3 Quick Buyer Tips

Tip 1

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.

Tip 2

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

?️ Public transport⁠

?️ Shopping or entertainment⁠

?️Cultural diversity⁠⁠⁠

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.⁠

Tip 3

“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.⁠⁠

2 Comments

  1. Jan Coorie

    My husband and I are cashed up and ready to buy a property in your area.  We would like a minimum of:

    Single level

    3 to 4 bedrooms

    2 bathrooms

    2 car spaces

    Inground pool

    Room for a 22 foot caravan (if possible)
     
    Also, solar panels would be good and ducted air conditioning.  We have approximately $770,000 to $800,000 to spend.
     
    We are hoping to have a first priority on a home before it is actually listed on the market.  Our own home was not even on the market, we had purely spoken with an agent who phoned us 3 days later asking if we would mind to allow some prospective buyers through and within a couple of hours, we had a signed contract. 

    We keep missing out here because the market is so competitive.  We are 75 and 78 respectively and are homeless after settlement of our property in Point Vernon, Hervey Bay 4 weeks ago.

    Your consideration would be greatly appreciated.

    Kindest regards, 

    Jan Coorie

    0418 293 040

  2. Lynell Forshee

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