So you’re planning on buying your first home. That’s great. No doubt you’re excited to get out there and start looking for the perfect property. However, if you don’t have much experience with real estate it can be difficult to figure out where you should begin.
There are a few important questions you should ask yourself before you get started. Answering these questions will make your search a lot easier, help you avoid any red herrings and reduce the number of pitfalls you encounter along the way.
We’ve talked before about auctions being a great way to sell property. If you’re in the market for a new home, and you have a solid strategy, auctions are also an excellent way to buy property. But what exactly is a good auction strategy?
We’ve run countless auctions and we’ve seen many different types of buyers use a range of different techniques to try to give themselves an edge on auction day.
So you’re looking for a new home – a place that offers you a convenient, low maintenance lifestyle and is close to your favourite shops, restaurants and cafes.
Obviously an apartment or townhouse would be ideal. However, if you’ve never lived in or owned one of these types of properties, there are a few things you should be aware of about how strata plans work.
There is an old saying “a man’s home is his castle” that rings especially true in Australia. For a long, long time the great Australian dream has been to one day live in your own home. It’s a point of pride for many people, and a sign of achievement.
Buying a property is likely to be one of the largest purchases most people will ever make, and for many Australians, owning their own home is a financial as well as an emotional milestone. Property ownership is an important part of building wealth and financial security, which is why the low numbers of first home buyers currently entering the market in Australia is interesting.