Buying Tips

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  • Start looking as early as possible.
  • Make a list of preferred locations and accommodation requirements including bedrooms / bathrooms, the number of living areas, parking requirements and what is important to your lifestyle.
  • Establish a price range you are comfortable with.
  • Set up an appointment with your financier to discuss your loan requirements. If you need to arrange finance, we can refer you to one of our specialist finance brokers.
  • Attend as many home opens ¬†as you can.This will ensure that you are familiar with price trends in your preferred locations.
  • Establish a relationship with a Realty Source agent, who can add you to our database of prospective purchasers.
  • Make sure to advise a Realty Source agent of any properties you’re particularly interested in, so you can be kept in touch regarding these properties.
  • There are certain legal requirements and codes of conduct that must be met by sellers, buyers and agents when negotiating the sale of property. Your Realty Source agent can assist you in this process, however, it is advisable to ensure that you understand your obligations as a buyer before you sign a Contract of Sale.
  • Prior to settlement, your settlement agent / conveyancer should advise you to conduct a pre-settlement inspection to ensure the property is in the same condition as it was at the time of sale and that all chattels included are in place. We are happy to arrange this for you with reasonable notice.
  • Once settlement has taken place, If the seller is an owner occupier the seller has till 12 noon the day following settlement to fully vacate the property. If the property is vacant a buyer is able to move into the property as soon as it is settled.

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