First Home Buyer 5% Deposit Scheme hits parliament

Consultations with lenders regarding their participation in the Federal Government’s new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme are due to begin following the introduction of draft laws.

Should you buy a new high-rise apartment?

Imagine being evacuated from your apartment because there were fears your apartment building could be about to collapse. That was the scary reality faced by the residents of Opal Tower and Mascot Tower in Sydney.

Consider climate change when buying a house: REIQ

Structural integrity, utilities, pest inspections…and climate change. These are the things buyers should be considering when inspecting a property according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).

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.