Tag: rent vs buy

Budget expands deposit scheme: a second-best option, with risks down the road

With housing affordability set to be a key election issue, the 2022 federal budget expands the scheme to help first home buyers.

2022-23 Budget to boost homeownership

The federal government will extend homeowner schemes as part of the 2022-23 budget, due for release tomorrow (29 March).

What is conveyancing, and do I need it?

Found your dream home within budget? It’s time to find a conveyancer to help you navigate the settlement process. Here’s what you need to know about this stage of the home buying journey.

More first home buyers are considering online lenders. Here’s why

Looking for a home loan? A bank might be your first thought, but it's not the only option. In fact, online lenders are a great way to find a home loan with low rates.

The 5-step plan to buying a home with your partner

Are you ready to take the next step in your relationship and buy your first home with your partner? Use these tips to get started.
Supercharge your home deposit while you rent

Supercharge your home deposit while you rent

Saving money takes time. But if putting enough away for a home deposit is your goal, we know a few tricks to get you there sooner.

What’s wrong with Australian mortgages? They’re fixed for shareholders, not homeowners

If you’re paying off a mortgage – or aspiring to – imagine if you didn’t have to worry so much about rising interest rates.

What it costs upfront to buy a home

It’s not just the deposit you’ll need to cover when you buy a home. There’s a bunch of other fees and charges.

Are apartments a good investment?

Not so long ago there was a belief that it was better to invest in a house or duplex rather than an apartment.

10 ways to build a deposit that don’t involve the bank of mum and...

Buying a home can feel unachievable when you're just getting started. So how can you save enough money to cover a deposit?