ASIC: Buying a Home

Owning one’s home is perhaps the ultimate dream of every family. It gives every family a sense of security knowing that there is always a shelter for them no matter what.

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However as with any dream, the road toward the goal of having your own home is usually daunting especially for first-time homebuyer. It is almost always tempted to settle with the first house that falls within his or her price range without giving the purchase much thought.

There are things that make the first-time buyer feel hesitant, confused, and nervous. These include the plethora of taxes and fees that must be settled and paper works that need sorting out are enough which make matters worse. This is why when buying a house or any major purchase; you need to do research, unending patience and lots of help.

The first thing you should do is to know what you need. You need to list down what you need for a home. Find a home that suits your lifestyle. There is a big variety of house and apartments available out there, and choosing one is perhaps the first big decision one needs to make.

Secondly, you have to make a budget that you will stick to. Determine the price range you can afford and how much cash available for the deposit and buying costs. This will enable you to determine what type of property you’ll be able to afford.

Research is extremely important when you buy a house. Conduct some research about the market on what is available out there. Do not settle for the first one that you will come across. Pick one that is accessible to bus and train stations, is near to schools, department stores and commercial areas.

If you want to learn more on how to buy a home, read this: https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/life-events-and-you/life-events/buying-a-home#shelley-craft