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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 finance

    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

  • Selling a property with tenants

    I am looking to sell my investment property; however, I still have tenants living in my property. Am I able to sell the property with the tenants still living in it? Read more

  • What lenders want to see

    I haven’t applied for a home loan before, so I am not sure what lenders like to see and what they don’t like to see. Could you give me a few suggestions of what can improve my chan ... Read more

  • Interest rate hike

    Interest rates have been steady for a while now, but I am worried about what will happen when they start to increase. How can I prepare for possible interest rate rises now so I wo ... Read more

  • First home buyer saving schedule

    I have slowly started saving for a deposit for my first home. What sort of timeline should I give myself to save a deposit of 20% or more for a property around $400,000? Read more

  • Moving out of home

    My brother and I are looking to move out of home and purchase a house together. What type of expenses do we need to save for and how much should we put aside? Read more

  • Tips for comparing super

    I am currently using a superannuation fund that was chosen by my employer. Am I able to change it to a different fund? What sort of things do I need to compare when choosing a supe ... Read more

  • Sell property sooner

    Is there a way to find out how quickly properties are selling for around a certain area? Read more

  • Credit reporting changes: What you need to know

    One of the biggest changes in credit reporting regime has hit Australia. What does it mean for you as a homeowner and why should you care? Read more

  • Property price negotiations

    I am currently looking for a property but need help with negotiating the property price with the seller. Read more

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