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We're new home loan and mortgage experts, for your own home or investment property.
Whether you're buying or refinancing, we can help.
We search across more than 35 lenders, to help you find and secure the best home loan or mortgage for your home or investment property.
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Now that Australian interest rates seem close to their peak in late 2023, property owners are highly motivated to get the best mortgage or home loan for their needs. Many Australians are seeking refinances for better terms, including an improved interest rate.
Why do the hard work on your own? We're here to help. We're mortgage and home loan experts. We'll review more than 35 Lenders with hundreds of loan offers before showing you a short list of the loans most suited to your needs. You select the loan, we'll create and submit the application and work with the Lender for you, right through to settlement. We then stay in touch through the life of your loan, ensuring it's always meeting your needs.
I'm Marvin Coleman. I've been a Mortgage Broker in Oakleigh for almost 20 years. I am also a Chartered Accountant, having worked in finance for over 30 years.
We're thrilled to have been awarded Victoria's Best Residential Broker 2021 AND Best Broker 2021. http://bit.ly/OakleighBestBroker21
Interested in refinancing because you're worried about high interest rates? We can help find and secure the right home loan or mortgage for you, whatever your needs. In particular, we help you find and secure your new home loan, investment property mortgage or refinance your existing loans. We do all the paperwork and lender chasing.
Our services are free to you (the Lender pays our fee - and it's the same regardless of Lender, so that doesn't influence my recommendation to you.)
From our office in Oakleigh (with a lot of help from Zoom!) we help our clients, who live in Oakleigh, Carnegie, East Malvern and Ashburton.
We also have clients right across Melbourne, also in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and even mortgage for ex-pat Australians living overseas.
If you are looking for professional and experienced Mortgage Brokers to assist with your mortgages and home loans, we can help you.
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How can we help you?
We can help you find and secure almost any type of home loan, investment property loan or mortgage. Our services include
- Refinancing and Interest Rate reviews are a popular request - you already have a mortgage but aren't sure if you're on the best terms including interest rate; Book a 15 min Zoom and we'll soon find out.
First Home Buyer guidance - as well as a mortgage, you may want some practical guidance on the buying process, referrals to other professionals (eg a conveyancer) and advice on how to achieve your property goals (eg first home buyer grants, security guarantors)
"Forever Home" buyer guidance - you already have a home but want to move up in size or location, so need to review your mortgage and buying power
Property Investment support - you might need overall mortgage strategy help, considering the equity in your own home to access a mortgage for property investing
Commercial property mortgages, often bought with an SMSF mortgage
an Aussie expat, needing a mortgage for buying property in Australia
other loans, eg car loan
If you'd like to do some homework first, look at my Calculators page to get an idea of what repayments you can afford.
If you're ready to chat through the basic options, Book a Zoom or Call with me, at a time that suits you.
Our typical client
Whilst our typical clients are medium to high income earners with middle management roles, we help first home buyers, second home buyers, refinancers and property investors.
Whoever you are, it's likely you are time poor and need a professional you can trust to give you great advice and to get the job done - with a minimum of effort on your behalf.
While most of our clients live in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs, we have clients living all around Australia, as well as overseas. If you need a mortgage on a property in Australia, we can help.
"I have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Marvin Coleman. He makes things happen." John L, St Kilda
Why choose us?
We're experienced. I've been a Mortgage Broker for over 20 years and a Chartered Accountant for 30 years. I have an excellent, can-do team supporting me.
We get it done. I will find the best mortgage or home loan for you, whatever your needs and circumstances. See my 300+ happy client Google, Facebook and LinkedIn reviews.
We make it very easy for you. My team does all the paperwork, lender chasing and problem solving (and there's a lot of that to do!).
Our service is free to you. The Lender pays our fee; we get the same fee for all Lenders, so there's no financial bias.
You're in good hands. Our business values are Integrity, Energy and Outstanding Service.
So, let's get started.
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I am based in Oakleigh, in Melbourne's South Eastern suburbs. My office location helps me serve areas such as Oakleigh, Ashburton, Chadstone, East Malvern, Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Burwood and Hughesdale.
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Home Buyer Concession Scheme
From 1 July 2019, the FHOG ACT has been replaced with exemptions on stamp duty. The stamp duty exemption is applicable to all properties in ACT, including vacant residential land and both new and established homes at any price. As this is still to aid first home buyers, to be eligible at least one buyer must live in the home for at least 12 months, starting within 12 months of settlement or completion of construction.
To be eligible, first homeowners in the ACT must have a household income below $160,000. This number increases up to $176,650 depending on the number of children you may have.
Stamp duty concessions in NSW
From 1 August 2020, the NSW government has announced that stamp duty will not be applicable to first home buyers for properties valued up to $800,000 and vacant land valued up to $400,000. This stamp duty exemption will be in place for 12 months to 31 July 2021, in which the stamp duty exemptions will revert back to $650,000 for homes and $350,000 for land.
Additionally, a concessional rate of duty will apply to homes valued more than $800,000 but less than $1,000,000 and vacant blocks of land valued more than $400,000 and less than $500,000
How much is the First Home Owners Grant NSW?
The FHOG in NSW is worth $10,000 however conditions apply. To be eligible, your first home must have a total value below $600,000, and be either newly constructed or ‘substantially renovated’. A home is substantially renovated when most or all of the original house was removed or replaced, and it’s the first time the place has been sold, and lived in, after the renovations were completed.
If you plan to build a new home from scratch, you can still be eligible for the FHOG in NSW as long as your land plus the home you build have a combined value of less than $750,000.
How much is the First Home Owners Grant in the NT?
The First Home Owner Grant in NT is $10,000. Your income and the price of your home don’t affect the FHOG NT, and the grant is available if you buy or build a new house, apartment, duplex or townhouse.
As of 30 June 2021, there are currently no stamp duty concessions for first home buyers in NT.
Previously the Territory’s First Home Owner Discount was in place from 8 February 2019 to 30 June 2021. It let you save up to a maximum of $18,601 on the cost of stamp duty. The savings were available whether you purchased a new or established home as long as the home was valued under $650,000.
How much is the First Home Owners Grant QLD?
As a first home buyer in Queensland you could be entitled to the $30,000 First Home Owner Grant. To be eligible, you need to buy a brand new home or build a home from scratch with the total value (including the land) below $750,000. You may also be eligible if you buy off the plan or an established home that’s been substantially renovated.
As a guide, substantial renovations include replacing or altering foundations or replacing or altering floors. Cosmetic work such as painting the walls or sanding floors doesn’t add up to a substantial renovation when it comes to the FHOG in QLD.
Stamp duty concessions
If you’re buying vacant land to build your first home, you pay zero stamp duty as long as you pay $250,000 or less for your block. Concessions are available for vacant land valued above $250,000 and up to $400,000. Whereas if your first home is valued up to $500,000, you pay zero stamp duty. That’s a saving of $7,175 which is the maximum stamp duty rebate available to first home buyers in QLD.
Additionally, savings on stamp duty may still be available if you pay between $500,000 and $550,000 for your first home. As a guide, if your first home is worth $530,000, you pay stamp duty of $6,300 a saving of $3,500. These savings cut out altogether if your first home costs $550,000 or more.
How much is the First Home Owners Grant SA?
There are currently no specific stamp duty concessions available for first home buyers in SA.
The $15,000 FHOG in South Australia is only available to first home owners who buy a new home. You can choose from a house, apartment, townhouse or villa.
You will only be able to claim the FHOG SA if you pay below the following amounts for your home:
Before 14 June 2023: $575,000
After 15 June 2023: $650,000
You can also claim the First Home Owner Grant in South Australia when you buy a block of vacant land to build your first home on. However, the end value of your building plus land must be no more than $575,000.
Stamp duty concessions in TAS
If you buy an established home, you are not eligible for the FHOG in Tasmania but you may be able to claim savings on stamp duty. If you’re home is valued at
$400,000 or less, you will receive a 50% discount on the property transfer duty (stamp duty).
How much is the First Home Owners Grant TAS?
The FHOG Tasmania is worth $30,000 until 30 June 2022 but only when you buy or build a new home. Off the plan purchases are also eligible. In Tasmania, there is no limit on the purchase price of the property, and the FHOG is not means tested.
Stamp duty concessions in VIC
First home owners in Victoria don’t pay stamp duty at all on their first home as long as the property is valued below $600,000. You may still be eligible for savings on stamp duty if you pay between $600,000 and $750,000 for your first home. The stamp duty concessions available in Victoria apply to both established and new homes.
How much is the First Home Owners Grant VIC?
The FHOG Victoria is only available if you buy a newly built home or if you choose to build a home from scratch. The FHOG is worth $10,000 if you build/buy in Victoria.
Your first home can be a house, townhouse, apartment, or unit but it must be valued at $750,000 or less, and it must be a new home – being sold as a home for the first time, and less than five years old.
Stamp duty concessions in WA
If you buy vacant land to build your first home, you’re exempt from paying stamp duty as long as you don’t pay more than $300,000. If you pay between $300,000 and $400,000 you will be entitled to a reduced rate of duty.
If you buy a home costing up to $430,000, no stamp duty is payable at all. If the value of your home is between $430,000 and $530,000, you’ll be entitled to a reduced rate of stamp duty. There are no additional concessions for homes valued above $530,000 and land valued above $400,000.
How much is the First Home Owners Grant WA?
The FHOG WA is worth $10,000 when you buy or build a brand new home. There are limits on what you can pay for your first home to be eligible for the FHOG in Western Australia.
If you’re located south of the 26th parallel, which basically covers all the Perth metropolitan area, you can claim the FHOG WA if your new home is worth up to $750,000 – this includes the value of the land plus buildings.
If you buy or build a home north of the 26th parallel, the property must be valued up to or below $1 million to be eligible for the FHOG WA.
The First Home Owner Grant in Western Australia is no longer available if you buy an established home however you may be able to claim stamp duty savings.
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