Nila Sweeney

Newly engaged couple Sarah Hands, 28 and Craig Marshal, 33 from Victoria had been renting for 10 years before they decided to buy a house of their own.

The couple dreamed of being able to host their wedding reception at their home, but their rental property wasn't going to cut it - so they decided to buy a house of their own.

But as they soon found out, buying a first home is far from a walk in the park. To read their story and many others, pick up a copy of the June issue of Your Mortgage NOW!

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