First Home Buyers' Guide, read it online

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There's a lot to learn before you buy your first home, from the jargon that gets used through to what your rights and obligations are, and then onto what grants or schemes you may be eligible for.

This is before you build a good credit history, save up for a deposit, practice making repayments to ensure you can service the mortgage, and then spend what will, based on national averages, be several months house hunting.

It will all be worth it though and this guide will help you through it.

See the link at the end of the story to read our 2021 First Home Buyers' Guide online.

See the link at the end of the story to read our 2021 First Home Buyers' Guide online.

We explain what some of the common loan options are, how mortgage brokers can help, why inspections are vital, the basics about auctions, and how your legal team can guide you through the entire process.

We have a story on the ACT's Affordable Home Purchase Scheme, tips for moving in day and for setting up a baby nursery, plus some advice before connecting solar power.

All this and more, so settle in and let's start this journey together.

This story First Home Buyers' Guide first appeared on The Canberra Times.