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First home buyer boom

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First home buyers are surging into the housing market at their fastest rate in over 3 years .

This is great news considering First home buyers hit their lowest level in a decade back in July, 2016.

Figures are positive and indicate that state governments efforts to boost first home buyers participation in the market were showing signs of success. 

From 1 July 2017, Victorian stamp duty will be abolished for first home buyers purchasing a property valued below $600,000, regardless of whether it’s a new or established home.  Treasurer Tim Pallas said the stamp duty changes would help about 25,000 Victorians purchase their first home.
Changes will also be made to the First Home Owner Grant, which is expected to help around 6,000 first home buyers.

To assist first home buyers in understanding  how these changes will effect them, South West Credit is holding a First Home Buyer Information Night on 7thJune, 2017.  The night will cover the complete journey to home ownership.  From dealing with estate agents, conveyancer’s and lenders, right down to how to lodge the First Home Owner Grant.

We encourage anyone thinking of purchasing their first home to come along to this free information evening.  There will be a number of experts available on the night to talk to which will assist you in becoming an informed buyer.

Registration for the event is essential and can be done via www.swcredit.com.au/fhb

For more information please contact Julia on (03) 5560 3900 or email enquiries@swcredit.com.au


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Community Notice Board

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Here's your guide to what's on in the South West this weekend:

Friday 28thApril

  • Koroit Irish Festival, various locations and events, http://www.koroitirishfestival.com.au/weekend-snapshot
  • Rhyme Time, Warrnambool City Library, Liebig Street, Warrnambool (10:30am – 11am)
  • Learn to Rock’n’Roll with Warrnambool Rock’n’Rollers Inc, Guide Hall, Manifold Street, Warrnambool (7:30pm – 10pm)

Saturday 29thApril

  • Dance for Rylan Fundraiser, City Memorial Bowls Club, Carmichael Room, Cramer Street, Warrnambool (7:30pm – 11pm)
  • Koroit Irish Festival, various locations and events, http://www.koroitirishfestival.com.au/weekend-snapshot
  • Port Fairy Community Market 2nd& 4thSaturday of the month, Railway Place, Bank Street, Port Fairy (9am – 1pm)
  • Hamilton Farmers Market HIRL, North Boundary Rd, Hamilton (9am – 1pm)
  • Scottish Country & Old Time Dance, 230 Koroit Street, Warrnambool (8pm)
  • Merri View Gallery, 3 Coramba Ct, Warrnambool (12pm – 4pm)
  • Scope Galleries Exhibition, 38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool (12pm – 5pm)

Sunday 30thApril

  • Neighbourhood Party at Toohey Estate Playgound, St Josephs Drive, Warrnambool (11am – 2pm)
  • Koroit Irish Festival, various locations and events, http://www.koroitirishfestival.com.au/weekend-snapshot
  • Hamilton’s Colourful Run, Lake Hamilton, Rippon Road, Hamilton (3pm – 5pm)
  • Merri View Gallery, 3 Coramba Ct, Warrnambool (12pm – 4pm)
  • Scope Galleries Exhibition, 38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool (12pm – 5pm)
  • Undercover Weekly Market at the Warrnambool Showgrounds (8am – 1pm)

If you or your organisation have any events you would like added to our Community Notice Board email them through to emarket@swcredit.com.au

This information is brought to you by South West Credit, Warrnambool's Home Loan Centre  


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Community Notice Board

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Here's your guide to what's on in Warrnambool and the South West this weekend:

Friday 21stApril

  • Rhyme Time, Warrnambool City Library, Liebig Street, Warrnambool (10:30am – 11am)
  • The Fast and the Furious 8 Movie Fundraiser, Capital Cinema, Kepler Street, Warrnambool (6:30pm)
  • Celtic Showcase, Kings College Auditorium, Balmoral Road, Warrnambool (7:30pm – 9pm)
  • Do Ya Wanna Dance - Weekend Dance Festival, St Pius Hall, Morriss Road, Warrnambool (7:30pm - late)
  • National Historical Machinery Association Rally 2017, Hamilton Harness Racing Club, Ballarat Road, Hamilton (10am – 5pm)
  • Learn to Rock’n’Roll with Warrnambool Rock’n’Rollers Inc, Guide Hall, Manifold Street, Warrnambool (7:30pm – 10pm)

Saturday 22ndApril

  • Community Wide Garage Sale, Garvoc Hall, Garvoc (9am – 2pm)
  • Do Ya Wanna Dance- Weekend Dance Festival, St Pius Hall, Morriss Road, Warrnambool (7:30pm - late)
  • Massed Band Performance (bagpipers, drummers & highland Dancing), Civic Green, Liebig Street, Warrnambool (5pm - 6pm)
  • National Historical Machinery Association Rally 2017, Hamilton Harness Racing Club, Ballarat Road, Hamilton (10am – 5pm)
  • Port Fairy Community Market, Railway Place, Bank Street, Port Fairy (9am – 1pm)
  • Scottish Country & Old Time Dance, 230 Koroit Street, Warrnambool (8pm)
  • Merri View Gallery, 3 Coramba Ct, Warrnambool (12pm – 4pm)
  • Scope Galleries Exhibition, 38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool (12pm – 5pm)

Sunday 23rdApril

  • Street Art Walk and more, The Artery, 224 Timor Street, Warrnambool (2pm)
  • Do Ya Wanna Dance- Weekend Dance Festival, Lake Pertobe, Pertobe Road, Warrnambool (10am – 4pm)
  • National Historical Machinery Association Rally 2017, Hamilton Harness Racing Club, Ballarat Road, Hamilton (10am – 5pm)
  • Friends of the Botanic Gardens - Free Guided Walks, Botanic Gardens, Warrnambool (2:30pm)
  • Merri View Gallery, 3 Coramba Ct, Warrnambool (12pm – 4pm)
  • Scope Galleries Exhibition, 38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool (12pm – 5pm)
  • Undercover Weekly Market at the Warrnambool Showgrounds (8am – 1pm)

If you or your organisation have any events you would like added to our Community Notice Board email them through to emarket@swcredit.com.au

This information is brought to you by South West Credit, Warrnambool's Home Loan Centre  


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Easter Trading Hours

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South West Credit's trading hours over the Easter period are as follows:

Wednesday 12th April - 9am - 5pm
Thursday 13th April - 9am - 5pm
Friday 14th April - Closed
Saturday 15th April - Closed
Sunday 16th April - Closed
Monday 17th April - Closed
Tuesday 18th April - 9am - 5pm

Please note you can still access your accounts during the holiday period via our Banking App, Mobile Banking Service, Internet Banking Service and Debit Cards.

Please contact us if you would like to set up any of the above products or services on your account.

This information is brought to you by South West Credit, Warrnambool's Home Loan Centre  


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