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...

Home Price Growth & Forecasts

Ratings agency Fitch has bumped up its property price growth forecast for Australia, and is now expecting prices to soar by as much as 16% this year.  That’s significantly higher than the agency’s previous estimate released in December 2020 – which forecast growth of between 3-5%. It also places Australia...

First home buyers

First home buyer activity is almost at record levels. Why? Because now is a very good time to be a first home buyer.Interest rates have never been lower. State governments are offering grants and stamp duty concessions. And the federal government has three schemes to help first home buyers: First...