First Home Buyers - Become Educated

If you are thinking of buying your first home or investment property and don’t know where to start – don’t miss this opportunity! During this fun and entertaining course, you will learn about the entire home buying process from getting pre-approval and choosing the right loan for you, right through to negotiating with real estate agents and the new stamp duty benefits available for first home buyers.
This practical knowledge could save first home buyers thousands of dollars, helping them become fully aware of the pitfalls and traps involved in the buying and negotiating process. Don’t miss out on learning from an experienced real estate advisor who has been involved in over 1000 real estate transactions and has been educating buyers since 2003.

The home buying process:

  • Different buying processes: private treaty, auction and buying off the plan
  • Understand the home loan and conveyancing process
  • Understand the role of a Mortgage Broker, Buyer’s Agent and Solicitor and the major part they play in the buying process
  • How to exchange contracts in NSW and QLD (Five-Day cooling off period and 66W Certificate)
  • ‘Gazumping’ and how to avoid this happening to you

Financing your first home:

  • How to make the most of the new stamp duty benefits available for first home buyers in NSW
  • How the Government’s First Home Super Saver Scheme works to save a deposit through your superannuation fund
  • Guarantor loans and how to buy without a deposit (this home buying seminar reveals all the best tips)
  • How much deposit you need to buy a house
  • Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) and how this may affect your loan application
  • Different home loan packages available (help for 1st time home buyers)
  • How to pay off your home loan faster
  • How the right financing can help you secure a deal (special mortgage programs for first time buyers
  • The total costs and fees involved in the home buying process including hidden extras


  • Professional negotiation techniques to purchase Real Estate below market price
  • Real life examples of deals gone good and bad
  • Questions to ask real estate agents to get the answers you need

Market conditions:

  • The current market situation and future direction
  • How to buy a property that actually makes you money
  • How to protect yourself against rising interest rates and falling markets
  • What gives value to Real Estate for both units and houses
  • What a Valuer looks for when assessing property
  • Real life situations and how to avoid common pitfalls in the real estate market

About the tutor:

'Founder and Director, Scott Durrant, is one of Australia’s leading financial educators and keynote speakers and has been advising first time home buyers since 2003.'

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.