Buying Tips

Make your own wishlist

Think about your must have features in a home, the things that you just can’t live without, and use these as a definitive guide to your purchase. For example, you might be adamant that you want parking and may be prepared to forgo a larger outdoor entertaining area to have it. You might desire views and be prepared to spend a little more to get them. Have a good look at property within your desired location and price range to get an accurate idea of what you can get for you money. Sticking to your fundamental wishlist will make for a happy purchase that suits your lifestyle.

Be prepared to buy immediately

The key to securing a purchase (and often a bargain) is to be ready to act immediately – that way you’ll be able to buy with haste if you come across a property you like. If necessary, have your loan pre-approved before you start looking for a property and speak to a lawyer or conveyancer who you can retain to undertake your conveyancing work. Having all your affairs in order will give you more time, less stress, more bargaining power and often a better price!

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