Houses versus apartments versus townhouses: What type of property should you buy?

Do you dream of a house on a mythical quarter-acre block complete with a Hills Hoist? Maybe you’re keen on the cosmopolitan lifestyle with bars, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. Or perhaps you just like the idea of having a gym and a pool in the building while being on top of the busway and right next to Aldi.

How I lost 30kg while saving for and buying a home

When I put down my deposit on an apartment at Sydney Olympic Park two years ago, it was a step towards owning my very first home. What I hadn’t counted on was that gaining a home would lead to me losing nearly 30kg.

The First Home Owner Grants in Australia

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you should be aware of First Home Owner Grants, which exist to assist new homeowners in buying their dream home. See what grants are available in each state and territory.

How to get a home loan for an apartment

Most people dream of buying their own home one day on a big block of land. But as property prices and the demand for inner-city housing rise, more people are choosing the apartment life, which raises the question: is it harder to get a mortgage for an apartment than a house?

Checklist for buying a house

Read our comprehensive, step-by-step home buying guide if you’re ready to make your move.