Buying a home?

Buying a home is a big deal. That's why we’ve provided some information on the most important things to consider. If you’d like to know more, download our free Home Buyers' Guide.

Do your own research about the property

The real estate salesperson represents the seller. He or she will tell you a lot about the property and will answer any questions, but you should do your own research as well. For example, consider getting a qualified builder or engineer’s report, a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) and a title search.

Read more about researching a property in the Home Buyers’ Guide

Get legal advice

Buying property is expensive, and it can cost even more if something goes wrong. That’s why it’s important to get your own legal advice before you sign anything.

Read more about legal advice in the Home Buyers’ Guide

Understand the sale process and method of sale

There are several methods of buying and selling property, for example, tender or auction. It is important to understand the process for the property you are buying. Practices can vary between agencies so make sure you confirm details with them.

Read more about the sale process and method of sale in the Home Buyers’ Guide

Read the sale and purchase agreement and understand what it can mean for you

The sale and purchase agreement is legally binding so it’s important to read it carefully and get legal advice. You can negotiate the terms and conditions of an agreement but once you sign it there’s no going back.

Read more about the agreement in the Home Buyers’ Guide

Download our free home buyers' guide

Check out our free Home Buyers' Guide for lots more information.

Selling a home too? You can download a free guide for selling a home here.

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