Follow these tips to help make sure you buy the home you want.

Get a clear picture in mind of what you are after in a property.

Consider features like:

  • age of home
  • bedrooms
  • bathrooms
  • land area
  • public transport
  • access to major roads
  • entertainment
  • schools
  • shopping

Get an idea of the areas you would like to live in. Do any of them fit your budget? If not, what about the adjacent suburbs?

Walk around the area you are looking to buy in. Is this somewhere you would like to live?

Visit the local coffee shops and try and talk to the locals. They might give you some insight into the area.

Look at the pricing for the target area. What is it doing?

How does the current price compare to historical pricing?

Communicate your wants, needs and budget to your agent. The agent will help match your needs with the idea property.

Get your finance pre-approved. When you have found a property you want, at a price you want you need to be able to jump on it. If you don’t, someone else will!