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.

By the numbers: Australian home ownership & tenancy

What percentage of Aussie households own a home? Which state has the highest housing costs? How many households own multiple properties? We reveal the answers to these questions and more…

Young Australians blindly optimistic they’ll own a home

Many young Australians are “blindly optimistic” they will eventually own a home despite stagnant wage growth, worsening affordability, and not actively planning for homeownership, a new report shows.

The First Home Owner Grants in Australia

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you should be aware of First Home Owner Grants, which exist to assist new homeowners in buying their dream home. See what grants are available in each state and territory.

How to save up for a house deposit

So you’ve decided to become a homeowner. No more grubby share houses, disagreements with the landlord, tolerating your housemates’ mess or their questionable design choices. Congratulations!

What are low doc home loans?

Not everyone can get a regular home loan. For some, ‘low doc home loans’ are the best available option.