Monthly Archives: July 2012

Buying your first home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is a major decision that takes lots of planning and research, and careful budgeting. Here are some tips to help you get started. Are you ready to buy? You are ready to become a homeowner if: You’ve saved a substantial deposit: The bigger the better when you’re saving for a home. If you can also show a solid track record ...

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Reasons for renovating your home fall into two basic categories: the first is renovating to upgrade the look, design, functionality or long term value of your home (renovating to stay). The other reason for renovating would be to upgrade the value of your home so that it might be sold for a higher price than its current value (renovating to sell). Whatever your reasons, renovating a home has plenty of ...

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The 13 steps to buying your dream home… Step 1: Looking for property Real estate agents advertise through journals, such as Homes Pictorial and The Realtor which are published regularly. They are available from real estate agents and contain photographs and illustrations of properties available. Landcom and other developers also publish brochures about their estates and land and housing packages. Many newspapers carry advertisements for properties for sale. If you ...

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Before you start Buying a home will probably be the most expensive and important purchase you will ever make. You need to research, plan and have patience to make a successful purchase. Most people need to borrow finance to buy a home. You should 1. ask lending bodies about getting a loan (ie. banks, building societies, credit unions, cooperative housing societies, mortgage originators/managers and insurance companies) how much you can ...

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First time home owners throughout Australia are entitled to a government grant. This grant is a lump sum of $7,000 for the purchase of a home (land sales excluded). There is a price cap of the home you can purchase of $750,000.00 below the 26th parallel and up to $1,000,000.00 above the 26th parallel. This is a significant help to those purchasing their first home, but is not the only ...

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