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Here's what the nation thinks

More than quarter of a million customers answered questions on ATMs and in NetBank and we’ve heard what Australians really think about the challenges we face. 

Positive sentiment by state

Geographical sentiment

When it comes to our property dreams, higher cost cities on the east coast are the least optimistic.

Age participation

Positive sentiment by age

There is a clear trend in how Australians view their property dreams. Younger Australians are the least optimistic, whist the level of optimism increases with age.

Source: CommBank ATM and NetBank Survey 2017. Results as at 31st March 2017.

Is the Australian dream of property still a reality?

Visitors to this website answered:

No 63%, yes 37%

Join the discussion

Here's what people are saying about the Australian dream of property. Join the discussion on Facebook

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Yes, Australian property can be a reality for many, just not if you're looking in Sydney! Go to SA, VIC and you will find lots of affordable properties! - Twitter

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I think owning a property is definitely still very much so an Australian dream, but is becoming harder to reach especially for a lot of young Australians with rise in casualisation of the workforce and investors pushing up property prices and capitalization, i will admit the rates are at an all time low which is good for paying a mortgage. - Facebook

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Australian dream of property is now just a dream. Anyone with any sense can see the first home buyer cannot compete with investors or developers. - Instagram

Pathways to your property dream

Everyone’s Australian property dream is different, and we know your path to get there will be different too. 
Some of our customers share their story on how they achieved their property dreams with the guidance and expertise they received.

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Nora found her dream home before selling her existing thanks to Fahima, her dedicated Home Lending Specialist.

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Find your dream home

Adam and Mandy unlocked the equity in their home to renovate instead of moving, with the support of Leah.

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A dedicated specialist by your side

As your single point of contact, a dedicated Home Lending Specialist can help you find your path to property and provides you with personalised guidance and expertise at every step of your home buying journey. Our dedicated Home Lending Specialists can:

  • Understand your circumstances and tailor solutions to your needs,
  • They can share valuable property, suburb and market insights to help guide
    you through your biggest financial decision,
  • Help you save time and money by packaging your lending and banking
    solutions together1, and
  • Get you the best deal on one of our home loans.

Find your path to property with one of our dedicated Home Lending Specialists today.

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Things you should know

Polling has now ended. Aggregated results will be used in our marketing but individual answers will not be used for direct sales purposes. Responses will be de-identified and used for research purposes only. ATM data based on 255,024 customer responses from ATMs between 26th February 2017 and 18th March 2017. Website data based on 2,401 responses from visitor polling on can.com.au between 26th February and 31st March 2017. NetBank data based on 30,140 responses from visitor polling between 2nd March and 31st March 2017.