Choosing the right property for you comes down to knowing what you need; what you can afford and knowing exactly what's available at the time you are ready to buy.

The type of home you buy should reflect the lifestyle you are planning for the future. Think about such aspects as number of family members, proximity to local amenities, including schools, work and leisure activities you like and the length of time you expect to live at the property.
Speak with your bank manager , mortgage broker to pre-determine your budget level and perhaps obtain pre-approval from the lending institution prior to going out 'to buy'.
Real estate publications in local newspaper, talk to our sales agents at Real Deal Real Estate office, internet and open homes are all good places to begin your search. Our web site is updated daily featuring the very latest listings to the market. Each week we post a list of open homes for the coming weekend.

When you find a property that suits your requirements, please let the sales agent know as there is nothing worse than missing out on the property that you have fallen in love. Our agents will take you step by step through the process of a sales contract and go over any conditions that may be required: For example

Finance, Lim Report, Builders Report, Valuation, Solicitors approval of contract and Title.

If the property is to be auctioned, a copy of the auction agreement can be sent to your solicitor for approval prior to the Auction. Remember, when purchasing at auction, you must pay a 10% deposit on the fall of the hammer.

Once your offer has been written and negotiations are finalised you will sign a Sale & Purchase Agreement and copies of the contract will be given to your solicitor and yourself. When all of the conditions have been met and the contract becomes unconditional, that is when you pay the deposit which is; usually 10% of the sale price.

Prior to settlement day you may request a pre-settlement inspection of the property to ensure nothing has changed in its status since the purchase and agreed chattels are in place.

On settlement day the ownership of the property is transferred to you and the financial transactions is completed.

Once all settlement procedures have been finalised the keys will be released to you.

Congratulations! and welcome to your new home.