Buying property in Brisbane, think of your home loan as an investment.
Since the GFC and low property value growth in Brisbane the decision to take a home loan should not be taken lightly. Infact the home you purchase and mortgage you use will impact your financial situation and living conditions for the rest of your life. This means property research and loan selection are the most important part of buying property
A few tips
10 Steps Involved in Purchasing Property
The process of purchasing property may seem overwhelming, but it needn’t be that way. Professionals take care of the paperwork, so the hardest part for you is finding the property. By understanding the steps involved and reading our Property Investment Tips, you will feel more confident and it will ease the panic so often associated with the purchasing process.
1. Apply for Pre-Approval of a Loan, consider using a mortgage broker to compare a lot of loans.
2. Find the Property
Be sure to read Property Investment Tips for more information on finding property and making sure it’s a good deal.
Look, don’t leap! Do as much research as you can before making an offer.
Obtain a Free Real Estate Report to see what similar properties have sold for in the area. This information can save you from offering an above-market price for the property
Remember: The Real Estate Agent works for the Seller and not for you. They may act like they are on your side, but they’re not. So, never solely rely on what the selling agent tells you. It’s their job to get as much as they can for the Seller.
3. Find an Experienced Solicitor or Conveyancer
Before signing any Offer/Contract, have your solicitor/conveyancer review it to make sure it is acceptable.
4. The Real Estate Agent will draw up an Offer for you. Once the Seller accepts/signs your Offer, the Offer then becomes a Contract.
Send a copy of the Offer/Contract to your Solicitor/Conveyancer BEFORE signing it.
5. Once the Seller accepts/signs your offer, have the Real Estate Agent fax a copy your bank or Mortgage Broker.
6. Arrange for Building and Pest Inspections
You should have inspections performed by independent qualified professionals who have insurance.
7. Arrange for Insurance
It is your responsibility to insure the property as soon as the Offer becomes a Contract (e.g., if it burns down whilst under contract, it is your loss).
Contact your current Home and Contents Insurance Provider or contact Allianz Insurance, 1300 360 574, for a quote. Please quote Reference Number 1-H7YS to the Allianz Consultant and they will offer you up to 90 days free* Home & Contents Insurance during your settlement period when purchasing, or up to 10%* off an Allianz Home Insurance Policy when refinancing.
8. Advise your Solicitor/Conveyancer when your home loan has been Unconditionally Approved by the Bank/Financial Institution.
This normally takes two weeks from the original application date as the Banks usually need to send a Valuer to the property and receive a valuation report before Unconditionally Approving a loan.
9. Contact your Solicitor/Conveyancer to find out:
The time and date that has been set for your settlement.
The amount of money you will need to give them to complete the settlement on your property.
Where the keys for the property will be after settlement.
10. Move In
Enjoy your new home
Zar Pty Ltd
1800 180 927
Brisbane QLD 4000
Home Loan Consultant
P – 1800 180 927
M – 0405 780 870
F – 07 3056 0246W – www.zar.com.au