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.

First home buyers don’t care much for the cash rate

Home loan interest rates may be falling to new lows each month (or so it would seem), but this doesn’t seem to always have a positive effect on first homeowner activity, according to new research.

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme gets the green light

The Coalition Government passed new laws through Parliament this week to implement the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, which will provide a guarantee to eligible first home buyers to purchase a home with a deposit as low as 5%.