Media Release

Sovereign Pocket helps locals escape the rent trap

01 February 2019

Ipswich locals will be armed with the knowledge they need to escape the rent trap at Sovereign Pocket’s first homebuyer’s workshop on Saturday, 9 February from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The free information session will include a presentation by mortgage experts who will discuss the first home owners grant and low deposit home loan options and the criteria needed to qualify without breaking the bank.

The event is being held in conjunction with Stockland’s Home Sweeter Home Sale, which is making it increasingly easy for first home buyers to get into a new home by offering savings of up to $10,000 on land at all Queensland communities.

There is also help available with the construction process, with up to $25,000 in building bonuses available with a selection of Stockland’s building partners.

David Laner, Queensland General Manager for Residential Communities at Stockland, said this event was a chance for first time buyers to get insider tips on how to escape the rent trap and get into their own home.

“Our Queensland communities have set a benchmark among masterplanned communities with quality homes, popular local parks, sustainable community design and free local events a drawcard for residents,” Mr Laner said.

“We are pleased to continue our investment in our highly liveable communities in 2019 by offering homebuyers even more value for money with the potential of saving up to $35,000 in our Home Sweeter Home Sale.”

The workshop will be held at the Sovereign Pocket Sales and Information Centre on the corner of Sovereign Drive and Wollemi Street at Deebing Heights.

Sovereign Pocket is a family-friendly community with a focus on healthy and active lifestyles and includes an adventure playground, an active equipment trail and a large central park. It will comprise around 730 homes upon completion.

The Home Sweeter Home Sale will run from 14 January to 3 March, with $10,000 off all residential lots and up to $25,000 in building bonuses. For further details, visit