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Buying a home

Home buying Q&A with buyer’s advocate Andrew Date

26 August 2021

House hunting can raise many home buying questions, and it can be hard to know where to turn for answers.

Andrew Date, buyer’s advocate and 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 to gain some home buyer insider knowledge.   

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A buyer’s advocate’s top tips for buying a home

If you still have more home buying questions, here are a few top tips and things to consider to consider from our good friend Andrew Date: buyer's advocate.

  • 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 a home's 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 

To learn more about the home buying process, visit the Suncorp Home Buying Guide. If you have any questions about home loans, Suncorp Bank’s friendly and professional lending experts can help you understand your options. Consultations are 100% obligation-free.

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About Andrew Date. As well as being a buyer’s advocate, 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.