Buying your first home is one of the most exciting steps you’ll take in your life. Of course, first home buyers also face challenges, especially in today’s market. That’s where we come in!
If you’re wondering where and how to get started buying your first home, we’re here to help you with the process. With the right approach, you’ll build your confidence as you look for a home to call your own.
Clarifying your goals is one of the most important things you can do as a first time home buyer. Perhaps you’re over renting and want the stability that comes with owning your own property. Maybe you’ve married the love of your life and want a space of your own, or more room for the kids. You might want to invest, and are looking longer-term to cater for retirement.
Being a homeowner is tremendously rewarding, but it comes with responsibilities. Have a think about the pros and cons of buying vs renting to make sure you’re taking the right step. We’re here to talk you through your options, so give us a call anytime.
Finding your perfect home can be an exciting lifelong journey, and what’s ‘perfect’ can change with time. It’s a good idea to start out with goals you can implement sooner rather than later. Decide if you want to get into the market quickly or wait and save a bigger deposit for a more expensive property.
Paying off all your debts and establishing a good savings history are also important steps for a first home buyer. If you don’t know your credit score, be sure to check it, and keep it up by setting a budget and always paying your bills on time.
Don’t be shy about asking your family for help if they’re in a position to do so. More and more first time buyers are relying on their parents as guarantors these days. For more information and home loan advice, read our First Home Buyer Basics. We’re here for you at every step, and are just a phone call away.
In this chapter
Take the next step to buying your first home.
Introduction and process
You’ve made the decision. It’s time to buy your first home! Congrats, you are in for the time of your life.
Buying Vs Renting
Getting off the rental bandwagon and buying your first home is an exciting step to make!
First Home buyer basics
Buying your first property can be a whole new world of strange lingo, uncertainty and confusion.
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Proud Aussie Moments
Hear from our customers who bought their first home with the help of Aussie.
"When I was looking at purchasing my home not only did Romeo help me out in finding the right home loan for me, but as it was my first property he really went above and beyond to help me understand what all the terms and conditions meant. He spoke me through every single step of the journey and made it really clear to understand knowing that it was my first property and an important decision. "
-David F, NSW.