4 simple ways to save for a home deposit

Given the median value of a home in Melbourne was over $800,000 in April, it’s no wonder that getting on the property ladder can seem tough. Your biggest challenge? Saving that all-important deposit – which can take years of scrimping and saving. But all is not lost. With a solid...

How to make the most of your home’s equity

It might not feel like it, but Australians have never been as wealthy. Household wealth skyrocketed by $590 billion over the September 2021 quarter to hit a record $13.9 trillion, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ most recent figures.  Wealth per capita rose to a record high of $540,000....

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...

Say goodbye to the landlord

Want to say goodbye to the landlord and buy your own premises? Or perhaps you’re a savvy investor looking to take advantage of historically low-interest rates and dip your toes into the commercial market? Either way, it appears you’re in good company. The commercial property market is proving to be...