We regularly update this section with the most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Since each Nightingale project is different, prices depend on location, projected cost of construction, number of bedrooms, orientation and elevation. More information on our Pricing page.
Contracts of sale are binding legal documents. However, in cases of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances which mean you are unable to purchase your apartment, we would work with you with the aim of finding a new purchaser for the apartment, so that the deposit can be refunded.
It is important to note that Nightingale can’t guarantee the return of your deposit. Any legal and administrative costs incurred as a result of reallocating the apartment may be deducted from the deposit.
Nightingale apartments are sold at cost. Up to 20% of apartments per building are reserved for community housing providers, who are able to provide affordable rental accommodation to vulnerable members of the community through the use of government subsidies.
It is important to note that although Nightingale creates liveable, sustainable homes while keeping costs as low as possible, homes prices will still reflect the costs of the land, labour and materials necessary for each project. We currently do not receive government or charitable funding, and we are not a provider of public, social, community or affordable housing (learn more about these terms here).
In determining whether you can afford a Nightingale apartment, you need to consider whether you will be able to save the deposit required and whether you will be able to afford the mortgage repayments. If you are unsure, we recommend you speak with a registered financial adviser.
OC fees are determined close to construction completion, after the appointment of an Owners Corporation Manager. Although it is difficult to indicate likely OC fees ahead of that time, as a reference: Nightingale Anstey (completed 2022 in Brunswick) OC fees range from $3000 - $6500 per annum depending on lot liability (size of apartment).
While higher than some other developments, this fee covers many things that make Nightingale unique, as well as capturing some items that would ordinarily be paid separately, including:
Your OC fees cover:
Your OC fees do not cover:
Councils use property values as the basis for distributing the rating burden across the municipality. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to predict the exact rates early in a new project, but the contract of sale will usually include current rates (or estimates).
The stamp duty payable depends on your personal circumstances. Please seek advice from your conveyancer or a qualified adviser. You can also find information about stamp duty through the State Revenue Office.
Please refer to the State Revenue Office of Victoria for detailed information on first home buyer incentives.
We are not allowed to provide financial advice. We recommend speaking to your bank, an independent financial advisor and/or a mortgage broker to get the advice that best suits your circumstances.
We are not currently taking part in any shared equity schemes.