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Is changing my contract to get FHOG increase a crime?

by Chris Lang on October 27, 2008
Is changing my contract to get FHOG increase a crime?

In one word – YES.

If you have missed on the new increased FHOG (First Home Owners Grant) because your contract was dated a couple of days before they announced the boosted FHOG, it sure is annoying. It may also seem perfectly natural to just change the date on the contract and collect the extra money.

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Making an offer on a house: Contract Note explained

by Chris Lang on September 16, 2008
Making an offer on a house: Contract Note explained

To make an offer on a house in most cases people use a document called the Contract note (in Victoria). It looks pretty simple and only has 2 pages but defines every aspect of your purchase – which is why you would want to understand it completely.

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What exactly happens on settlement date

by Chris Lang on August 31, 2008
What exactly happens on settlement date

There are two important dates in the house buying process: the contract date and the settlement date. Contract date is the date when the vendor have signed a contract of sale or a contract note. In most contracts the house price is split in 2 parts, first the buyer pays the deposit (5 – 10 percent of the house price) and the remaining amount is paid on the settlement date.

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