House Hunting: The Big Picture

Finding the perfect home to buy is about so much more than just finding the right house.

Here are three things for first home buyers to look out for when out house hunting.


It’s true what they say - location is a huge factor with property!

The price might be right, but what is the neighbourhood like? How close are public transport routes?

If you have young children, access to parks and other recreational amenities could be a huge plus.

Schools will also be a big factor with families looking to buy - be sure to find out which schools the property is zoned for.


Getting a feel for the streets surrounding a house can give you a good idea of what the neighbourhood is like.

Are there many people out and about, like people walking in the evening or kids playing in yards? And are those yards well-kept or are they full of junk?


Sure the house looks amazing. But is it actually in tip-top condition?

Be sure to check the roof is in good condition, all the plumbing and electrical systems are well maintained, and that quality materials have been used in construction.

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