Open homes can be great fun. They’re a vital part of finding a new home. They also provide you with an opportunity to experience a property first-hand that you’ve only seen in pictures. Some buyers though can get caught up in the excitement and potentially miss out on some important information.
An open home isn’t just about taking a look at a new property. It’s your chance to learn more about your future home. We spoke with award-winning real estate agent Andrew Potts, from Independent’s Gungahlin Office, to get his tips on what to look for in an open home.
If you want to get into the real estate market, but don’t have enough money for a deposit right now, pooling your resources with a friend or family member can be a great way to purchase your first property.
Of course, there are certain risks involved when buying a property with someone else that you should be aware of. It’s very important that you weigh up the benefits and the potential drawbacks before you decide to go ahead with the purchase.
Have you ever wondered why 2 properties, both in the same general location, with the same number of bedrooms, bathrooms and car spaces, can be put on the market at the same time and end up achieving different prices?
There are a whole range of different factors that can influence the price a property sells for. Marketing campaigns, the method of sale and the negotiation skills of the selling agent can all have a significant impact. The particular characteristics of a property can also play a big part in its value. That’s what we’d like to focus on today.