Date: 2021-09-03 19:26:00
GREAT NEWS FOR FIRST HOME BUYERS
A NEW, ONE-STOP-SHOP WEBSITE TO HELP MORE SOUTH AUSTRALIANS INTO HOMEOWNERSHIP IS PROVING A SUCCESS A WEEK SINCE ITS LAUNCH – AND HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXPERTS HAVE WELCOMED THE UNIQUE CONCEPT.
Since the new HomeSeeker SA website was launched last Saturday, more than 2000 people have visited the site and 148 people have registered to stay up-to-date with the latest affordable homes on the market.
Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the strong interest so far shows many South Australians are keen to reach their housing aspirations.
“The initial numbers accessing the Marshall Liberal Government’s new HomeSeeker SA website shows that South Australians are embracing the opportunity to gain more information about buying and saving for their first home,” said Minister Lensink.
“Whether South Australians are on the hunt for an affordable home, wanting budgeting tips on how to save for their first home or advice on renting in the private rental market – HomeSeeker SA is our new one-stop-shop to help more people achieve their housing dreams.
“Through the new website, prospective buyers can browse the 70 affordable homes currently for sale across the state, starting from $150,000 for a home in Davoren Park.
“South Australians can also use the tools available to calculate the cost of stamp duty and home loan repayments, as well as create personal budgets to save for a deposit.
“Our new HomeSeeker SA website marries directly with the Marshall Liberal Government’s new $400 million commitment to deliver 1000 new affordable homes by 2025, supporting both first buyers and providing a huge shot-in-the-arm to our construction industry.”
Housing Industry Association (HIA) Executive Director Stephen Knight welcomed the new website.
“With sales off the back of the HomeBuilder grant coming to a close at the end of the month this is an ideal time for the HomeSeeker SA initiative to be released,” said Mr Knight.
“This will ensure a steady pipeline of building work into the future, good for jobs particularly for apprentices and a great outcome for SA families and young people who might have otherwise not realised they can afford to own a home of their own.”
For more information visit www.homeseeker.sa.gov.au or follow https://www.homeseeker.sa.gov.au/ SA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homeseekersa.