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.

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.

Lack of trust in financial institutions stops women investing

Women wield a huge amount of power when it comes to household finances, with four in five saying they’re responsible for the purchasing decisions at home. Yet a number of barriers continue to hold women back from investing, widening the ‘investment gender gap’.

Top Australian suburbs for rental yield revealed

New research has highlighted 100 Australian suburbs and towns where property investors could generate higher rental yields, with small Queensland towns dominating the list.

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.

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.