Vi is our sales manager at Kalynda Chase, and has been working in the community for over 12 years. She is a true Townsville local, growing up here and even building in the Kalynda Chase community. Vi has a wealth of knowledge about the local area as well as North Queensland, so we sat down with her to have a chat about her top tips for Townsville’s first home buyers!
Tip 1: Find the perfect location
Finding the perfect location for your lifestyle is important, such as opposite a park to take advantage of the open space or close to others for security of neighbours. Choice is important at Kalynda Chase and we have the right size lots that suits your lifestyle and budget, lot sizes range from 275sqm to 582sqm and we are more than happy to talk through the benefits of smaller blocks compared to larger blocks when first home buyers come in. We want them to feel comfortable in making the right decision- as it will really make a difference.
Another thing to consider is the distance of local schools and amenity. Property such as Kalynda Chase retains value through market ups and downs due to it’s unique proposition of providing an abundance of open space and amenity at your doorstep! We are located just 4 km from a great choice of public and private schools and close by to day care centres, medical care, cinemas, football stadium, restaurants, clubs and pubs, a free swimming pool, ten pin bowling, skating, indoor cricket and sporting fields. Our families get to enjoy these amenities without the hustle and bustle on their doorstep.
Tip 2: Getting finance sorted!
Speaking with your Bank or Mortgage Broker is a must before looking at what options are available, as this may have an impact of what type of lots you look at. It is an exciting time where you will spend lots of time and energy making decisions about your new home, however, without knowing exactly what you can afford makes it difficult to choose the right size lot and home and the extras you would like to include.
Tip 3: Make use of the First Home Owners’ Grant!
You may be eligible for the First Home Owners’ Grant of $15,000. You can easily check your eligibility here: https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buying-owning-home/financial-help-concessions/qld-first-home-grant
A number of our first home buyers at Kalynda Chase have invested here because of the convenience to their workplace such as the Townsville Hospital, James Cook University and Lavarack Barracks. It saves them time and money and will provide a beautiful place to plant your roots and grow.