Revealed: The Melbourne postcode where buyers will do anything for their first home

Porter Davis recently ran a competition to help one lucky Victorian win a $170,000 deposit for their first home. Over 15,000 people entered the competition, with the most entries coming from people from the 3030 postcode, which covers Cocoroc, Derrimut, Point Cook, Quandong, Werribee and Werribee South.

While 3030 was the most popular postcode amongst would-be winners, Melburnians hoping for financial support on their quest to first home ownership were spread across a whopping 372 postcodes.

The competition, called the ‘Rich Parents you never had’, has enabled one of the lucky entrants from that very postcode with the chance of building her own home.

She is Sophie Lemafa, a 30-year-old teacher’s aide who is currently renting in Saltwater Coast with her partner, two children aged two and ten and their elderly parents.

Other locations with a high number of potential first home buyers include developing areas 3029 (Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit and Truganina), 3977 (Cranbourne area), 3064 (Craigieburn area) and 3217 (Armstrong Creek, Charlemont, Freshwater Creek and Mount Duneed).

Sophie and her family been dreaming of building a home for years and without winning the Porter Davis Rich Parents competition, would have struggled to put together the deposit required.

Shaun Patterson, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Porter Davis said: “The reality of owning a home is becoming more and more distant for many potential first home buyers.

“We’re thrilled to be able to make Sophie’s dream come true and hope that we can continue to support Melburnians in their efforts to make their home ownership dreams a reality.”

“With our “Rich Parents you never had” competition Porter Davis is raising awareness of the struggles of first home buyers in Victoria and beyond. The huge response to the competition clearly demonstrates that home ownership is a distant dream for thousands of Victorians and that’s a problem that needs addressing urgently.”

Porter Davis is offering Smart Living house and land packages of innovatively designed single and double-storey homes with lots of land, developed for first home buyers on a budget.

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