The Great Australian Dream of home ownership is alive and well with a new survey revealing it is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions for 2022. Prices may have taken off in 2021 but plenty of Aussies still want to get their foot on the property ladder, according to financial comparison site Canstar.

Its survey found many participants made a New Year’s resolution centred around money, with 21% wanting to buy a home as the second most popular resolution. The most popular resolution of the 2,124 participants surveyed was to save money.

The third most popular resolution was to buy an investment property, with 10% of participants saying this was their major goal for 2022.

Canstar finance expert Steve Mickenbecker says the results show that not even high property prices can dampen the Australian obsession with property.