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Find the perfect property for you
Finance your dream
Choose from an established home, brand-new property or a 'fixer-upper'
Get your foot on the property ladder!
Open the book and find:
Strategies for getting your deposit together
Pros and cons of buying a period home
What's involved with becoming an owner-builder
Pitfalls to consider when buying 'off the plan'
How to secure a home loan if you're self-employed
Tactics to beat the auctioneersat their own game
Unearth your dream home and negotiate the mortgage maze
Do you search property websites, wondering whether a particular property could be your dream home? Do you feel like you're wasting money on rent but are confused by the world of real estate - and real estate agents? Relax! This practical guide covers all aspects of buying property, from buying a piece of history to building from scratch to signing on the dotted line.
Work out whether you're ready to buy - find out whether you're ready for the commitment of buying property, financially and psychologically
Focus in on the right property for you - determine your 'must haves' and 'like to haves', and whether you'll need to make a trade-off between these and your preferred location
Decide what kind of property you want - discover if your best option is to buy off the plan, find an established property or build yourself
Deal with property professionals - cut through real estate agent spin and understand how buyers' agents work
Find the right finance - choose the home loan that suits you and your finances
Negotiate a great deal - move smoothly through the buying and settlement process, whether buying at auction or through private treaty sale
Buy Buying Property for Dummies, Second Australian Edition by Karin Derkley from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780730375562
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Karin Derkley is the former deputy editor of Personal Investor magazine, and continues to write for The Age and AFR Smart Investor magazine. She has also lived through the pleasures and pitfalls of purchasing and renovating her own home.
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