Buying Tips

    Prepare a wish list

    Make a list of the attributes you most desire in a property, including your ‘must have’ features, such as location, number of bedrooms or parking.

    Organise your finance in advance

    Loan pre-approval is a big advantage. Approach your lender or have a mortgage broker visit you to find out how much you’ll be able to borrow and what your repayments will be so you know how much you have to spend. Having your finances organised gives you more chance of securing a purchase and is an asset when negotiating with vendors. If you’re bidding at auction, make sure you have adequate funds in your cheque account to pay the deposit.

    Organise your lawyer or conveyancer

    Make life easier by having a conveyancer or lawyer that you can engage as soon as you take out a contract on a property. If you don’t know of one, ask a real estate agent you’re dealing with – they can generally recommend a reliable contact.

    Additional expenses

    While your lender will identify upfront costs such as mortgage insurance and stamp duty, you should also be aware of other expenses which will factor into your ongoing costs. Maintenance costs, land tax, council rates, home insurance and strata fees (if applicable) should all be investigated so that you know just how much to budget for on top of your mortgage repayments.

    Do your research

    Invest the time in inspecting as many properties as possible. This will give you a better understanding of the market, put you in a better position to negotiate, and help you recognise a bargain or an overpriced property. Sources such as The Sydney Morning Herald Home Price Guide also provide useful comparable price information.

    Sign up to Property Alert services

    Most agencies and all of the major property search sites such as domain.com.au and realestate.com.au have ‘property alert’ facilities. Simply enter your details and your property requirements and you’ll be emailed as soon as a property meeting your criteria is listed. This helps give you a jump on the market and saves considerable time.

    Pest and building inspections

    For the few hundred dollars these will set you back, they are absolutely worth it for your peace of mind. They will help ensure you don’t end up with unknown problems which could cost you thousands down the track.

    Pre-settlement inspection 

    Visit the property on the day of settlement to be sure there are no surprises. Be absolutely positive that the property was left exactly as you had agreed upon in the contract.

    9 Greenslope Street, South Wentworthville, NSW

    A Nice Family Home with Future Development Potential

    Renovated throughout to suit the growing the family this brick veneer home is ideal and practical. Featuring; good size rooms with built in robes, lounge with a/c, tiled...
    3 1 1
    $829,000 - $869,000
    Details

    7/69 Macquarie Road, Auburn, NSW

    A Townhouse Like No Other!

    Located in a quiet sought after street this 3 bedroom townhouse features inclusions like no other. Neatly presented and currently tenanted at $630 per week some of the standout...
    3 3 1
    Price Guide $649,000...
    • Next inspection24 Jun, 2.30pm
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    5 Nevis Crescent, Seven Hills, NSW

    Grand Family Home with Grand Street Appeal

    OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED FOR 24/06/17 ********************************* All the hard work has been done! Renovated throughout to suit the growing family, this brick veneer family...
    3 1 1
    $749,000 - $799,000
    Details

    22/40 Earl Street, Merrylands, NSW

    Modern, Spacious and Loaded with All the Bells and Whistles!

    Two bedroom full brick apartment featuring a large open plan living area plus the best quality inclusions. * Reverse cycle split system air conditioning * Mirrored built in...
    2 2 1
    $500,000 - $550,000
    • Next inspection24 Jun, 10.30am
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    5/4-10 Benedict Court, Holroyd, NSW

    Modern 3 Bedda - 161sqm in Total

    Spacious and modern 3 bedroom apartment to suit the growing family in need of space or the astute investor looking to capitalise on the fanatic yield this home has to offer...
    3 2 2
    Price Guide $600,000...
    • Next inspection24 Jun, 1.30pm
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    5 Hunt Street, Guildford, NSW

    3 Bedroom Family Home with 3 Bedroom Granny Flat

    An opportunity you cant afford to miss located in the Guildford West precinct. Suitable for the growing family or the astute investor. Located on a quiet sought after street...
    6 3 2
    Auction
    • Next inspection24 Jun, 11.30am
    • Auction 08 Jul, 3.00pm
    Details

    94 Canal Road, Greystanes, NSW

    Contemporary Home - Unique Location

    Located in a quiet sought after location, this 4 bedroom duplex is sure to impress the growing family. Only a few years young and tastefully detailed throughout, this home will...
    4 3 1
    $800,000 - $850,,000
    Details

    102 Clyde Street, Granville, NSW

    Cheap as Chips

    In Granville properties don't come cheaper than this! Two large bedrooms with robes, Cosy Lounge room with fire place, Kitchen with meals room, Internal laundry Large sun room...
    2 1 1
    $629,000 Negotiable
    Details

    214/354-360 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW

    Up Close & Personal

    Here is your opportunity to get into the market place and to call this 1 bedroom plus study apartment your home! Located on the second floor some of the great features include...
    1 1
    $469,000 Negotiable
    Details