All I want for Christmas is… a new home?

Hoping to wake up and find the keys to a new property under your Christmas tree?

If buying a home is on your list of wants this Christmas then it’s a good idea to start making a move now.

The majority of New Year property hunters tend to hit the market in late January so if you’re organised and have your finance at the ready then you may be able to have your pick of properties.

A few easy steps you can take to help you get the home you want:

Get your finances ready

Before you hit the open home trail it’s well worth getting your finances in order.

Have a chat to lenders and mortgage brokers like Professionals Finance and get a solid idea of your borrowing capacity so you know what properties are within your reach.

It’s also well worth having pre-approval organised. This can help you speed up the buying process and if you make an offer it shows to sellers that you’re serious and have the capacity to pay for their property (which makes your offer more enticing).

Figure out what you want

Make a list and check it twice to help you find a house that is going to suit all of your needs.

It’s a good idea to think about the kinds of features you want in a home so you can recognise the right house when you come across it.

Try not to get too caught up in the cosmetic appearance of a home because often this is easy to fix after you have purchased. More important considerations include things like proximity to transport and amenities, number of rooms and backyard space.

Communicate with local agents

Most people will start their property search online but it’s always worthwhile letting local agents know what you’re looking for so they can alert you to new properties as soon as they become available or let you know about any private listings.

If you’re after any advice or help to get you on the property ladder then contact the Professionals Triwest Real Estate team.

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