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BUYING OFF-THE-PLAN?

Looking to buy a property off-the-plan? If you are, Deposit Bonds can save you money when securing off-the-plan purchases.
Buying off-the-plan is a popular move for those wanting to purchase a property in Australia, especially first timers. But what many purchasers don’t realise is that using a deposit bond to secure your off-the-plan purchase, rather than borrowing money or using your hard-earned cash from your offset account, has potentially big money-saving benefits.
Typically, the developer will ask for a 10% deposit to secure your off-the-plan property. This is usually held in a legislated trust account and invested until settlement. Then, you pay the balance on completion of the property. Depending on where you buy, this could be anywhere up to five years.
By using a deposit bond in place of a cash deposit, you can make the most of your savings and relieve financial pressure elsewhere.
You could be:
If this sounds like you, a deposit bond could be what you need to secure your new property.

APPLY FOR A DEPOSIT Bond

Simply click the 'Get Started' button to complete the quick Concierge form. Here’s what you can expect:
What does it cost?
A deposit bond is set to expire no earlier than the sunset clause date on your contract of sale. Use our online fee calculator to get a quote, enter the term and the deposit bond amount needed.
Refund policy for off-the-plan:
Under Deposit Assure’s new policy, buyers will be eligible for a pro rata refund of their premium, where your purchase settles more than 6 months before the expiry date of the deposit bond, up to a maximum value of 18 months. To claim the refund, we must receive (a) written proof of the actual settlement; (b) the ‘original’ Deposit Bond; and (c) notice of your intent to apply for a refund within 45 days of the Settlement Date.
Do you have approval from the vendor or developer? (Important)

Firstly before you apply for your deposit bond, we strongly recommend that you seek approval from the real estate agent, vendor or developer before you lodge and apply for a deposit bond. Important: Many developers for off-the-plan purchases only accept deposit bonds backed by QBE insurance, Deposit Assure bonds are underwritten and backed by QBE. Because QBE is an ‘A+ Stable’ credit rated company, Deposit Assure can provide certainty to developers, vendors, purchasers, legal representatives and real estate agents, that our bonds will be honoured.

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