Buying a home is an exciting time and will be one of your biggest investments. Here's a list of suggestions to assist in making the process run smoothly and to ensure there are no hidden surprises.

Think about your needs ie: you and your family’s must haves, such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas, shedding and any other important requirements.

Organise your finance, speak to your bank or mortgage broker and (get pre-approved). If you need assistance in reputable and reliable mortgage brokers we can recommend some local companies that can assist you.

Plan your budget and factor in all of the costs. Potential costs include: 
• Property and pest inspections
Title searches and rate certificates 
• Legal/conveyancing services 
Mortgage costs 
Stamp duty (you may be eligible for an exemption, contact your State Revenue Office for details or your conveyancer/solicitor.) 
Land titles office - registration fees 

Consider location - will you be close to the facilities you need such as schools, work, recreational facilities and shops.

Search for houses in papers, online and if possible drive around the areas you would like to live, you never know, a sign may have just gone up on the front lawn of a home you would love to buy.

Inspect lots of properties so that you become an expert in the area with regard to the property values.

Make contact with EG&LRE so we can register your requirements on our system, it is not uncommon to sell a home the same day the Vendors have listed it for sale, with our technology we will be constantly reminded that you are a genuine buyer and you will be contacted as soon as suitable properties become available.

Also, subscribing to the free e-mail alerts offered by both this site and other real estate portals which will let you know immediately when properties are put on the market.

Find the floor plan that works for your family such as north facing living areas, outdoor entertaining area and space in the rear yard for children to play. 

Consider making any offer to purchase subject to a pest and building inspection, we can put you in touch with suitable companies that offer these services, or we can arrange the inspections on your behalf.

Have a solicitor or conveyancer check the contract of sale. 

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