We've helped thousands of families and young people build their first home. We can help you too.
Metricon will help you find the perfect block of land for your first home. We’ll guide you through the various steps to securing your block, and ensure factors such as land size, incline and street frontage are taken into consideration. We’ll also help with any developer guidelines governing your land and home design choice.
To keep the process simple, we've created checklists of the key considerations to note when buying land for your Metricon home.
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Whatever your personal situation, HomeSolution by Metricon have a plan to make it easy for you to gather the deposit you need and get started on owning your very own dream home. We’ll help you save the money you need with two great savings plans to choose from. We have all the skills and advice you need to make your new home a reality. And we make it easy.
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We’ve helped first home buyers in Melbourne find their dream house and land pack packages for more than 40 years. And we can help you, too. That’s why we’ve answered all your first home buyer questions, to help you get a head start on your property journey. All the information you need to start building a new home in Melbourne is here.
Metricon are committed to helping you find the right property in the right suburb. We work with experienced developers in quality estates across the city, giving first home buyers in Melbourne access to affordable and stylish house and land packages.
At Metricon, we want you to love where you live, and that means building homes that are suited especially to Australian families. Our new home designs are perfect for any family, giving you enough room for today, with one eye on the growth of tomorrow. To us, innovation means space when you want it, and privacy when you need it. As a first home buyer in Melbourne, you can choose from a range of estates that are built for people exactly like you. Near schools, shops, public transport, open space and everything else a family needs, building a new home with Metricon means building your dream home. Use our map or list to discover everything you need to know about finding the right suburb and the right home for you.
As first home buyers in Melbourne you may be eligible for a First Home Owners Grant from the Victorian Government. If you’re a first home buyer or first home builder in Melbourne, the grant is $10,000. In regional areas you may be eligible for a grant of $20,000.
Whether you are building a new home or buying a new home, you may be eligible for the Victorian Government’s First Home Buyers Grant. Applicants must be older than 18 and an Australia citizen, and the property must be valued at $750,000 or less. For first home buyers in Melbourne, you or your spouse won’t be eligible if you have already received a first home owners grant in Victoria or anywhere in Australia, or owned a home in Australia either jointly or separately before July 1, 2000. If you lived in a home in Australia which either of you owned or part owned after July 1, 2000, for longer than six months, you may also not be eligible. If either of you have bought a property after July 1, 2000 and haven’t lived there, you may be eligible. As a first home buyer in Melbourne you must also live in your new home for at least 12 months.
The other good news if you are building a new home for the first time is that you won’t pay stamp duty on the value of the house. You only pay stamp duty on the block of land you are buying as part of the package. This is one of the reasons why buying a house and land package is one of the most affordable ways to buy a home in Victoria.
Most banks and lenders will require a deposit of about 20% for home loans in Melbourne and other areas of Australia. Some lenders offer low deposit home loans, but they may compensate for the risk by offering higher interest rates. At Metricon we offer a range of mortgage calculators to help make finding out this kind of information easy. First home buyers in Melbourne can use our deposit calculator to understand more.