New digital tool to help home buyers access government support
Whether it is a growing family buying a cosy abode in Parkes or a young professional looking to purchase their first home in Campbelltown, house hunters are set to save time and money with the launch of the new online Home Buyer Assistance Finder.
On average, more than 1,500 first home buyers take out loans in NSW each month, and this new tool will make it easier to find out if they are eligible for government support.
In just 14 questions or less, the tool can work out a prospective homeowner’s eligibility for the First Home Buyer Assistance scheme, Shared Equity Home Buyer Helper and or First Home Owner’s grant.
People just need to answer questions about their budget, what type of property they are looking to buy, if they are a first homeowner and if they are an Australian citizen.
The tool will then provide information on the available schemes they might be eligible for, cutting the time and effort to find this information and understand the eligibility criteria.
The new tool is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to streamlining services so people can access the help they may need to get out of the rental market and into their own home sooner.
Access the Home Buyer Assistance Finder tool.
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Jihad Dib said:
“Buying a home can be one of the most exciting times in someone’s life and we want to help more people get into the housing market.”
“I know for many it can seem daunting to navigate government schemes, so we want to take this stress out by putting everything in one easy-to-find online location and taking the guesswork out of eligibility criteria.”
“The new tool delivers on the government's commitment to reduce barriers to the housing market for those who need it most.”
“Since becoming Minister, I have had a complete focus on how we can make dealing with Government easier, this is yet another example of making life easier for the people of NSW.”