Get ready to buy!

Get ready to buy

Buying a home in NSW requires careful planning and preparation. Here are some steps you can take to get ready:


Set a Budget:

Determine how much you can afford by assessing your income, expenses, and savings.

Consider consulting with a financial advisor or mortgage broker to get a better understanding of your borrowing capacity.


Save for a Deposit:

Start saving for a deposit, which is usually a percentage of the property’s purchase price.

Aim for at least a 20% deposit to avoid paying lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI).


Research the Market:

Familiarise yourself with the property market in the areas you’re interested in and speak to your local agent.

Monitor property prices, trends, and potential growth areas.


Understand Home Loan Options:

Explore different types of home loans, interest rates, and mortgage terms with your broker.

Get pre-approved for a loan to know your budget and enhance your bargaining power.


Check Government Assistance Programs:

Investigate any first-home buyer grants or stamp duty concessions offered by the government in NSW.


Engage Professionals:

Having a good team on your side is invaluable. Hire a conveyancer to help with legal aspects of the purchase,

work with your real estate agent to guide you through the buying process and make sure your broker is ready, willing and able.


Inspect Properties:

Attend open houses and property inspections to get a feel for different neighborhoods.

Take note of any potential issues or renovation needs.


Negotiate and Make an Offer:

When you find a suitable property, be prepared to negotiate the price with the seller.

Make a formal offer in writing, specifying any conditions you may have.


Organise Inspections:

Arrange building and pest inspections early to identify any hidden problems with the property.


Finalize the Purchase:

Once your offer is accepted, work with your conveyancer or solicitor to finalize the legal aspects.

Stay in close contact with your lender to ensure a smooth settlement process.


Plan for Additional Costs:

Be aware of additional costs such as stamp duty, legal fees, and moving expenses.

Have a financial buffer for unexpected costs.


Secure Insurance:

Organise home and contents insurance to protect your investment.

Remember, each property purchase is unique, so adapt these steps to your specific situation.

Seeking professional advice and doing thorough research will contribute to a successful home-buying experience.

Contact us for an obligation free confidential discussion and discover how we can assist you with your conveyancing needs.