Buying a home to live in

Everything you need to know about buying your first home, or moving into a new home.

Going from buyer to homeowner might seem like a daunting journey, but as long as you’re prepared, buying your first home can be a smooth process.

Before you start your house hunt, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, making sure that buying is the right decision for you can set you up for a smooth buyer journey. One of the key factors in making this decision is looking at your budget and determining what you can comfortably afford.

Knowing your limits financially helps inform your decision in choosing the right home loan and when you’ve found a product that suits your budget and lifestyle, the next step is being pre-approved for that loan.

Having done all the background, you’ll feel confident starting your property search. Where are you looking to buy? Are you looking for a house or unit? Again, your budget will play a role in the answers to these questions.

We know it doesn’t end there. House hunting can take time, and once you’ve found and successfully bought your new home, then there’s the matter of moving in - another big task its own right.

We hope you find these snippets of information useful as you begin your property journey.

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