Resources

The place for expert tips, advice and insights on everything related to first homes and home building in Australia, as well as Tick news and updates.

Buying a new house in Melbourne

So you've settled on Melbourne as the place you'd like to call home. What steps come next?

12/07/2019

What is a master planned community?

Always wondered what a master planned community is? We explain - and share what makes a great one.

03/07/2019

Benefits of buying a house and land package

Should you buy your house and land together or separately? We break it down.

26/06/2019

Which suburb should I buy in?

We lay out four guiding principles to follow when choosing the location for your first home.

21/06/2019

Should you buy in a real estate downturn?

A cool market shouldn’t hold you back from buying your first home. Here's how it could actually help.

07/06/2019

Benefits of building versus buying established

Building a home is a big deal, but it can have real advantages over buying an established property.

03/06/2019

Questions to ask your builder

Master builder James Farrar lays out the essential questions to ask your builder before embarking on a home project.

29/05/2019

New First Home Loan Deposit Scheme explained

We breakdown the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme proposed by Australia’s re-elected Coalition Government.

24/05/2019

Celebrating one year of first home feels

We're celebrating 12 months of changing the game for Australian first home buyers, as part of the Resimax Group family.

09/05/2019

What are site costs?

We break down what's involved in site costs (and why you don't have to worry about them with Tick Homes).

12/04/2019

Top 10 pet gifts for Christmas

Whether your pet is furry or feathery, or somewhere in between, pets are what truly makes a house a home.

14/12/2018

Tick Homes wins REA innovation award

 Last week at the REA Excellence Awards, Tick Homes was awarded the coveted ‘Game Changer’ award for our Tick Space experience centre.

22/11/2018

How to choose the right house design

When you're a first home buyer choosing a house design, it's normal to feel pressure. These simple tips will help you make a decision you'll be happy with.

25/10/2018

Fast and quality all the way: this is the way we build

Since launching earlier this year, we’ve been kept amazingly busy. We’re happy to report that we’ve just handed over the keys to the very first Tick home.

01/10/2018

Wallan: Australia’s top growing town

Newbridge Estate in Wallan isn’t just an amazing place to live. It’s surrounded by some of the fastest growing property prices in Australia.

09/08/2018

How renting compares to owning your first home

It's an age-old question – rent or buy? Both lifestyles come with their own freedoms and constraints.

11/07/2018

That first home feeling

First home buyers have it way tougher than they did 30 years ago. Property prices in Australia have soared in comparison to the median wage, and houses are only getting...

01/06/2018

What is “rentvesting” and why is it the new black?

So, you want to get into the booming property market to secure your financial future, but you also want to keep your job and lifestyle in an area where you can only afford to rent. 

15/01/2018

What you need to know about the First Home Owners Grant

If you’re a first home buyer in Victoria, the First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) could be a huge boost to your deposit. 

05/01/2018

4 things first home buyers should keep in mind

You can turn your homeownership pipe-dream into a reality. Put yourself in the best position possible come time to buy with our four tips.

20/12/2017

6 reasons why you should give renting the boot

There comes a point when you’re ready for a pad of your own. Here are 6 reasons why it’s a good idea for first home buyers to take the plunge sooner rather than later.

05/12/2017

4 ways to get on the property ladder

Owning your own home can seem like a daydream that’s far, far away. But getting on the property ladder is easier than a lot of people realise.

01/12/2017