How to buy a home in Australia

How to buy a home in Australia

Buying in Australia’s an exciting step – maybe you’ve been searching for a while and you’ve finally found your dream home in the sun – but it requires some careful planning. Here’s how the system works.
Where are the best places to live in New South Wales outside Sydney?

Where are the best places to live in New South Wales outside Sydney?

What does your perfect life Down Under look like? Weekends spent at pristine, white-sand beaches? Perhaps exploring spectacular mountains, or touring local wineries (with a sample or two!)? How about just a short commute to work and a friendly community for the kids to grow up in? If this sounds like you, regional New South Wales is just the ticket – so read on to find out the best places to live outside Sydney.
What’s it like moving to Australia as a single person?

What’s it like moving to Australia as a single person?

When the days are this painfully short and you can no longer feel your toes, it’s natural to start daydreaming about abandoning the UK for warmer climes. Oz is a consistent favourite with Brit expats, and for good reason. We know it’s a good place for raising a family, but what does it offer those considering moving to Australia as a single person? Today, we’re running through eight of the most pressing reasons why Australia is a great choice for singles…
Buying in Australia, part four: how to finance a house purchase

Buying in Australia, part four: how to finance a house purchase

One of the key aspects of drawing up your budget is working out how to finance a house purchase in Australia. Have a think to yourself about what your financial resources are, and compare that to the costs to expect – including ongoing ones. Find out more in today’s article about drawing up your budget.
Australian property stabilises as market becomes more affordable

Australian property stabilises as market becomes more affordable

While Australia’s economy is strong and stable, throughout 2018 we watched on as Australian property prices fell for twelve months in a row. While these price drops are some of the most significant Australia has experienced since the Eighties, it’s important to remember that they followed a period of extraordinarily rapid growth. Market conditions were tricky for buyers in Australia in 2018. Tighter lending restrictions imposed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and Royal Commission recommendations made banks more cautious with lending than usual. Consequently, house auction pri

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