First home buyers
There is much to consider and plenty to research.
Firstly you need to work out how much you can borrow. This is where our services will really help you. Make sure you have an accurate and detailed budget that takes into account all expenses associated with purchasing a property including stamp duty, council rates and other fees. We can help you identify these extra costs.
- Use our budget planner to get a realistic picture of where your money goes now.
- Use our loan calculator to estimate your repayments.
Many first home owners forget to budget for things they haven’t been used to paying for themselves like electricity, water and other utilities and for items such as insurances.
Budget for maintenance and even simple things like stocking up the fridge and pantry for the first time – many of the things we take for granted when living at home.
Ensure you go to many open inspections and do your research on the internet before purchasing to ensure you have a good indication of property prices in your desired location. If you find that you cannot afford to buy your dream home in your desired location consider adjacent suburbs that may be more affordable.