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First Home Buyer Case Study - Leachelle Hawkswood

Thursday, November 23, 2017


- Buy a block of land on which to build dream home
- Stop paying rent
- Assisted in strengthening credit file and black mark removal
- Assisted in obtaining a successful finance application
- Assisted is negotiating a better deal on a superior block of land.
Leachelle’s now looking forward to being in her new home next year, and not spending any more money on rent!
“We found a block of land we liked at Providence, Ripley and put down a $1,000 deposit then began looking for finance. After three months working with three different brokers with no positive results we were devastated and just about to give up.
“Then, by sheer luck we saw CIGA's First Home Buyer Assist ad on Facebook. We were cautious - after all, it was an ad on Facebook - but right from the beginning CIGA did a really awesome job and have looked after us so well all the way.
“Firstly they discovered I had a black mark on my VEDA credit file and then went to work on removing it. I still can't believe that the two previous brokers didn't even get the stage of knowing our file properly after months of work.
“When the land developer was pressuring us to go unconditional before we had our finances fully approved, Sue from CIGA stepped in. After negotiating on our behalf we actually switched to what ended up being a much better block in a superior, elevated position.
“It has been so comforting that when something pops up, no matter what it relates to, I can call or email the team at CIGA and get an immediate response.
“This Christmas, we were due to re-sign our lease for the 10th year running. We worked out we have paid over $200,000 in rent over that period.
“However, thanks to the team at CIGA we’re now looking forward to being in our own home. We’re so excited, we’re half packed already and have a new TV on lay buy!
“I can honestly say that if not for CIGA we wouldn't have made it, so my advice for anyone feeling the same way is to get in contact with CIGA because I know they will go the extra mile to help you.
“Thanks to the team at CIGA, you’re awesome!”