Take the stress out of buying a home with a free information seminar hosted by the REIV and supported by Bendigo Bank and Parke Lawyers.

The REIV Homebuyers Seminar, being held on Wednesday 19 April, provides attendees with the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of buying a home, direct from industry experts.

Industry professionals from the REIV, leading property firm Parke Lawyers and home lending experts Bendigo Bank will present on how best to enter the housing market at a price you can afford.

Key topics include:

Government assistance for home buyers Learn about the range of Victorian Government initiatives designed to assist you in getting a foothold on the property market. These include recent changes to stamp duty and the First Home Owners Grant as well as equity sharing initiatives and incentives for buying in regional Victoria.

Financing your home There’s more to financing your home than just finding the right loan. We’ll help you better understand the approval process, lenders mortgage insurance and more.

The Contract of Sale The Contract of Sale is the most important document for you to understand when buying a property. Learn about the standard conditions of most contracts, what to look for when presented with a Contract of Sale and the role of conveyancing in the purchasing process.

Understanding price quoting New legislation to improve transparency for buyers and sellers of residential property will come into effect on 1 May, including the provision of an information fact sheet to prospective purchasers. We’ll explain how indicative selling prices will be calculated as well changes to advertised prices.

Latest market insights Get the latest information and data on the Victorian property market in metropolitan and regional areas. You’ll come away with an understanding of affordable growth areas as well as where you can purchase for under $600,000.

Free registration is available at reiv.com.au/homebuyers or call 03 9205 6666.

When: 19 April 2017 6pm-8pm

Where: State Library of Victoria (328 Swanston Street, Melbourne)

Public transport and paid off-street parking are available around the venue.