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.

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.