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First home buyers

As a first home buyer, your home is more than a financial achievement. It gives you the freedom and creativity to express yourself and live the way you want to. Here are a few simple tips to help you buy your first home.

Be prepared

First home buyer

Research and plan ahead.  Be sure you know what type of property you want - is it a unit, a townhouse or a house? Our Property Insights Reports will provide you with information on recent comparable sales in your area. Make sure you're clear on your budget, based on what you can afford to repay each month.

Learn as much as you can

First home buyer

Before you make an offer on a property, it helps to do some research – take a look at the sale price of similar properties in the area, median house price and rental yields. 

Start your journey online

Learn how much you could borrow, without knowing the loan type

Receive indicative approval in under 10 minutes

A home loan expert will call to talk you through your options 

Offer accepted? Here’s what to do next

First home buyer

By now you should be in touch with a solicitor or conveyancer. Once you have exchanged contracts and paid your deposit, contact us so that we can organise a property valuation. From there, we'll help you finalise your application and settle your loan. And if you don't have  home and contents insurance, we can help with that, too.

Make your move

First home buyer

Moving into your new home can come with a long list of things to do, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Keep in mind things like pre-settlement inspection, settlement date, when you’ll get the keys, if you want to renovate before moving in and removalist costs.

Featured home loans 

Advantage Package
Advantage Package1 could offer you discounts for the life of your loan

 Receive a discount on your eligible home loan interest rate and nil transaction fees on your linked Complete Freedom account (Annual fee of $3952 applies)

  Advantage Package also offers access to discounts available when you take up selected credit cards, insurance and wealth products

Talk to us 

Home Loan tools and calculators

To help you into your new home, view our full range of fixed rate, variable rate and package options.

Calculate how much you could borrow and what this could mean for your budget.

Important information

Conditions, fees and credit criteria apply.

Before making a decision, it’s best to read the terms and conditions:

The information on our website is prepared without knowing your personal financial circumstances. Before you act on this, please consider if it’s right for you. If you need help, call 13 33 30.

Credit criteria, fees and charges apply.  The information on this page has been prepared without taking your objectives, needs and overall financial situation into account. For this reason, you should consider the appropriateness of the information and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.  The taxation position described is a general statement and should be used as a guide.  It does not constitute tax advice and is based on current tax laws and their interpretation. St.George Bank- A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714.

Home and Contents Insurance is issued by Westpac General Insurance Limited ABN 99 003 719 319 (WGIL) (except workers compensation cover where applicable). St.George Bank – a Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (the Bank) arranges the insurance, but does not guarantee the insurance.  WGIL is a subsidiary of the Bank.  This information does not take into account your personal circumstances.  Terms and conditions, and limitations and exclusions apply.  Read the Product Disclosure Statement, to see if the insurance is right for you.  Call  13 33 30 or visit a branch.

1. Discounts on products apply at time of application when you tell us you’re an Advantage Package customer.

2. Advantage Package Conditions of Use and Terms and Conditions apply and are available at stgeorge.com.au. Annual fee, currently $395, applies. Package benefits cannot be taken in conjunction with, or in addition to other special offers, negotiated rates or discounts.  Not available to company and trust account holders.