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HomeBuilder grant explained: what you need to know

HomeBuilder grant explained: what you need to know

By Carly Nichols

The Australian government has announced the HomeBuilder grant, aimed at boosting the renovation and house construction industry.

The HomeBuilder scheme includes cash grants of $25,000 paid directly to eligible owner-occupiers to build new homes or substantially renovate existing homes.

Who is eligible?

To access the scheme your customer’s must:

  • Apply as an individual (not a company or trust) and be an Australian citizen over 18 years of age
  • Be an individual earning under $125,000 or a couple earning under $200,000
  • Enter into building contracts between 4 June - 31 December 2020 and have work commence within 3 months of the contract date
  • Be building a new home as a principal place of residence, valued up to $750,000 (including land)
  • Be substantially renovating their primary residence, with renovations valued between $150,000 - $750,000. The home must be valued under $1.5 million prior to renovations
  • Have their work undertaken by a licenced building contractor who is not related to the property owner

Renovations must improve the accessibility, safety or liveability of their home and cannot be used for the following:

  • Swimming pools, outdoor spas and saunas
  • Detached sheds or garages

How Brighte can help

While the $4 billion HomeBuilder grant only covers projects over $150,000, what about your jobs under this threshold? Brighte is here to support your customers for all jobs between $1,000 - $30,000.

In a recent survey conducted by Brighte with 1,114 Aussie homeowners, 83% are now planning a new renovation on their homes with:

  • 17% planning for outdoor landscaping
  • 16% opting in for kitchen renovations
  • 15% opting for bathroom upgrades
  • 12% planning for a patio or pergola
  • 10% planning for solar battery additions

What’s next?

Reach out to your existing Brighte customers, and be sure you're listed on the Brighte Marketplace, allowing your customers to find you via your location and services offered. They can then request a quote or call you directly.

Not signed up to offer Brighte to your customers?

Find out more about how Brighte can help your business or apply to be a Brighte accredited vendor now

For more information visit the HomeBuilder Treasury website

The information provided in this article is general in nature.

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