Experts give free new home ownership workshop

Local real estate dynamo Rose Wanchap is taking the bull by the horns in her quest to assist locals with home ownership.

Not only has she pledged to forgo commission on land sales at Tallowood Ridge so that new home owners receive the payment of around $8,000 instead of herself, she has rallied local professionals and is holding a workshop at the Ewingsdale Hall on August 11th. Entitled “The Great Australian Dream,” the workshop will spell out how new home ownership can be achieved in today’s economic and regulatory climate.

In attendance will be Rose, Gisele Wagner from Northern Rivers Lawyers, Michael Murray from Byron Property Search and other experts in the fields of real estate, finance and government regulation.

“Good things are happening” said Rose. “There is a $15,000 new home grant for first home buyers, stamp duty exemption, new laws allowing granny flats in New South Wales and never before seen real estate product, like the very affordable quality house and land packages at Tallowood Ridge.

“If you combine all these things you can achieve a new home in the Byron shire for under $300,000. There is a leg up of around $30,000 which will not last and by the time you get the key to your front door you will have anything up to $100,000 equity”.

“Regardless of where you buy, if it’s a new home there are never to be repeated offers on the table right now, people just need to get their heads around the complexities of what is on offer”.

Michael Murray will answer questions about home finance and the local property market. “In a difficult lending environment, state and federal governments are supporting construction with stamp duty deductions and increased first home owner grants” he said. “Potential buyers need to be aware of these”.

Long time local Nharyan Feldmann is currently purchasing land with his partner Ayumi at Tallowood Ridge through Rose Wanchap. “We’re fulfilling a twenty year dream of being able to own land and build a home in this area where I grew up and which we love,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for this and the time is right. Prices have finally become realistic and we are just so relieved to get out of the rental market”.

“The Great Australian Dream” workshop will be held at the Ewingsdale Hall, 2:00 – 4:00pm Saturday 11th August. Free of charge. For enquiries contact Rose Wanchap on 6680 9505 or

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