Developers dish out thousands of dollars in gifts to secure the deal

first_imgSavvy house and land buyers are saving thousands with incentive gifts being offered by big developers.SAVVY house and land buyers are saving thousands of dollars on their homes, taking advantage of dollar incentives that big developers are throwing their way.Big name developers such as AVID Property Group, Stockland and builders like Clarendon Homes are tapping into the market offering thousands of dollars in extra incentives for those willing to seal the deal.From gift cards, to monthly giveaways or furniture packages, AVID Property Group general manager Bruce Harper said savvy buyers were taking advantage of the deals and coming out on top.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“We understand breaking into the housing market can be challenging and the difference these types of incentives make to buyers looking for affordable homes that still meet their needs,” Mr Harper said.AVID Property Group is offering buyers at their Brentwood Forest estate in Bellbird Park a $5,000 Visa gift card when purchasing blocks of land or freehold house and land packages from its Temp Living range, while Stockland is giving away a $10,000 Visa gift card to buyers who purchase a SoLa townhome in their North Lakes development.Mr Harper said the developer had chosen to give away gift cards because it allowed buyers to spend the money how they chose.“Combined with the fact Ipswich is a booming region, incentives like this provide an additional leg up for buyers wanting to break into the market,” he said.Clarendon Homes are using a different technique running with a 21 Summers officer, with heavily discounted airconditioning, floors, exterior packs and upgrades for just $21 saving buyers thousands of dollars in extras.Combine the developers incentives with the first homebuyer grant of $20,000 and those new to the housing market can be laughing all the way to their new front door.last_img read more

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AAG Awards Ceremony set for Saturday

first_imgCOMING as no surprise, Upper Demerara’s Daniel Williams and Chantoba Bright, along with Christianburg’s Compton Caesar, and US-based athletes Winston George and Troy Doris are among some of the names nominated for awards at the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Umana Yana, come Saturday.The award ceremony will feature six categories – male and female youth, junior and senior athletes based on their performances at local, regional and international meets throughout last year.Williams who has been dominating headlines throughout 2017, should have no problem renewing his last year’s Youth Male Athlete-of-the-Year award.Williams is pitted against jumper Inter-Guiana Games gold medallist Tortque Boyce and South American Youth Games 100m silver medallist Jermaine King. However with his World Youth 400m silver medal, Williams still has the edge over the other two.For his historic Boys’ Under-20 100m win at the CARIFTA Games last year, Caesar leads the list of nominees in the Junior Male category, which he was also awarded last year. Also in the category are CARIFTA Games silver medallist Anfernee Headecker and Samuel Lynch.2016 Senior Male Athlete-of-the-Year, Winston George is also a returning candidate. He comes up against Troy Doris, men’s javelin record-holder Leslain Baird and distance runner Cleveland Forde.The Senior Female Athlete-of-the-Year category is being contested by Penn Relays silver medallist Natrena Hooper, Police’s Alita Moore and Tenisha Cort.Junior Female category has four nominees, namely Joanna Archer, Toyan Raymond, Natricia Hooper and Onasha Rogers.The Youth Female might just be the only closely contested race. Chantoba Bright heads the Youth Female list, which includes South American Youth Games silver medallist Kenisha Phillips, CARIFTA Games gold medallist Claudrice McKoy and South American Youth Games gold medallist, Deshanna Skeete.last_img read more

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