Home loan tips, tricks and general goodness.

5 new homeowners told us how they spent the first night in their new place.

Always wondered how much flatpack-building, takeout-eating, and general celebrations go down on your first night in your new crib? Well now you can get the inside scoop straight from people who have done it.

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What's the deal with gifts and grants and how do I get my hands on them?

Ain't no such thing as a free house. But there are a couple of ways to bump up your down payment for one. If you're wondering how to get your hands on a home loan grant, or what a down payment gift actually is, read on.

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It’s time to say goodbye to dodgy deals and find a lender who will treat you right.

Sick of lenders who seem full of empty promises and stand you up for closing dates? Say no more. We've rallied together all the signs to spot the duds and the studs.

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Scout your new neighborhood like a local.

Can't wait to unpack but not looking forward to wandering around trying to find your way to the bakery that does the best bagels? We've got the fast-track to becoming a local no matter where you move.

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Your student loan isn't necessarily a big jerk.

Student loans suck. But they might not have as big an impact on buying a home as you think. Class is on with the only lesson on student debt that won't have you nodding off.

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Picking up what we're putting down?

You're just a cruisy 15 minutes away from knowing exactly where you stand.