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.
The decision to scrap stamp duty for properties with a price tag under $650,000 is likely to boost demand for this under-represented segment of the market.
Want to buy your first home but think property is too expensive? Domain’s First Home Buyers Report reveals the suburbs in our capital cities that are the most affordable to entry level buyers. The results of might surprise you.
NSW first-home buyers can breathe a collective sigh of relief ahead of the state budget: they will be exempt from stamp duty on purchases of up to $650,000.
In a booming market, the great Australian dream may seem out of reach. But Barefoot Investor Scott Pape says you can buy your own home, you just need a plan.
The average Sydney renter is “on the brink of disaster”, says Vinnies NSW CEO Jack de Groot, with many low-income households now paying up to 70% of their income on rent.