Thinking of Buying Your First Home?

Learn some valuable tips from a local agent

“I recently had to put on my buyer’s hat when helping to select a first home for my daughter. I was under pressure to find the right home for the right price, while ensuring she made a sound financial decision,” said John Page, sales director of local real estate firm Woodville Property.

“It is vital to be clear about why you’re buying a particular property. Buying an investment differs greatly to buying a home.”

Here are some important elements to consider:

• Decide where you want to buy and why.

• What’s your budget? Talk to your bank manager or finance broker and get finance pre-approval before you start looking.

• What are your buying costs going to be?  i.e. Stamp duty, settlement fees, rates and taxes, structural pre purchase inspections, termite inspections, etc.

• Do your homework. How long has the property been on the market? What other similar properties in the area are currently for sale?

• Let the selling agent know what you are looking for – they may know of a suitable property that is coming to market.

• It’s currently a buyer’s market. Prices will not stay down forever, so if you see value staring you in the face – grab it!

For a friendly chat about your property needs, please call John on 0412 953 834.

Woodville Property
Phone 9268 8999
365 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth

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