The OwnHome Journal

Supporting your homeowning journey through actionable tips, best practices and insights.

Buying a home

The 101 of buying a home in Australia.
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Buying a home 101
For first home buyers, leaping into home ownership can be daunting. While we can’t soothe all your nerves, we can help you plan for a more enjoyable and stress-free home buying experience.
Updated Feburary 8, 2023
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Building and pest inspections
What is a building and pest report? And why should I read it?
March 17, 2023
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First home buyer's guide
A step-by-step guide to buying a house in Australia
March 17, 2023
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Settlement & move-in
A step-by-step guide to settlement and move-in after purchasing your home.
March 17, 2023

Home loans

From LVR to LMI, we've got your covered.
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Home loans 101
Everything first-time home buyers need to know about mortgages - from what a home loan is and how it works, the different costs that make up your mortgage, types of mortgages available, and more.
January 23, 2023
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What is a home loan deposit? And how much do you need?
This guide dives into just how much you need for a house deposit in Australia and what your options are to get there
March 17, 2023
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What is lenders mortgage insurance (LMI)?
If you're in the process of looking to buy a new home, you might have come across the term Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) and wondered what it's all about.
March 17, 2023
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Low deposit and no deposit home loan options
For Australian first home buyers, saving up for a deposit is one of the biggest hurdles when getting into the property market.
March 16, 2023