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%.

Use a mortgage broker or go direct?

Australia’s home loan market is huge, with $28.4 billion in new residential loans approved in July 2019 alone, according to ABS housing stats.

House price optimism at three-year high

Since beginning the year with record-low expectations, Aussie home sellers are now the most optimistic they’ve been for at least three years, according to survey results.

New car sales figures in reverse again

Sales figures for new vehicles in Australia have declined on their respective month in the previous year for the eighteenth month in a row, the latest research confirms.

Do you need a buyer’s agent?

Much of the effort associated with buying a property can be outsourced to a buyer’s agent, but is it worth the extra cost?