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First home buyer

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.

First Home Buyer Southern NSW

For first home buyers in NSW, finding the right house and land package can be exciting, but it can also be daunting. At Metricon, our experience and understanding can help you find and build your dream home, and help you love where you live. We’ve helped thousands of Australians, and we can help you, too.

What should first home buyers in NSW know?

First home buyers in NSW need to be able to trust their home builder, giving them the confidence they will be with them every step of the way. Thousands of Sydney families have entrusted building a new home to Metricon for over the past 40 years. And that’s because Metricon homes are designed with the Australian family in mind, in all its wonderful variety. Our experience, reputation and innovation set us apart, giving first home buyers in NSW designs that are stylish and affordable.

How much is the first home buyers grant in NSW?

First home buyers in NSW who are building a home, renovating a home or buying a house and land package, can access the first home buyers grant in NSW from the NSW government. When you buy your first home, you may be eligible for $10,000 as part of the grant scheme. First home buyers in NSW can be eligible for the grant if they buy a house and land package valued at up to $750,000. If you are building a home on an existing block, or buying a house that needs extensive renovations, that figure is $600,000. You must move into the house within 12 months of the completion of construction. Stamp duty for first home buyers in NSW can also be reduced, or even scrapped altogether. Find out more at the NSW Office of State Revenue.

How does the first home buyers grant work in NSW?

The first home buyer scheme in NSW is pretty straight forward. There are a number of eligibility criteria, but the main ones are that you must be over 18, an Australian citizen, building a new home (or undergoing a major renovation) and you must be an individual, not a company or a trust.

Can a couple both get a first home buyers grant?

The short answer is no, not for the same house. The first home buyers grant in NSW is for the property itself, and it must be for your principal place of residence. It’s also important who owns the house. If the house is owned by both you and your partner, and you or your partner have received a grant as part of the first home buyer scheme in NSW or Australia, then you may not be eligible. You also won’t be eligible if you or your partner have previously owned or co-owned a property in Australia.

Does the first home owners grant count towards deposit?

Some banks and lenders do allow you to use your first home buyers grant in NSW to make up part of your deposit. However, it’s worthwhile speaking to them before you make your application. Most Australian banks and lenders will require a deposit of 20% of the value of the property. Metricon’s Deposit Calculator can help you work out how to save for your home deposit.

What is the best suburb for first home buyers in NSW?

At Metricon, we proudly team with experienced developers in quality estates across NSW. Building a new home means you can choose to live in an area that is built with families in mind, one that is close to all the services and facilities you need. At Metricon, we want you to love where you live, and we can help you find your perfect address right from the start.