I don't want to derail the other thread. So how did you scrape/inherit/acquire the deposit for your first house/home?
We saved. Dh and I used 10k for our investment property. The GFC wiped out a fair bit of money out of our funds so we dumped the remaining in a house. We Co-own with my mum as she is the perfect long term tenant.
Our home - we saved again. Dh had some deployment money plus we lived simply. We put 80k together that we had saved over the years. Mostly his savings since high school. Now it's tenanted out.