5 November 2019
Your go-to-guide for First Home Buyers
Get ‘In the Market’
Congratulations! If you’re reading this blog, then you’ve taken the first step to home ownership – thinking about stepping onto the property ladder. To help guide you through the process, we here at Lugtons have come up with our key considerations to begin your search and get prepared for when you’ve found the perfect property. Keep reading to find out more…
1. First things first
First things first, we walk your through how to decide on the type of property that’s right for you; whether it’s budget or style of property.
2. Find the right type of property
Are you looking for a stand-alone house, a cross-lease, or maybe a trendy inner-city apartment? Everybody is looking for something different and it’s important to understand your needs.
3. Location, location, location
Nope, this isn’t the TV show – it’s looking at houses and what your priorities are in terms of the area you want to live in. If you’re looking for good school zones, future capital gain, or a good rental property, location matters.
4. Set your budget
Do the sums, so you can manage your expectations. Entering the market can be eye opening, so be prepared for what will be within your budget.
5. Hit the market
As you start your search your will find a variety of avenues to look for properties. From traditional media sources, such as newspapers and window displays, through to new-age social media campaigns.
6. Get help from the Lugtons team
Talk to the experts. Having a real estate salesperson on your team will help you through the home buying process, to gauge a better understanding of the market and give you peace-of-mind on your decision.