Getting started

Getting started on your first home journey

Taking your first steps onto the long, and often steep property ladder can be a daunting prospect, even for those who are all grown up. There is a lot to think about and organise as part of the pro...

Home buying How-To

We’ve got the How-To list to help with everything home buying – from when you first apply for a loan and start house hunting, right through to settlement and the moving in process. When applying f...

Presented by

5 questions first home buyers should always ask

For first home buyers, knowing what to look out for in a house can be overwhelming, particularly at a busy open home swarming with other potential buyers.  Here are a few essential questions for f...

A little guide to open homes

Open homes can be an exciting part of the home buying process, but learning what to look for is essential. Learn from real people about what kind of details to look for, how to plan ahead, and what...

What to expect at an open home

Going to open homes is one of the most enjoyable parts of house hunting.   That is, until you’ve been going to them for months without actually managing to buy one. But if you’re reading this, it’s...

What does a first home look like

What your first home looks like depends entirely on your budget and largely on your location. But no matter what it looks like, it will be yours and there’s plenty that can be done to spruce it up ...

Deciding what you want in a home

Your home is your castle, so what sort of castle do you want to call your own? Right at the start, set several must-haves – things you absolutely can’t live without. That way, if you get caught up...

Choosing where to live

Choosing the suburb, town, city or rural area where you’re going to live is nearly as exciting as looking for your new property. The choice is wide open, and whether you’re trying to get as far aw...

What types of ownership are there?

Freehold: this is the most common type of ownership. It means you own the land and house with virtually no restrictions on your ownership rights. Leasehold: with this type of ownership you lease t...

Presented by

Apartments as a first home option

If the feeling of grass between your toes makes you feel squeamish and you value views and proximity to your favourite cafe over trees and parks, you’re likely to be ideal apartment material. Gene...
Show more articles