In 2008 we set ourselves a goal: to own our home within 10 years. We’ve poured our income into the mortgage payments, and January 2018 will be the last one.
Jobs are hard to find and property is expensive but, if you’re a millennial, there are ways for you to get ahead.
When I bought my ramshackle first home in the 1980s, I just wanted to get my foot on the property ladder. But millennials want their dream home now.
Fast trains, technology and incentives to relocate would go a long way towards encouraging people out of metropolitan Australia and into our regional areas.
Federal Budget initiatives go some way towards helping first-home buyers, but the government is still overlooking the one thing that will make a real difference.
Our latest Real Estate Guide couldn’t have come at a better time, as the federal budget announced a number of initiatives to improve housing affordability and make property more accessible.
Housing worries have pushed consumer confidence to its lowest level since mid-2016, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment.
Even with the new raft of stamp duty exemptions in NSW (and, earlier this year, Victoria), and new data on the most affordable suburbs for first-home buyers, you still need to save a deposit. Here are six ways to slash your spending and save up for your future home.