Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Rising house price has always been a problem to many first home buyers in Australia. Many home buyers have choose to rent and have been saving up looking to buy their first home when the times come. Now, many first home buyers has taken a drastic new approach to speed up the saving by choosing house sitting.

“Over the last 6 months, we have seen a sharp increase in first home buyers joining us. most of their reasons are saving up to buy their first home. This has been a surprise to us as we’ve seen most of the house sitters are retirees in the past.”

“Not only we’ve seen in increase in first home buyers turning to house sitters, a lot of experienced properties investors and home renovators realised the benefit of house-sitting and turning into first time house-sitters as well. They don’t want to be restricted by a rental contract and it’s too expensive to stay at an holiday accommodation. House-sitting is naturally the best choice as it allows them to free-up their expense with flexibility.”

“Another main reasons of home buyers choose to house-sit is to test the water and try out the new location or environment before they commit to purchase their first home at the location”

“The saving by doing house-sitting can be substantial. You no longer need to purchase any furniture as most of the house-sitting properties will have all the furniture and appliance required.”

“House-sitting market has been growing rapidly in the past few years as it is uncommon in most of the countries particularly in Asia. With the global increase in house price, the house sitting market has emerged and it’s been steadily adopted by house sitters from all different career background, from teachers to company CEO.”

About StayMe

“ is the newest website for pet and house sitting for Australians, launched in Aug 2013. Currently it has over 23,000 members with 15,000 of them are pet or house sitters. Homeowners can search for house sitters for free. House sitters can sign up and create a profile for free and to be listed in the house sitter directory.” 

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StayMe Pty Ltd. is an Australian website helping home owners find their best pet and house sitters. We are Australia's No.1 Pet and House Sitting website, with over 23,000 members and counting. We have the largest database and directory of pet and house sitters in Australia. is owned by StayMe Pty Ltd, a Melbourne-based technology company.
Kelvin Yip
P: 1300 855 906
M: 0430045507


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