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We understand that as a buyer you don't want to be treated as a number. Whether you're looking at buying your first home, looking to relocate, downsize or investment, we are committed to helping you find your perfect place.

We have many years of experience in managing properties for our clients and have developed leading edge systems to help deliver best practice results and service levels for all parties involved.

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Buying a home FQA

A quick guide for what you need to know about buying a home.

  • How do I decide when to buy?

    This is a difficult question which most buyers ask, so you’re in good company. Ultimately the answer will depend on many varying factors and will differ from one buyer to another. Personal circumstances are at the heart of most buying decisions with the majority based around family or work considerations and or lifestyle aspirations. The location and type of property you will purchase will also depend largely on your financial position as is urgency and timing.

    Regardless of whether you feel you are ready to purchase and or that the time isn’t quite right, we highly recommend that that you stay abreast of the current property market. Sound knowledge of property values, what is selling and how long they take to sell will provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision and take advantage of any opportunities which may be presented to you.

  • Should I wait for property prices to fall?

    Australians have a love affair with property, and home ownership is a highly favoured method of accumulating personal wealth. Whilst property prices tend to fluctuate, when viewed over the long term, buying sooner rather than later is a favoured option.

    Trying to pick the market to establish the optimum time to buy is difficult. When the property cycle favours the buyers, i.e. when there is an oversupply of homes for sale, there is more choice of homes and the lower demand and competition amongst buyers may enable you to be more aggressive in your negotiations.

    However, trying to ‘pick’ the timing when the market is at its lowest in the hopes of finding a bargain is fraught with danger. Property prices do move up and down, but history shows us that in the long term, property values double every seven to ten years. Ultimately, the best time to buy will depend on a variety of factors and varies between one buyer and another. It stands to reason then, relative to your personal circumstances and lifestyle needs, the sooner you can buy and jump onto the property ladder, the better the opportunity to succeed.

  • What do I need to do before buying?

    Once you have established the reason and purpose for purchasing, the next most important aspect of any buying decision will be your financial capacity. Before searching for property, securing pre-approval from a reputable financial institution is highly advantageous. If your serious about buying, knowing how much you can afford to spend will save you both time in searching for the right property in the right price range and avoid possible disappointment should you fall in love with a home that is just out of your borrowing ability.

    Our best advice is to secure finance as early as possible, shop around as there is much competition between lenders and obtaining finance approval can take considerable time to organise.

  • Should I sell before I buy?

    Selling before purchasing will largely depend on whether you are prepared to take the risk of taking out expensive bridging finance in the event you don’t find your next home. In our experience, knowing that you have sold and are ready to buy is a less stressful position to be in. We recommend that you research your desired destination and the purpose of your move, be informed of what properties are coming to market in that location and the frequency that they appear. Knowledge is king, and when it comes to timing the sale and purchase of property, the more groundwork you do, the smoother the transition will be.

  • When do I know I have found the perfect home?

    When it comes to making a buying decision, we have found that some people tend to procrastinate. They will say that they love a property, but rather keep on looking ‘just in case’ there’s a better one out there. Unfortunately, these people often miss out on the property they love, and if the property cycle is moving upwards, end up paying even more.

    Waiting for the ‘perfect’ property which ticks ‘every’ box is not a realistic expectation. We recommend that you have a wish list of minimum requirements, such as location, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas and amenities just to name a few. List the ones of highest priorities and those that are simply ‘non-negotiable’ and then shortlist those properties which match your requirements. Outside of location, a missing requirement in a home can often be added at a later stage and can form part of the purchasing decision.

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