It can take some time to make the move from renting to owning your dream home.
Even if a home on a decent sized block of your own land is your ultimate goal, look at a ‘stepping stone’ purchase on your way to achieving this.
Give yourself short, medium and long-term acquisition options.
A townhouse or unit that you can call your own might be the first step.
If you have a fixed location in mind, look at townhouses and units as well as free-standing houses as they may present a more affordable entry point.
Look at all three options that come at the same price and consider what you are getting for your money, because sometimes the unit, for example, might come with a view that the house can’t match.
Take into account what you can walk to ...