How does home loan pre-approval work?

Buying a home is an exciting time in one’s life, and why shouldn’t it be? You’re making what’s likely to be the biggest purchase in your entire life, and it’s somewhere you could be living for decades to come.

How to negotiate a lower price on a property

Buying a home is probably the biggest single purchase you’ll ever make in your life, unless you’re buying a mega yacht or two. So is it worth trying to haggle a better price on a home? How do you know what the right price to offer on a property is?

Easy guide to home loan guarantors

Having a guarantor on your home loan application can give you the edge you need to seal the lender’s approval, but there are some things to keep in mind.

Fewer first home buyers as property prices recover

For the first time this year, the monthly number of new loans to first home buyers has fallen, perhaps reigniting housing affordability concerns as property prices rebound.

Are tiny houses the solution to housing affordability?

With the average price for Australian property seemingly on the rise again after recent falls, housing affordability remains an issue for many Australians. Could tiny houses be a solution?

How to get a home loan on a single income

Being single can certainly have its challenges. There’s disastrous first dates, ghosting, and the clusterf*ck that is Tinder and Bumble. But that’s all small fry compared to getting a home loan when you’re flying solo.

Spooky: Do cemeteries affect property prices?

With Halloween only a few days away, Savings.com.au investigates whether everyone’s favourite spooky attraction – a cemetery – has any impact on surrounding property prices.