Buying Tips

Doing your homework before buying will certainly pay dividends
  • Get Your Finance Sorted – First of all, ensure that you have your finance in place. This will ensure that you are only viewing properties that are in your price range. When organizing finance, make sure you allow for all extra legal costs involved. Eg: Stamp duty, Conveyancing etc.
  • Research, Research, Research – Search all available information on the recent sales in the neighbourhood. This will help you obtain a clear view on how much the property is worth and will give you an idea on how much you are prepared to pay for it.
  • Construct a practical Wish List – Try to stick to a property that meets your price range and has positive qualities, whether it has special features, close to schools or parks or a friendly neighbourhood. This will help to assure a long term positive outlook on your purchase.
  • Drive the area – Check out local schools, transport, shopping centres. Visit the local councils web sites regarding any proposed re-developments, re-zoning etc in the area which may impact on the value of your property good or bad.