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First Home Buyer Queensland

We've helped thousands of families and young people build their first home. We can help you too.

First home buyer? Let's get started!

Ready to make the dream of owning your first home a reality? Metricon has helped thousands of families and young people move into their first home and we're here to help you too. We’ll guide you through the home ownership process and will be with you every step of the journey.

Let's get started!

Why buy a new home?

There are many benefits to building a new home over buying an established home. First, you get a brand new home with your choice of designer fixtures, finishes, façade, floor plan, design and orientation – a stunning home just perfect for your lifestyle.

First home buyers may also be eligible for government grants and financial incentives that can help make the dream of new homeownership a reality. Our First Home Owner Grant fact sheet includes information about specific grants and stamp duty savings for new homes.

Financing your dream: We can help!

Our mortgage and finance partners are on hand to guide you through various financial options. If you’re eligible, they’ll explain the steps to getting your first home buyers grant and help you find out what other benefits may be available. Our mortgage partners will also help you find the right home finance option that works for you.

Financial assistance:

They’ll help you assess lenders and products tailored specially for first home buyers.

Loan calculator:

Find out how much you can afford to borrow.

Where to live? Land considerations

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.

Understanding developer requirements

Guidelines for choosing land

Finding your perfect home design

Metricon has a range of home designs specifically tailored to first home buyer budgets.

Start by browsing our stunning, contemporary home designs and by visiting our display homes to see our floor plans come to life!

We also offer affordable home and land packages in leading estates. Talk to our new home advisors about options to suit your budget and lifestyle.

First home buyer? Let's get started

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Saving for a deposit? Choose the plan that's right for you.

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.

  • A simple savings plan, all managed for you.
  • Your own personal Savings Coach.
  • Savings bonuses when you reach your goals.
  • Own your own home sooner.
Download my deposit saver brochure

Why choose Metricon for your first home?

Experience you can trust

Metricon has been building homes for Australian families since 1976. We have the expertise and understanding to ensure your journey to home ownership is as smooth and simple as possible.

Quality assurance program

When you build with Metricon we give you our commitment to quality design, construction and customer care. We even guarantee it with a lifetime structural guarantee

A customised home

Our stunning home designs are just the beginning when you build with Metricon. You can customise your home colours, finishes and fixtures in our industry-leading selection centre Studio M to add your personal touch to your selected design.

Award winning homes

Metricon home designs have won many awards and industry accolades, testimony to the skill of our design team in creating stunning home designs that work for the Australian lifestyle and your family.

Attend a free First Home Buyer Event

Join us at one of our free Build Smart First Home Buyer information sessions to find out how you could own your own home. Learn from our customers how easy, fast and affordable it can be. Watch the video below showing one of our recent Build Smart Series First Home Buyer events and register for one of our forthcoming events at the link below. These information sessions are held regularly at our dedicated events space at our Mt Waverley Head Office.

Queensland First Home Buyer

At Metricon, we have helped home buyers in Queensland build their dream home for decades. Being Australia’s best home builder, our experience, innovation and reputation means we can help you and your family find your perfect house and land package. We want you to love where you live, so let’s get started.

Best suburb in QLD for first home buyers?

At Metricon, we are proud to team up with experienced developers in quality estates across Queensland, including Brisbane and the Gold Coast. For first home buyers in Queensland, choosing a Metricon house and land package means living in an area that is built with families in mind. Building a new home in a family-friendly estate also means you will be close to the services and facilities you need, such as schools, transport and open space. At Metricon, we want first home buyers in Queensland to love where they live, and that means helping them find the perfect address from the start.

What is the first home buyers grant in Queensland?

First home buyers in Queensland can get access to the first home grant from the Queensland Government, whether you are buying or building. A first home buyer’s grant in Queensland is designed to help first home buyers in Queensland get into their first home sooner. First home buyers in Queensland who sign a contract after July 1, 2018 can get $15,000 to go towards their dream home, as long as that property is valued at less than $750,000. Contracts dated earlier may still be eligible for a home buyers grant under certain circumstances.

How do you qualify for first home buyers grant in QLD?

First home buyers in Queensland will need to meet a few eligibility criteria if they want to access the first home buyers grant in Queensland. They must be at least 18 and an Australian citizen or permanent resident. The grant is for residential home, or principal places of residence, not investment properties. To be eligible for the first home buyers grant in Queensland, you or your spouse must not have owned a home before that you lived in, and you must be buying or building a brand-new home.

How to buy a house in QLD?

Entering the property market for the first time can be daunting, but Metricon is here to help first home buyers in Queensland. House and land packages are still one of the most affordable ways to buy your dream home in Australia. Metricon has been building homes for thousands of Australian families for more than 40 years, and we pride ourselves on being with you every step of the way. Contact us to get started on your property journey and take advantage of our experience, reputation and innovation.

When is stamp duty payable in QLD?

There can be a few unexpected costs associated with buying or building a home, such as Lenders Mortgage Insurance or stamp duty. The good news is, when you’re building a new home in Queensland, you will pay less stamp duty than someone who is buying an existing house. That’s because stamp duty for first home buyers in Queensland, and buyers everywhere, is only charged on the land and not the house when you are buying a house and land package. This can save you thousands of dollars. There may be a small transfer or transaction fee involved. Generally, stamp duty needs to be paid within 30 days of the day you sign contracts, but most banks and lenders will require it at settlement.