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Marland and Riley launch new mentoring program

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland — Marland and Riley today announced a new mentoring program to help new home builders and buyers apply for extended Australian government grants and journey them through all the stages of building their new home. The program hopes to reduce the burden and stress for those new to the property market and give winning applicants a boost into their future property portfolio. “We are looking to raise new property investors,” said Chris Marland, Marland and Riley CO-CEO. “It’s hard for people new to the game. There’s a lot of hidden nasties to look out for. Paul and I want to give back to our community and help new owners avoid financial hardships in the future.”

Last December, the Australian Government announced they would be extending several grants for new homeowners and builders until March 2021. “These Grants can save people thousands,” explains Paul Riley. “Often or not people aren’t aware of all the grants available to them”.

The First home buyer mentor program is open to anyone wanting or considering applying to for these extended government grants or just someone only looking at building their dream home. 

Mentoring will help applicants for free with Eligibility, Finance and Grant approval, Find a House and land package, Legalities, Keeping your building project on track, Settlement and Budgeting and Mortgage reduction strategies.

Mentoring applications are open now and available from this link.

For more information on the grants available, please read our grants page.


First Home Buyers: What We Do For You – Step By Step

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We have one the best financial brokers in Australia determine if you are in the financial position to purchase a home. Using our extensive network and connections, we provide you with the best house and land package to suit your circumstances, maximising your financial capabilities while keeping your personal preferences in mind. 

Great long-term connections with our builders ensure a smooth building process and excellent communication throughout the build. Utilising our long-term experience and unique industry tools, we’ll provide you with an optimised plan on how to pay off your mortgage quickly. We tend to foster long term relationships with our clients, offering free yearly reviews so you can keep maximising your financial situation.

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Step 1.

First things first – are you in a financial position to buy a property? We use state of the art financial programs to determine exactly where you sit financially and what your possibilities are. Once these fundamentals are established, we answer any questions you may have and address any concerns.

We then complete a Fact Find which we forward onto our finance specialist who will determine whether the lenders/banks are prepared to approve a loan.  Simple, straightforward and effective.

Step 2.

Once our finance specialists have completed their analysis of your specific situation, we are ready for step 2: Your individualised Strategic Plan.

At this important meeting, we will present your Strategic Plan with specific house and land packages within your budget. The plan will both draw on the financial analysis and our detailed knowledge of the region, the planning scheme, projected developments and long-term connections within the industry.

And our care doesn’t stop there. Your plan also details how you can pay off your mortgage well within thirty years (many of our clients are paying off their mortgage in 5 – 15 years). We pride ourselves on our long-term vision and overall care of our clients, leading you all the way. 

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Step 3.

We have established the fundamentals, ticked off all the boxes in your financials and answered all your questions. You feel fully confident in your plan and we are ready for the exciting part: Purchasing your property. 

We will guide you through the following steps together with our expert partners:

  • An expression of interest (EOI) is signed by you for the specific property you have chosen and a deposit of $1000 is paid. The deposit is 100% refundable under all circumstances. 
  • A contract of sale is drawn up and signed subject to finance. 
  • Finance is approved and the contract goes unconditional.
  • The land is purchased first and a builder’s deposit is paid.
  • The builder will liaise with you and us on the progress of the build and any payments required.
  • Once building work is finished, we help arrange the last payment and congratulations! Here are your keys!

Buying your first home is an exciting step, but we recognise that you might have concerns along the way. At Marland and Riley, you are never alone. We help you at every step, drawing on our network of industry specialists, liaising with the Finance Specialist (Broker), the builder, and the conveyancer/solicitor.

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Holding the keys to your first home is an exhilarating moment. Congratulations on your first step towards long-term financial independence.

We will call you after 12 months to see how you are progressing with your plan and to establish any new potential in your investment capabilities.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Marland and Riley is not a licensed provider of credit, financial planning advice, tax advice or investment planning advice nor does it  hold itself up to be a specialist in any of these areas. Any comments made above outside of property commentaries are of a general nature only and should not be used as any form of specific advice that might influence your decision to act in any way. Any such decisions should only be made with advice from a licensed credit provider or appropriately licensed financial adviser or tax accountant.
Property Investment in Mango Hill

Why you should Invest In Mango Hill

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Mango Hill lies in the rapidly-expanding Northern Growth Corridor of South East Queensland, in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, the Moreton Bay region. Mango Hill is also a 15 minutes’ drive from Sutton Beach in Redcliffe, which was ranked in the top ten list of Queensland Beaches in 2015. 

Mango Hill is set for enormous growth over the next 5 and 10 years, the population of the Mango Hill and North Lakes area is expected to increase by 4.54% per year and 4.11% per year, respectively compared to Queensland, which has a 5-year annual growth rate of 1.59% and a 10-year annual growth rate of 1.68%, the area is growing twice as fast and is set to contain over 46,000 people by 2036.

As well as being one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, Moreton Bay is also the fourth largest growing area in Queensland. By 2036, the Moreton Bay region’s population is expected to reach 620,000 people. Such a massive, future population requires the support of new dwellings and jobs. Forecasts suggest 91,000 new dwellings will be provided to residents of the Moreton Bay region between 2011 and 2036. 

Mango Hill area residents to 2026, will benefit from an estimated 5,000 new jobs, triggered by the 60% to 120% employment growth projected for the area.


  • St Benedict’s Kindergarten (1.5km)
  • Goodstart Early Learning North Lakes (2km)
  • Mango Hill State School (1.5km)
  • St Benedict’s College (1km)
  • The Lakes College (2.5km)
  • North Lakes State College (2km)
  • Future USC Campus at Petrie Mill (4km)
  • TAFE Redcliffe (9.6km)

Sports and Recreation

  • North Lakes Golf Course & Club (4km)
  • North Lakes Aquatic Centre (2.5km) Playsports and Fitness Indoor Sports Centre (4km)
  • Lots of Gyms Nearby
  • Lots of Parks Nearby
  • Redcliffe Area
  • Moreton Islland

Shopping and Dining

  • Westfield North Lakes (3.5km)
  • IKEA (3.5km)
  • Costco (3.5km)
  • Hilltop Shopping Centre (5km)
  • Murrumba Downs Shopping Centre (6.5km)
  • Kallangur Fair (5km)
  • Rothwell Central (4km)

Health and Wellbeing

  • Bartchall Medical (1.5km)
  • Best Life Medical Centre (2.5km)
  • North Lakes Dental Centre (2.5km)
  • Smiles Dental Care (2km)
  • Redcliffe Hospital (9km)
  • Pine Rivers Private Hospital (13km)

Location and Transport

  • Mango Hill East Train Station (1.5km) 
  • Mango Hill Train Station (1.5km) 
  • Bus Stops within walking distance
  • M1 Pacific Motorway (connection to Brisbane and North) (2.5km)
  • Brisbane (30km)