Am I eligible for the HomeBuilder grant?
Available for a limited time, the HomeBuilder grant offers eligible owner-occupiers, including first-home buyers, a potential tax-free $25,000 boost to help fund the cost of building a new home or substantially renovating an existing home.
Although not specifically targeted at first-home buyers, the Government expects the HomeBuilder grant will be popular with first-home buyers looking to buy a house and land package, as well as growing families upgrading to a bigger new home.
It could also spark interest for retirees who might see this as a trigger to downsize their home, using the grant to help purchase a new smaller apartment or unit, and potentially the money saved to invest into their retirement fund.
As with any Government grant program, there are rules around who is eligible and the type of renovations or properties you can use the money for.