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Key questions to ask yourself before buying property

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You need two essential skills when buying a property: the ability to recognize the home of your dreams when you see it and, to stay within budget.

    If you believe that's pretty straightforward, think again. Too many buyers enter the market without finance in place or clarity around what they want to buy.

    The idea that you'll immediately recognise your dream home often leads to buyer's regret; a mistake that costs tens of thousands of dollars in taxes and expenses if you decide to sell and start again.

    These tips may help if you are looking for your first home:


    Write down the must-haves and nice-to-haves you want in your dream home. That way, you'll have a much better chance of recognizing a suitable property.


    Organize a mortgage pre-approval before starting your search. You'll know your budget and be able to move quickly when you find what you want.

    Location, location, location

    Be aware that the financial commitment of ownership may not make sense if you're uncertain of where you'd like to live or where your career may take you next.

    Other costs

    Are you ready financially? It's not just the mortgage payments that hit the hip pocket. Other costs associated with property ownership, such as insurance and maintenance, add up.

    Your strategy

    Property is a great investment, but it's a long-term strategy. If you intend to flip a property every couple of years, you need to plan that strategy carefully.

    Dream Catchers Lending is an MFAA-accredited member.  Feel free to book an obligation-free virtual appointment or leave us your details and we'll be in touch. 

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