The price you see in the ads or at the auction is rarely the full cost of buying a house. We detail here some of the other expenses you might not have thought of when buying a house.
Professional services available to the home buyer
A new home buyer should consider engaging professional help to help them buy a house. These professionals have the knowledge and experience to guide you.
What can a bidder expect to happen at a house auction?
Some useful tips for the newbie house auction bidder. Understanding the process will make it easier to get the house you want at a good price and avoid making costly mistakes.
How to get organised for the big move into your new home
Moving to your newly bought property involves a lot more than organising the removalist truck. Notifying some relevant companies in a timely manner will avoid nasty surprises. We give you the good oil here.
Evaluating the value of a property
Knowing the current value of your property is a must, otherwise you might over-price it and scare away potential buyers. Under-valuing it means giving away your profits.
How long does the pre-approval process take and what should I expect?
If you’re shopping around for a house, obtaining pre-approval for a home loan is an important step. It allows you to narrow your search, and bid with confidence if you wind up at an auction.
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