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How to Guides

Get step-by-step guidance on buying your first home and where Mirvac can help.

Buying your first home can seem daunting. It's likely to be one of the biggest purchases that you make in your life. This is why we have prepared key things you need to know to help you get your foot on the property ladder and get into your first home. 

We will share our tips on how best to prepare yourself and your finances for this purchase, with current information on everything from how to secure a mortgage to tips for saving for a home deposit.


Our how to guides are a curation of advice to help you on the path towards home ownership. We spoke to first home buyers across Australia about the challenges they faced and the questions they needed answers to when buying their first home.

If you’re asking yourself, What should I do before buying my first home? Or, What does off the plan mean? Find the answers to these questions and more in this First Home Buyer Hub. Our team of experts have brought together a wealth of practical first home buyer advice.

Our hub features step-by-step guides, information about buying power and pathways to success. The Mirvac team are here to guide you through the process from contract signing, through to the settlement of your first home, the post settlement rectification period and beyond.


Buying off the plan generally involves an extended period between contract exchange and settlement. This gives purchasers the added advantage of having time to get financial affairs in order before settlement takes place. Additionally, first home buyers may be exempt from paying any stamp duty fees.

Many purchasers who intend on living in their new home can be daunted by the prospect of buying it off the plan. While it can be harder to visualise what the end product will look like, Mirvac endeavours to instill confidence in our customers.

Mirvac offers detailed off the plan contracts and full disclosure statements. This protects customers by clearly stating what is being purchased and what is included. This forms the basic expectation of what Mirvac will deliver to you, our customer.

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