Buying tips

Before you start looking

Saving for a deposit
The deposit is the biggest initial cost in buying a new home. Find out the best way to budget and save up for this expense.

Knowing the full cost
Paying for a new home is more than just paying the asking price. Find out how to get all the details so that you know the full cost of your new home.

Appointing a solicitor
You should strongly consider hiring a solicitor when you’re buying a new home. They can help you with the legal requirements for buying your home.

Researching the market
You need a clear idea when researching the market. Find tips for property markets and trends to make sure you pay a fair price for your new home.

Appointing a Real Estate or Buyer’s Agent
You can choose to appoint a real estate agent to help you buy a new home. Find out how to appoint them, what they can do and how to resolve a problem.

Property Valuations
You should always get a professional valuation of a property before you buy it. Find out how to deal with a valuer and what to expect in their report.

For a full guide to buying tips, check out The Queensland Government Site

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