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Buying a home

Buyer’s advocate Andrew Date answers some common home buying questions

14 November 2018

The process of buying a home can raise many questions, and it can be hard to know where to turn for answers.

Buyer’s advocate Andrew Date, Principal of Industry Insider, is an expert at helping home buyers navigate the home buying process. Check out the video for Andrew’s answers to some common home buying questions and stay ahead of your competition.   

What to know when buying a house

Top tips for buying a home

Here are a few top tips and things to consider, which can help give you the edge over your competition when buying a home:

  • Location – a smaller house in an inner-suburban area may have more capital growth potential than a bigger house in the outer-suburbs, which can impact the homes’ value 10-20 years down the track;
  • Orientation – north-facing properties may get more sun, which can make a significant difference to your heating and cooling bills each season;
  • Infrastructure – look for properties on tree-lined streets that are close to schools and  public transport.

Find the right home loan option for you

To learn more about the home buying process, visit the Suncorp Home Buying Guide.

Read more in the Home Buying Guide:

Andrew Date is Principal of Industry Insider in Melbourne. 

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Statements, advice and opinions given in this article and video by Andrew Date are the views of that person and are not given or endorsed by Suncorp. The information is intended to be of a general nature only and any advice has been prepared without taking into account any person's particular objectives, financial situation or needs. We do not accept any legal responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon it – please make your own enquiries.