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Saving enough for a deposit Saving enough for a deposit

My partner and I have been saving for our first home for a few months now. We want to buy a house around the $400,000 mark and we are hoping to save at least 15% of the purchase price for the deposit.

Lender's Mortgage Insurance

Lender's Mortgage Insurance With my first home, I only saved 10% for the deposit and had a fairly large fee for Lenders mortgage insurance from my lender. Is there any way to avoid lenders mortgage insurance for my next home pur ... Read more

Property price growth

Property price growth At the moment, we are saving to purchase a property, but it seems like property prices are only continuing to increase. Is this going to continue for the next few years or will we see some relief? How ... Read more

Shopping online

Shopping online I do the majority of my shopping online. But is there a way to be more savvy and save on shipping or other fees? ... Read more

Q & A

  • Interest free deals

    I am interested to know if interest free deals are included when I apply for a home loan. Can they affect my chances of getting a home loan or are they left out of the assessment? Read more

  • First investment property

    We are ready to purchase a property, but we are not sure whether to purchase a house to live on or use as an investment property. What are the benefits of buying an investment? Read more

  • Buying interstate

    Is it worth buying property interstate as an investor? What are the best tips for finding the right property from a distance? Read more

  • Find the right lender

    I am ready to start applying for a home loan, but I have no idea where to start when it comes to choosing a lender, what should I be looking for? Read more

  • Using super for your first home

    I am looking to buy my first property and want to know what options are available to help me save for a deposit. Read more

  • Self-employed tips

    As a self-employed person, I am finding it difficult to find a competitive home loan. What tips can you give to help me find the right lender and also give me the best chance of be ... Read more

  • Property selling tips

    Is there a way to find out how quickly properties are selling for around a certain area? We are ready to sell our property and want to know what we can do to attract potential buye ... Read more

  • Property maintenance

    I own an investment property and am looking for ways to save on maintenance. Do you have any tips on how I can reduce expenses without compromising my relationship with the tenant? Read more

  • Renovation surprises

    Before we decide to start renovating, are there any surprises we should look out for that could affect our budget? Read more

  • Selling in a slow market

    When is the best time to sell a property? Are there ‘slow’ times throughout the year and if so, how can we sell during these times? Read more

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