Tips for Buyers - Buying with First National Real Estate Palm Beach, The Pines and Burleigh

Buying Hints

Buying a new home is going to be an exciting turning point – one that will almost certainly make the most impact on your lifestyle.

For many it will be something never done before. Selecting the right home in the right area, organising finance and negotiating the sale – it all sounds little daunting. Yet it isn’t as complicated as you may think!

Prepare a shortlist of the areas you prefer to live in, keeping in mind affordability and your requirements, e.g. public transport shopping centres etc.

Speak to your financier or your home loan specialist to arrange the best loan to suit your requirements. First National Financial Solutions can provide you with a pre-purchase approval that's valid whether you purchase from First National or not. To get some idea of how much you can borrow use our Mortgage Calculator also found under the Buy tab.

Need to sell before you buy? First National at The PInes, Burleigh and Palm Beach offer an absolutely free, no obligation, appraisal of your property to estimate it's current market value.

Develop a relationship with one of our First National sales consultants. The consultants will be able to offer additional advice and also tell you about new listings before we advertise them.

When you decide on a property you will be asked to submit a written offer including all the terms you need. The Seller will either accept it or amend it to meet their requirements. If your offer is amended you do not have to go ahead with it.

Once negotiations are concluded your deposit will be held in trust, by us, as Stakeholder until the transaction is finalised.

When you purchase we recommend that you obtain Pest and Building Inspections to make you aware of any major defects and pest concerns e.g. termites.

On settlement day, arrange a pre-settlement inspection before settlement takes place. This ensures that the property is in the same condition as when you last inspected it and that all the inclusions are as per the contract you signed.

For more information about buying property, click here to request your free copy of First National Real Estate’s Home Buyer’s Guide.

Alternatively, our friendly real estate sales team at First National Real Estate Palm Beach can assist you with any enquiries. Call Palm Beach on 55599600, Burleigh on 07 5522 3100 and The Pines at Elanora on 55599800.