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Our guide to buying a home

We understand buying a home can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this helpful guide to give you tips and ideas through each stage of the process, from when you first make the decision to buy a home to when you get the keys.

Start your journey to buying a home

Planning

The decision to buy a home is one of the biggest you’re likely to ever make. Getting your planning right from the start, can help to save you more than just money in the end.

Steps for planning:

  • Know what you need for a deposit

  • Understand what you can afford to buy

House Hunting

It’s easy to get lost in the excitement of searching for your dream home when it comes to the house hunting stage. These steps will help to keep you focused on the things that matter with home inspections and the buying process, so you can enjoy the fun stuff without losing sight of the bigger picture.

Steps for house hunting:

  • Get pre-approval on a home loan

  • Organise professional services

Getting Ready to Buy

You’re almost at the finish line, you’ve found the home and your offer was accepted, but there’s still a lot left to do before you can get those keys. Know the steps for getting ready to buy your new home, which could make all the difference.

Steps for getting ready to buy:

  • Organise your paperwork

  • Formalise your home loan

Moving In

Moving into your new home is as exciting as it is stressful. There are lots of things to think about and manage to make sure it all goes smoothly. Use these tips to help you get everything in order.

Steps for moving in:

  • Secure your new home with insurance

  • Get ready to move in

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Get in contact with one of our Suncorp Bank Home Lending Specialists. They’re here to help answer your questions to keep you moving towards getting your home.

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The information is intended to be of a general nature only. We do not accept any legal responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon it – please make your own enquiries.

Any advice contained in this document has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situation or needs. For that reason, before acting on the advice, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. Where the advice relates to the acquisition, or possible acquisition, of a particular financial product, you should consider the Product Disclosure Statement before making any decision regarding the product. Contact us for a copy.