Burgess Thomson Lawyers

First Home Buyers Property Conveyancing Newcastle

Property Law & Conveyancing

Need help buying your first home in Newcastle?

Purchasing your first home is a milestone that deserves celebration and, most importantly, a smooth transition.

At Burgess Thomson, we understand the excitement and the apprehension that comes with buying your first home. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering personalised and expert conveyancing services tailored specifically for first home buyers in Newcastle, Australia.

With our seasoned property lawyers and licensed conveyancers, we ensure that your journey to home ownership is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

How Burgess Thomson Can Help with Property Conveyancing

Navigating the property market can be daunting, especially for first home buyers. Here’s how Burgess Thomson steps in to simplify the process for you:

  • Expert Guidance: Our conveyancing team is equipped with in-depth knowledge of the Newcastle property market. We provide expert advice to help you make informed decisions throughout the purchasing process.
  • Comprehensive Support: From understanding your contract to dealing with property inspections, searches, and legal requirements, we cover all aspects of the conveyancing process. We ensure that every detail is meticulously handled.
  • Efficient Process: We value your time. Our team works diligently to ensure that your conveyancing process moves forward promptly, aiming to avoid any unnecessary delays or stress.
  • Clear Communication: Conveyancing can be complex, but our commitment is to make things easy for you to understand. We provide clear, jargon-free explanations at every step, ensuring you’re well-informed and confident in your decisions.

Find out more about how we can help First Home Buyers Purchase Property.

Why Choose Burgess Thomson for Conveyancing When Buying Your First Home?

Choosing the right conveyancer is crucial when buying your first home. Here’s why Burgess Thomson is the preferred choice for first home buyers in Newcastle:

  • Experience and Expertise: With years of experience in property conveyancing, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every transaction. We are adept at handling the unique challenges that first home buyers face.
  • Personalised Service: We understand that each first home buyer has unique needs. Our approach is to provide personalised service that caters specifically to your situation, ensuring that your first home purchase is a rewarding experience.
  • Trust and Reliability: Our reputation in Newcastle as trusted conveyancers comes from our commitment to transparency, integrity, and professionalism. We build lasting relationships with our clients, ensuring they feel supported at every turn.
  • Peace of Mind: Buying your first home should be exciting, not overwhelming. Our team works tirelessly to provide you with peace of mind, knowing that every aspect of your conveyancing is handled with utmost care and precision.


At Burgess Thomson, we celebrate your step towards home ownership and are here to guide you through each stage of the purchasing process. With our expert conveyancing services, you can focus on the joy of buying your first home, while we take care of the details.

Accessing Government Support For First Home Buyers

First home buyers in NSW may be eligible for government support to help you buy your first property. There is a range of assistance options available, including an exemption on transfer duty, concession or grant.

First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme

The First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme offers a full or partial transfer duty exemption for people who are buying their first home in Australia. The home must have a value less than $1 million, and they must move into the property within 12 months from settlement and live there for at least 12 continuous months. The scheme is available to Australian citizens and permanent residents who are purchasing the first home that they or their spouse have owned or co-owned in Australia.

First Home Owner Grant

The First Home Owner Grant offers $10,000 towards the purchase price for first time home buyers, and can be used in addition to the benefits offered in the First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme. People are eligible if they are buying or building their first home, and the home is a new build that hasn’t been occupied before. The property must be worth no more than $600,000 (or, for a house and land package with comprehensive building contract, no more than $750,000).

Shared Equity Home Buyer Helper Program

The Shared Equity Home Buyer Helper program offers support for eligible first home buyers who are identified as ‘key workers’, or people employed as nurses, midwives, paramedics, teachers, early childhood educators and police officers. Single parents with dependent children and singles aged 50 and over can also apply – even if they are not first homebuyers – as long as they meet the other eligibility criteria.

The NSW Government will pay up to 40% of the purchase price of an eligible property, retaining it as equity. Participants are required to meet incomes and asset thresholds, contribute at least 2% to a deposit, and be ready to occupy the properly from settlement day. They must also only be able to service a mortgage with the government contribution.

Visit the following website for the latest information on NSW government support for first home buyers: https://www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/grants-schemes/first-home-buyer

Whether you’re exploring the property market, ready to make an offer, or seeking advice on first home owner grants and incentives, Burgess Thomson is here to make your dream of home ownership in Newcastle a reality. Let’s embark on this journey together.

Contact us or request a quote to learn more about how our skilled team in Newcastle can help you buy your first home.

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