Hi all. My partner and I are wanting to stop renting as we both have got good job promotions etc over the last couple of years and are now in a place to start seriously looking. We are looking at the Footscray area of Melbourne as we currently rent there and love the area. I also think the prices are really reasonable for only being 4km from the CBD and is undergoing big gentrification over the last few years. Our budget is around 500k and don't want a small mass produced apartment as I don't see much grown in value for those. There are so many popping up in the area. Is it worth forgoing the 10k fhog and getting a reasonable established house rather than all the OTP stuff flying around. Any advice is appreciated as we are very new to this. I have sat down with my bank and gave them our basic details (income current car loan, deposit etc) and they are happy with up to 750k as a first estimate although we don't want near that as don't want to stretch ourselves too thin.