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What to consider before you buy a property

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Buying a property is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. Here are several key factors to think about before making a purchase:

1.    Property Type: Decide whether you want to buy a house, apartment, townhouse, or land. Each type has its advantages and considerations, such as maintenance requirements, potential for capital growth, and strata fees for apartments and townhouses.

2.    Budget and Affordability: Consider not only the purchase price but also additional costs such as stamp duty, legal fees, inspection fees, and ongoing expenses like mortgage repayments, insurance, utilities, and maintenance.

3.    Property Market Trends: Research current property market trends in the area you're interested in.

4.    Building and Pest Inspections: This will help identify any structural issues, defects, or pest infestations that could potentially be costly to rectify.

5.    Legal Considerations: Seek legal advice before signing any contracts. Understand your rights and obligations as a property buyer, including zoning regulations, planning restrictions, and any covenants or easements affecting the property.

6.    Resale Value: Assess the property's potential for capital growth and resale value. Factors such as location, property condition, and local market conditions can influence its long-term value.

7.    Sustainability and Energy Efficiency: Consider the property's energy efficiency and sustainability features. These can impact ongoing utility costs and environmental sustainability.

Are you planning to purchase a property? Reach out today so we can help you explore your financing options.

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