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Young Aussies set their sights on home ownership in 2021

  • January 11 2021
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Young Aussies set their sights on home ownership in 2021

By Cameron Micallef
January 11 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated younger Australians’ desire to own their own home, despite affordability remaining a significant concern, new research has revealed.

Young Aussies set their sights on home ownership in 2021

Young Aussies set their sights on home ownership in 2021

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  • January 11 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated younger Australians’ desire to own their own home, despite affordability remaining a significant concern, new research has revealed.

Young Aussies set their sights on home ownership in 2021

Survey data released by Mortgage Choice has shown that COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for young people to pay attention to their finances, with a growing number now looking towards home ownership. 

“Despite the challenges of getting into the property market, young people are not giving up on the great Australian dream. In times of uncertainty, it is human nature to want stability, and this is what investing in property can provide,” said Susan Mitchell, chief executive of Mortgage Choice.

“The fact that first home buyers can now access the most competitive home loan rates on record and unprecedented levels of government support such as grants and schemes provides compelling incentives to act on property ownership dreams.”

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Ms Mitchell also highlighted how the majority of Australians have changed their spending habits during the pandemic, with seven in 10 intending to maintain these improved financial habits moving forward.

According to the mortgage provider, 60 per cent of young people are looking to reduce spending to increase savings levels, while 43 per cent are applying for government grants in order to buy their first home.

“I would encourage home buyers who are navigating their way into first-time property purchase to enlist the help of an experienced mortgage broker to help them put their best foot forward,” Ms Mitchell said.

However, despite a growing optimism in purchasing a property, one in three Australians still has the minimal confidence in understanding and choosing the right home loan features for themselves.

Young Aussies set their sights on home ownership in 2021
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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

About the author

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Cameron Micallef

Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

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