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So many things to think about when Buying a Property

Posted on February 01, 2016

Let's face it, buying a home can be a huge step.  It's important to plan well ahead especially when there are so many expenses to think about. Hidden expenses can arise out of nowhere whether it's additional estate agent fees or higher mortgage rates.  When it comes to mortgages, it's a good idea to work with professional mortgage brokers who will be able to secure a competitive mortgage on your behalf.

When buying your first home or moving to a different property, there are many things that you will have to budget for, not just estate agent fees and mortgage repayments.  This is especially true if you are buying a property that someone else has lived in previously.  Ask yourself the question, have you budgeted for everything?  This should include:-

  1. Any property refurbishments that need to be carried out
  2. Adding outdoor storage
  3. Completely  redecorating the interior and exterior
  4. Having a central vacuum system installed
  5. Having the hot water system repaired or renewed

The good news is you won't have to spend a fortune on hot water system repairs in Perth especially when using the services of recommended plumbers.

Catering for home improvements

With so much to budget for, it may be advisable to borrow more than the price of the home you are purchasing.  After inspecting the property a couple of times you will have a better idea of exactly what home improvements are needed.  This will put you in a much better position to discuss any home improvement projects with your mortgage broker so you can get the best possible competitive loan available and borrow accordingly.

Of course you don't want to incur more debt than is necessary but at the same time you won’t want to move into a home that isn't what you have in mind.  It's got to be just right for yourself and your family.  Here is a breakdown of some other things you may wish to consider budgeting for:-

-        New flooring

-        Solar panels

-        Bathroom and kitchen upgrades

At the end of the day, it’s all about getting things right from the beginning which will make life in your new apartment or house so much more comfortable.

Is the plumbing OK?

If you're thinking about buying an older property, it's important to make sure that the plumbing is OK. Old or faulty plumbing could cause unseen major problems after you move in if not fully inspected by time-served plumbers in Perth.  Is the hot water system working properly and is it cost-effective? Again hot water system repairs plumbers in Perth will be able to carry out a full inspection of your current hot water system to see if it needs repairing or servicing.  Maybe you will benefit from having a new unit installed, let the experts advise you.

Having a new, efficient hot water system will also add extra value to your property while being more energy efficient too. What could be better than a warm home?

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