When you’re buying a home, there’s no denying that there’s a lot to think about, but that doesn’t mean that the process needs to be stressful. We will explain some tips that can help you steer in the right direction if you’re considering buying a house in the near future. The key takeaway here from our number 1 tip is: Do your own research to find a house in an area you like that is right for you. Try not just take someone else’s word for it. What matters is whether it’s your right time to buy, for your needs and circumstances. Knowing the state of play is useful to help you calibrate that decision, but shouldn’t be the only thing that motivates you. To view one of our properties, book an appraisal or just have a chance to ask those questions you have ticking around in your head about a property purchase or selling, click on the link in our about section or contact us on any of the below communications. We make it simple. However, you like to do business.
You want a property that delivers what you need now, or enough of what you need that you’re happy to compromise for longer term capital growth.Be very clear about what matters to you
Access to major roads
Shopping or entertainment
Do some fieldwork to make sure the suburb’s right for you. Walk around the area you’re thinking of buying in. Grab a coffee or a meal at the local pub. Pretend you’re already living there and see if distances are what they seem, and the atmosphere is living up to expectations. Lastly (for today) Look closely at what developments or infrastructure is planned around the area in case your quiet corner is about to become a developer’s haven.
“If your target suburb is out of budget, consider more affordable neighbouring suburbs”
Before you buy, talk to locals to get residents views on the suburb and its best streets. Reading local publications and connecting with local websites, bloggers or personalities can also give you helpful insight.
If you’re attracted to an area because of its rising value, remember that may spill over into next door suburbs.
Check out our suburb reports throughout the month to stay on top of this, or you can just call the office and we can have a chat about all you need to know.