Finding Your Ideal Property

Know your budget. The first step to buying a home is understanding what you can afford. Talk to your finance broker to find out your borrowing limit, repayments, interest rates and insurance. If you own a current property, your financer will also be able to help you determine if you need to sell your current home before you buy.

Engage a lending specialist who will assess your budget and arrange the best loan to suit your unique position. By having everything ready to go, you won’t miss an opportunity to secure your dream home!

Once you know your budget, understand your needs, what you want to achieve from your new property and what you would be willing to spend on the property if it requires renovations.

Make a checklist of preferred and desirable features that you must have or are willing to negotiate on. Remember: in reality, there is no perfect property. Every property involves some sort of compromise, so having an understanding of your “must-haves‘’ will help you to make the best purchase decision for you.

Drill into expert knowledge
Buying takes time. And we can help! A good agent will welcome the opportunity to assist you with your search, as well as being able to offer expert local knowledge, additional advice and alert you to new listings before they are released onto the market.

Research the market
Attend as many open homes as possible in your preferred area to get a feel for market prices. Increase your market knowledge by researching recent selling prices using the Recent Sales
and Suburb Profiles section of our website, or by purchasing reports from property information providers such as RPData.

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