It’s a choice between struggling now, or in retirement.
First home buyers around Australia are taking the plunge — even if it means making many sacrifices — rather than sitting on the sidelines.
Financial advisors say getting a foothold on the property ladder, taking away the burden of paying rent, could protect buyers in retirement.
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Jasmine Rhodes, 29, and husband Jaime Buller, 29 decided to buy before they cobbled together the full 20 per cent deposit. Photo: Philip Gostelo