are you building at the moment or did you buy established?
Thanks for your help on this one.
10 May 2005 8:48 AM
Has the rebate changed in the last few weeks for building a house. We are building at the moment and got our rebate a short time ago and it was $7000 not $14000. Also, when building you only pay duty on the land and not on the house you build. We are building with APG and we have not had too many delays. The slab went down last November and the wooden structure is on for the roof and roof tiles have been delivered, we are now awaiting roofers.
10 May 2005 8:52 AM
I have also just replied to Andreas post. We are buiding at the moment and we got $7000, so not sure where the $14,000 comes in as we have always been told that it is only $7000. Stamp duty is on the value of land and not the house you are building, as opposed to buying established, where you pay duty on the whole lot.
I know someone that used Scott Park Homes and they were fine. We are using APG and they are fine. I am not aware of many people having 14 month delays, most houses have been built within 12 months. Also, bricks are not too badly delayed, it is more to do with the tradesmen.
Hope this helps.
10 May 2005 12:32 PM
The rebate can depend on which state you live in. Here in Victoria we get $12,000. $7,000 from the federal govt and $5,000 from the state govt. In other states they only give you the federal govt assistance or the state govt may give more/less depending on whether you are purchasing an existing home or building. Every state is different!
10 May 2005 4:17 PM
when we were looking this time last year, that's what we were advised - $7000 if we bought a house, but $14000 if we had a new one built. I look to see if I 've still got the info. It may be duffor different now ! You pay the stamp duty on the land anyway, or on the purchase price of an established house. You also pay MORE stamp duty if you get a mortgage ! What a con !
It probably varies by builder, and area, as to building time, but I have a few friends building, and they have all taken ages from selecting a plan to moving in. The worst one, being 17 months, but they changed builders after 4 because they still hadn't even got a contract to sign ! We therefore, were put off a bit, and bought an established property.
10 May 2005 9:07 PM
Thanks for reply. Have looked into it and it is definitely |
10 May 2005 10:08 PM
27 May 2005 1:03 PM
|we came over last july and drew up plans, agreed specs and signed everything off within the 18 days we were here. House likely to be completed this july. have had lots of contact/support from the sales consultant throughout the year: Collier Homes|