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How do you know you’re ready to buy your first home?

2022-06-29T12:56:05+10:00June 29th, 2022|First home buyer|

Six things that tell you it’s the right time to buy your first home: Buying a home occupies most of your thoughts: You’re ready and you’ve decided it’s what you want to do – 100%. Buying a property is your focus. It’s at the top of your goals list. You’re realistic about your budget: So no water views, no outdoor kitchen or spa. You’re [...]

Let’s shrug off that post-pandemic blanket and start living again!

2022-06-29T10:18:29+10:00June 22nd, 2022|First home buyer, lifestyle|

I don’t know about you, but over the last couple of years there are a couple of things I’ve really missed. Concerts and holidays. The beauty of seeing a live performance has been missing from our lives, which is awful for us and even worse for the performers. But no more! I’m going to shrug off that post pandemic blanket and book some tickets! [...]

What’s the best thing about buying a house?

2022-04-27T08:29:23+10:00April 27th, 2022|First home buyer|

What’s the best thing about buying a house? Everything! Whilst the process of buying might not be easy, the “owning” is great. Here’s why: 1. It’s yours. All yours! Well, the banks too, but keep making those repayments and you don’t have to worry about that. 2. You can decorate it without having to ask permission. Paint it any colour you want! Hang a [...]

The power of the word “yet”

2022-04-13T09:16:13+10:00April 13th, 2022|First home buyer|

One of my favourite words in the world is "yet". Adding it to the end of a sentence is so powerful and totally changes your mindset. I can't do it... yet. I don't have enough money... yet. I don't have the skills... yet. I'm not fit enough... yet. I don't have time... yet. I'm not ready... yet. That tiny little three letter word opens [...]

Are you suffering from information overload?

2022-04-06T09:22:03+10:00April 6th, 2022|First home buyer|

When you’re planning to buy a home or investment property there is often a very real problem of information overload. You mention your plan to a few people and then the “property buying experts” come out of the woodwork, all offering their well intentioned advice. Some may have good valuable advice. Some might have gloom and doom, some might be outdated or simply wrong. [...]

The importance of goals

2022-04-06T10:58:08+10:00March 30th, 2022|First home buyer|

Anytime I've ever wanted to change anything in my life, I've needed a goal to drive me and keep me motivated. One of my first grand plans was to buy a property. Actually, not just one. I pictured myself as a property mogul and imagined owning a dozen properties. I subscribed to Australian Property Investor magazine and each month saw another 20-something year old [...]

Let’s buy that house!

2022-01-13T18:10:50+10:00January 12th, 2022|First home buyer|

I’ve been talking to a lot of people lately who want to buy a home but they’re paralysed from taking action because of property prices and uncertainty. Prices are outrageous in many instances. It is hard to save a deposit and to get finance to buy the home you want. It can be really scary and seem like an impossible task! But it’s not [...]

From first home buyer to property investor

2021-12-01T14:01:19+10:00November 24th, 2021|First home buyer, Property investor|

If you want to buy a home but you’re struggling to get your dream off the ground, it’s really important to stay focussed, keep your eye on your goal and turn down the volume on all the negatives. There are always ways to make things happen and sometimes you just need to think outside the box. The important thing is to get into the [...]

Costs for first home buyers

2021-11-02T14:46:28+10:00October 20th, 2021|First home buyer|

When you’re buying a home, it’s important that you take into account all the “other” costs so that you don’t have to live on noodles or baked beans (or fresh air) for the first few months . These costs include: stamp duty - talk to your broker about any exemptions or concessions that may be available building and pest inspection - we always recommend [...]

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