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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

  • Lender’s Mortgage Insurance

    My partner and I are researching home loans, but we keep seeing the term LMI popping up and we would like to know what it means and how it will affect what home loan we choose? Read more

  • Advertise for tenants

    My investment property has been vacant for a couple of weeks and I need to find new ways to advertise and attract new tenants. Read more

  • Are you ready to buy?

    My partner and I are keen to purchase our first home, but I am not sure if I am ready to take the leap. What signs indicate that you are ready to purchase a home? Read more

  • Comparison rates

    We are currently looking for a home loan, but we are not sure what the comparison rate is that is displayed next to the interest rate. Do you we need to worry about that rate? Read more

  • Investing in regional suburbs

    Trying to buy an investment property in the CBD area has become extremely hard. We are thinking about moving towards more regional areas, but are there any significant risks in doi ... Read more

  • Construction loans

    When constructing a new home or completing a major renovation on an already built home, your finance needs will be a little different in the initial stages. Read more

  • Buyer’s agent

    We are getting ready to start house hunting for our first home, but there are a lot of things we are not sure about such as where to start looking, how to negotiate and how the set ... Read more

  • Refinancing myths

    I have heard a lot of differing opinions about refinancing a home loan and I’m not sure who to believe. Is it worth refinancing or will it be too expensive and time consuming? Read more

  • Start investing

    I am interested in entering the property market and purchasing my first investment property, but I am not sure where to start. Do you have any tips on what I should do first before ... Read more

  • ​Auction vs. Private sale

    My partner and I ready to purchase our first property, but we are not sure where to purchase via auction or private sale. Which would be better for a first home buyer? Read more

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