Blog - First Home Buyers

Is your first home or investment property really your most important property purchase?

I recently heard a story about a young couple who saved like mad so they could buy their first home. They were buying in Sydney and prices were rising rapidly (this was back in 2016) and they despaired that they’d never be able to save enough to keep up with rising prices.  A solution presented […]

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4 types of property buyers who benefit most from a buyers market

There are 4 types of buyers who can benefit most from a buyers market, but there are also some common mistakes each of them must avoid making. 1. Upgraders The gap between what they sell and what they buy shrinks in a buyers market. This is a good thing! The opportunity you have been waiting for! […]

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Emotional property buying mistakes to avoid

The first thing I am going to say about emotion and buying property is that you can’t avoid it. The biggest mistake, therefore, is to think you can make decisions without emotion. The fact is that our unconscious – or emotional – mind drives us more than we realise. Some psychologists estimate that 80% of […]

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Where to get good property advice?

If you’re planning on buying a home or an investment property, you’ll probably look to get some advice along the way. And with everyone seeming to have an opinion on the property market, with real estate agents not having a great reputation and the proliferation of investment “seminars” that are really developer sales pitches, where […]

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What to do when buying a house for the first time?

8 steps to buying a house for the first time: Step 1: Save a deposit It sounds really obvious, I know, but it is the hardest thing to do if you’re buying a house for the first time in Sydney. Ideally, you’ll save 20% of the property’s value and that way you can avoid paying lenders […]

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How to Buy Your First Home: Guide for Parents Who Want to Help

I’ve been thinking. How are our kids ever going to be able to afford a house? As parents we not only need to teach them about budgeting, help them get a good education and a start in life, but we need to invest wisely so we can help them financially when the time comes. I’d […]

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Traps are not only for young players or first home buyers

First home buyers are not the only ones that make mistakes when purchasing property, but many that we meet have fallen into similar traps. Here are just a few to be aware of: Don’t fall in love with a fabulous renovation and overlook a terrible location. It is easy to be seduced by the latest […]

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How to be a smart first home buyer

There is possibly no buyer more nervous than a first home buyer. Not only are you scared about what having a mortgage is going to do to your quality of life, but there are high stakes in getting on the first rung of the property ladder. After all, a bad move can cost money if […]

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