Home Buyers - Taking That Initial Step

So you have decided to buy a new home! What next?

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10-Jul-2019

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Stefanie Szycman

Home Buyers - Taking That Initial Step

So you have decided to buy a new home! What next?




Before you jump into the market and head to open homes it is best for you to arrange a talk with a financial institution to see what your position is, before you get excited about homes which you simply can't afford.

Once you know your budget, it's time to write out your likes and dislikes when it comes to selecting what you’re looking for. Don't make it too rigid, simply a few points so you can start the search process. Remember it is very rare for you to find a property that ticks all the boxes. Look for the one which ticks most of the boxes.

Once you start looking this list will change, you will realise there are other things you need and things you can go without.

Grab your iPad or phone and start your search. There are many real estate search engines which will provide lists of all the properties available for purchase.

Most of them search by price and area. Start by searching a small amount above your preferred budget so you can capture all the possibilities.

If your budget is limited don't dismiss looking in other areas which are outside the zone you prefer. If you found your dream home would it matter if you were driving 10 minutes further?

Once you have a list of favourite properties start attending open homes or private inspections. Start comparing homes with those you like over those which really weren't for you. Generally most buyers will look at many homes before finding the right one for them.
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