Buying a property is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. Planning before you start on your journey to find your first home/your dream home or even an investment home is crucial to making a well thought out decision as well as one from the heart. Buying the right property for you means you won’t be stuck driving that extra half hour to & from work everyday, looking at homes that you can’t afford or wishing you had bought that home with an extra bathroom! It means thinking about the future, the kind of lifestyle you want to live, the things that are important to you.

We have put together a checklist of items that we recommend thinking about before and when you are out and about looking at homes to purchase.

Write a list of your needs & wants & narrow down the suburbs that best suit your lifestyle.

Consider approaching a bank or building society before for pre-approval. This will ensure you are looking at the right property for your financial position.

When you start looking consider
– does the property have enough bedrooms
– are the living areas a suitable size
– do you have enough bathrooms
– are the parking facilities sufficient
– is the property suitable for domestic pets
– Is the land size suitable for your lifestyle

And finally if you have a property to sell, get an up to date market appraisal (our agents can help you with this!) and start getting your home ready for sale as sometimes people find themselves in the position of wanting to buy, but not being ready.