Marshall Burton and Alysha Couzner have won $36,372 in a national ‘Win your mortgage paid for a year’ competition run by their mortgage broker, Aussie Home Loans.
The substantial windfall was a welcome surprise for the Geraldton couple who are first home buyers and have just settled their home loan on their first property.
“When we received the call from our mortgage broker Paul at Aussie Geraldton we just couldn’t believe it. We were pretty stoked. It’s life changing for us considering we just bought our first property,” Mr Burton said.
“We’ve bought a renovator in Sunset Beach, so we’re going to use the money for that. It couldn’t have come at a better time. We can’t thank Paul and Aussie enough,” he added.
Franchisee of Aussie Geraldton, Paul Morphew, was thrilled to learn his customers had won the big prize.
“When I found out Marshall and Alysha had won the national competition I couldn’t believe it. I knew they would be shocked. Their home loan on their first property has literally just settled, so this was a very nice surprise for them as first home buyers,” Mr Morphew said.
“Being a mortgage broker is fantastic because you get to help people buy their homes, especially first home buyers because it’s such a huge milestone and achievement. With Marshall and Alysha I’ve been able to go one step further with this boost to their finances. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving couple,” he added.
The prize of $36,372 is the equivalent of the average yearly mortgage repayment in Sydney. The ‘Win your mortgage paid for a year’ competition ran over two months around the country, with customers who have an appointment with an Aussie Broker given an entry into the draw. Over 14,000 entries were received during the competition period.
Mr Morphew will be presenting the cheque to Marshall and Alysha on Thursday 9 November at 9:30am in the Aussie Geraldton store.