BUYING A HOME? Here are Some Tips

 Don’t believe the hype (good or bad)

When you set out to buy a house, you will likely quickly become familiar with deciphering real estate speech and how people market homes.The key takeaway here is, do your own research to find out a house, area you like and so on is right for you. Don’t just take someone else’s word for it. .There’s several tools available to help you discover the perfect property.

 Visit the location and do some fieldwork

The old property maxim still holds true. But that doesn’t mean inner city rules.You want a property that delivers what you need now, or enough of what you need that you’re happy to compromise for longer term capital growth.

Be very clear about what matters to you

  • access to major roads;
  • public transport;
  • shopping or entertainment

Do some field work to make sure the area is right for you. Walk around the area you’re thinking of buying in. Grab a coffee, or a meal at the local restaurant. Pretend you’re already living there and see if distances are what they seem, and atmosphere is living up to expectations. Of course it will be a little different once you’re moved in, but experiencing it firsthand gives you a critically useful taste for the reality of that location. Look closely at what developments or infrastructure is planned around the area in case your quiet corner is about to become a developer’s haven.