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9 May 2021 11:08

How real estate agents might sell fictional homes

Written by Phillip Portman

We’ve chosen 10 of the most iconic fictional TV and movie homes from around the world and imagined how they might be pitched to renters and potential homebuyers.

6 May 2021 12:38

Responsible lending laws: Too much red tape or not enough?

Written by James McCay

As the Australian Government debates repealing some responsible lending laws, we investigate what this means for borrowers wanting to get their first home loan.

Couple holding keys to new home

15 Aug 2019 11:40

Buying a house at auction: Our top tips and strategies for successful bidding

Written by Eliza Buglar

Buying a house at auction can be a complicated and stressful experience, so here are our top tips and strategies to help you on your way.

For sale sign in front of vacant block of land

4 Feb 2019 16:49

Is now the time to buy or sell property in Australia?

Written by Jared Mullane

Australia's property market has suffered the biggest drop in 10 years. Find out how this affects housing prices and what homeowners can do about it.

26 Nov 2018 15:46

Cash rate confusion: Home owners outstrip renters in financial test yet two thirds have never stress tested their home loan

Written by Hannah Twiggs

A new national study measuring ‘financial consciousness’ found Aussie homeowners scored above the national average with 56 out of 100, versus renters who failed with a score of 44

29 Aug 2018 14:56

Non-major banks and Victoria reach milestone mortgage volumes in latest report

Written by Hannah Twiggs

The latest figures from one of the mortgage industry’s largest reports has revealed that two mortgage milestones have been reached in the June quarter.

2 people organising finances at a desk with laptop and papers

17 May 2018 08:34

Everything you need to know before getting a home loan

Written by Jared Mullane

How can you better manage your finances before applying for a home loan? We’ll show you! Find out what factors may affect you, how large a deposit you might need, our exclusive saving tips, and more important information. Read more.

30 Apr 2018 16:28

First Home Buyer grants not generous enough to stimulate real growth

Written by Hannah Twiggs

New data from AFG shows that the portion of mortgages lodged by First Home Buyers has flatlined over the last three quarters, indicating that the benefits of the revised First Home Owner Grants have plateaued, failing to stimulate the market as much as hoped.

22 Jan 2018 14:53

Latest mortgage figures reveal national household debt deepens

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Last quarter, the average Australian mortgage loan size grew, for the first time ever, past half a million dollars, according to new data from AFG.

18 Oct 2017 14:38

Victoria leads the property market as NSW lags behind

Written by Compare the Market

Throwing off worries about high household debt, new data reveals Victoria as the state with the highest growth in property settlements since last quarter.