Financial advice for a single mum wanting to buy a property- I’d like to get some financial advice from the mums. I am a single widow with one 5 year old child. I receive a full sole parent pension of around $24000 from centrelink a year. I currently (and luckily!) live with my parents and have very few expenses. I want to buy an investment property and have a significant deposit. What i’d like to know is does anyone know of a reputable lender that would consider me to be a viable borrower? I would need to borrow around $150,000. As it would be an investment property the rent would be considered income, as would my centrelink benefit, however it is considered a low income, but I really have minimal expenses living with my parents. Should I wait till I return to work (next year when my child goes to school). I live in victoria and have found little help. I have yet to speak to the banks. I believe in Perth the government has loan assistance for low income earners wanting to buy a house but I don’t think Victoria has anything similar. Any advice or help is appreciated. Thanks!!