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June 22, 2016

Buying Tips

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Purchasing a property can be an emotional experience. People can get attached to a property and get carried away by bidding over their estimated purchase price under auction conditions.

It is in some cases common to get buyers fatigue and make a spontaneous purchase of a house that’s not exactly right.

That’s why it’s important to do your research – and take time to process your thoughts and ensure you’re making the right choice. Here are 5 tips to help you acquire a property weather for investment or a place to live.

1. Know your specific requirements

Write a checklist or bucket list of what you want in a property and bring it with you to each house inspection to help keep you focused on the end result. Attend as many open homes as you can to get an idea of what is out on the market.

If you find the right place that ticks the boxes act quickly without making it to obvious to other buyers. Don’t let impatience force you to settle for a home that’s not quite right.

2. Be realistic with your purchase and avoid over spending

When shopping for your first home, it’s important to set a clear budget – and stick to it. Don’t let the pressure of an auction, a salesperson or your own emotional attachment to the property push you beyond what you can afford.

When the reality of mortgage repayments higher than you can afford sets in, so will buyer’s remorse.

Don’t let the pressure of an auction push you beyond what you can afford.

Read more: How much can you borrow for a home loan?

3. Try to see the property multiple times

Open-houses can feel overwhelming and could accompany interruptions from all the purchasers. On the off chance that you like what you see amid your first open review, approach the specialist for a private inspection so you can encounter the home at your own pace.

It's anything but difficult to escape with the possibility of a spot, yet take this additional opportunity to truly envision yourself living there everyday.

Check the floors, roof and walls for breaks, mould, water stains and unevenness. Ensure the entryways all sit well on their pivots. Check how helpful the electrical plugs are in every room.

You may have the capacity to get these things altered, or utilize them to endeavour to arrange a superior cost on the property.

Approach the specialist for a private review so you can encounter the home at your own particular pace. 

4. Understand the floor plan

Give careful consideration to the floor arrangement prior and then afterward you examine the home. It could uncover things that you may not see amid a physical examination –, for example, absence of capacity – and will help you precisely evaluate the property's measurements as opposed to depending on your memory.

Pay close attention to the floor plan before and after you inspect the home. It could reveal things that you may not notice during a physical inspection – such as lack of storage – and will help you accurately assess the property’s dimensions rather than relying on your memory.

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5. Talk to the neighbours

If want to buy the property, a knock on the neighbour’s door with a few polite questions may help you identify any hidden deal-breakers.

6. Do your due diligence

It’s important to understand as much about the property before signing on the dotted line. 

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7. Take your time to decide

Once you are happy with the property and you know you will be content with the purchase then make an offer.

When all else fails, go back to your list and make sure the next property you inspect is closer to what you want: Keep your emotions under control making a decision. Good Luck!

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