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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

  • Right financial path

    How can I help my kids learn about how to manage money and budget so they will have a better chance later on in life? Read more

  • Choosing a 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

  • Kitchen renovation

    We will be starting to renovate our kitchen very soon and are looking for ways to stick with our budget without losing quality. What tips can you suggest? Read more

  • Bathroom renovation

    My partner and I are starting to renovate our property and we are going to start with the bathroom. What are some tips to help us maximise our renovation without too many expenses? Read more

  • Mortgage stress

    I am struggling to keep up with my mortgage repayments due to other financial commitments, how can I continue to meet repayments without falling behind on other bills? Read more

  • Evicting a tenant

    I have a tenant living in my rental property who has been causing a lot of problems. What process do I need to follow in order to evict them? Read more

  • Real estate agents helping buyers

    My partner and I are trying to purchase a property, but we are finding that the market is extremely competitive and we have missed out on several properties that we’ve loved. Read more

  • Make the most of tax time

    I have friends and family who always receive a significant tax refund without going to an accountant. Read more

  • Renovate on a budget

    I am looking to renovate my first investment property, but I do not have a large amount of money to spend. Read more

  • Deposit bonds & property

    Are deposit bonds a safe option when buying property? I am looking to purchase my first home, but haven’t saved enough for a deposit yet and would like to know whether to consider ... Read more

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