How To House Hunt The Smart Way This Summer

Holidays are a great time to relax, but if you’re a first home buyer, they are also a brilliant opportunity to get out there and see what is available.

If your idea of a summer well spent involves ending up in a home of your own, here are some great house hunting tips!

Look online

Yes you can house hunt in bed! Start your search by making a shortlist of properties found in online listings.

Where there are prices listed, you can use a home loan repayment calculator to work out an instantaneous ‘what if’ scenario and see if you can make the finances work.

Get out there!

Go and see houses, whether by private appointment or at open homes, and not just a couple.

Walk through as many front doors as possible - you never know what you might find!

Be smart about it

Ask lots of questions when you visit properties - you can’t ask too many! Visit at different times of the day and get a sense of the surrounding neighbourhood.

It’s also a great idea to take a camera with you and get lots of snaps of each property.

To get more detailed information on your situation, talk to a Loan Market mortgage broker today.