Should you talk to your bank first? Or start giving up your takeaway coffee, cold turkey? Here's what you need to know about how to apply, and how banks determine what you'll get.
Home ownership is likely to fall further in coming years an renting will become more widespread among retirees. This is bad news, write Brendan Coates and Tony Chen.
The scrutiny on borrowing is the toughest it's been, with banks and credit unions putting the daily spending habits of potential customers under the microscope — including things like your food deliveries and Afterpay purchases.
Before you start negotiating with a sales rep, take a minute to consider if you've equipped yourself with the right tools to secure a good deal.
Can you re-create art without the artist? An iconic Iwan Iwanoff brutalist-style home in Perth's western suburbs has been rebuilt using the original 1960s blueprints, and the results are striking.
A move which would see the Territory's Power and Water bills sliced substantially over the next five years is being criticised by the leader pulling the region's purse-strings.
First home buyers will get up to $50,000 as part of a new scheme that NT Government hopes will boost the ailing construction industry, but it comes as new figures show another government incentive scheme has only paid out three applicants in the first three months of the program.
West Australian calls to the National Debt Helpline skyrocket by more than 60 per cent in a year, dwarfing every other state or territory, as the effects of the mining construction and housing downturn continue to bite.
A decade after Kevin Rudd was ousted as Prime Minister over his failed emissions trading scheme, Australia is still without a clear policy and it is discouraging investment.
Hipsters have an uneasy place in our cultural landscape, not least of which is their role in gentrification. But there's an upside for inner cities and the outer suburbs shouldn't miss out, writes Peter Walters