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What Are Rent-To-Buy Schemes (And Do They Actually Work?)

What Are Rent-To-Buy Schemes (And Do They Actually Work?)

Property prices in Australia’s capital cities are rightly cooked and a whole generation is struggling to muster up enough savings to put down a deposit on a home. In an attempt to alleviate some of that, rent-to-buy schemes have become increasingly popular in recent years. Here’s what they are and…

The Australian Suburbs Where It’s Cheaper To Buy Than Rent

The Australian Suburbs Where It’s Cheaper To Buy Than Rent

If you’re looking to buy property in one of Australia’s major cities, you’ll know the situation is dire. Property prices have been steadily rising for years at a rate much faster than the average wage, making it tough for first home buyers. However, a new report shows there are actually…

You Should Save 4% Of Your New Home’s Cost For Repairs

You Should Save 4% Of Your New Home’s Cost For Repairs

A surprisingly large number of new homeowners are feeling regret after their purchase, largely because of unexpected costs associated with the purchase, reports a new survey of 1,500 homeowners from personal finance website Bankrate.