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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An auction is one of two legal processes of transferring property ownership from the seller to the buyer.
March 17, 2023
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Buyer's Agents
Buying property in Australia can be a drawn-out and stressful process, which is why many people rely on a buyer’s agent to make it easy
March 17, 2023
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A complete guide to conveyancing and why you need it.
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