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First home buyer grant used as deposit

first_imgDavid Dyball used his first home buyer’s grant as the deposit for his new house.DAVID Dyball had dreamed of being a homeowner for as long as he could remember but there was one word stopping him: Deposit. The Maryborough man, 28, has purchased a home without a deposit in Aldershot The Fraser Coast Chronicle reports.And he is sharing how he did it.His trick was turning his $20,000 First Home Owners Grant into the deposit for the land.“It all started when I picked up a paper and saw prices for house plans listed,” he said.Once Mr Dyball realised the weekly payment on the plans was less than he was paying as rent, he started thinking outside the box as to how he could get himself onto a plan. “So I contacted a few builders, explained my situation, and had two come back saying they work closely with finance companies that do no-deposit deals.”He said negotiating a deal came down to communication and finding people that would listen to his idea.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoOver the next few months, Mr Dyball looked at blocks of lands and found the piece he wanted in Aldershot.“My plan was simple,” he said.“The process was to find a house plan that suited my budget and then to find land to build it on.“I spent a lot of time watching land prices to find one at a cheap price.“The only luck in the process was the fact that the Government was offering grants.”His new home is planned for completion in May.“It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms,” he said.“It was all done for less than $200k; it cost $196k to be exact.“If you want to save money you have to get out there and put the work in.”last_img read more

10 sachets of ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgBACOLOD City – Ten sachets of suspectedshabu valued at around P7,500 were seized in a buy-bust operation in BarangayPoblacion, Toboso, Negros Occidental. Detained in the lockup cell of theToboso municipal police station, he is facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The 22-year-old Marlo Mandahuyan yieldedthe suspected illegal drugs, police said.center_img Mandahuyan – resident of BarangaySalamanca, Toboso – was nabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to anundercover cop for P200 around 10:50 a.m. on March 20, the police added.last_img read more

Syracuse seniors run impressive times, underclassmen continue to grow

first_imgThe Syracuse track and field team finished its pre-conference schedule this past weekend. Most of the team traveled to Cornell for the Cornell Marc Deneault Invitational, while the women’s distance medley relay competed at Notre Dame in the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational.SU seniors dominated competition Saturday, as Jaquan Holland, Donald Pollitt and Michelle Riley were all able to win their respective races. Holland took first in the 200-meter dash, finishing in just 21.68 seconds. Pollitt took gold in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.76 seconds. And Riley ran a time of 2:14.78 to win the 800-meter run.While the seniors were able to take gold, SU’s underclassmen continued to prosper. Seven of the eight runners who set personal records over the weekend were either a freshman or sophomore.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman David Stankiewicz set a new personal record in the 800-meter run, finishing with a time of 2:01.18 to take 13th place. Fellow freshman Nick Ryan came just shy of taking gold, but still finished with his best time to take second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:30.21.Sophomore Shaina Harrison, junior Sabrina Cammock and freshmen Sierra Vaden and Regine Hunter all set new personal records in the 60-meter dash.Harrison finished just five hundredths of a second short of the school record with a time of 7.37 seconds to take second place in the competition. Cammock finished right behind her to take third with a time of 7.55, Vaden finished in fifth at 7.80 and Hunter came in sixth at 7.81.Sophomore Bridget Twomey set her new personal best in the mile, coming in eighth with a time of 5:17.36. Sophomores Fiona Hendry and Rebecca Skodis both finished with their best times in the 3,000-meter run, running a 10:11.15 and 10:17.17, respectively.At Notre Dame, the women’s distance medley relay, consisting of sophomores Rebecca Robinson and Margo Malone, freshman Sydney Leiher and senior Margo Malone, finished in third place with a time of 11:14.06.The track and field team will travel to Clemson for the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championship this weekend, which begins on Thursday. compiled by Ari Gilberg, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Published on February 24, 2014 at 12:55 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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