Suburbs that are cheaper to buy than rent

Sometimes, when you’re a first home buyer, it’s cheaper to buy than rent. 

In other words, if you were to buy a property in the suburb where you were currently living, the monthly mortgage repayments would be less than your current monthly rent.

NAB has identified a series of Melbourne markets where it’s generally cheaper to buy than rent:

* House markets = Melton, Melton South

* Unit markets = Abbotsford, Bundoora, Carlton, Docklands, Melbourne CBD, Southbank

NAB has also found some regional communities where buying is generally cheaper than renting, for both houses and units:

* Bairnsdale

* Benalla

* Echuca

* Horsham

* Portland

* Sale

* Shepparton

* Wangaratta

* Warrnambool

* Yarrawonga

Right now, as the chart shows, the number of first home buyers signing up for home loans throughout Australia is at historically high levels.

Why? Because interest rates are at historically low levels. 

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* This blog is intended for general informational purposes only. For personalised advice tailored to your unique financial situation, please contact NMC Finance.

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