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What is a Buyer’s Advocate?

Enlisting the help of a buyer’s advocate can make your property buying process a walk in the park. They take care of everything – from house hunting, right up to bidding on auction day. Using a buyer’s advocate can help relieve stress you may encounter during your home buying journey and assist if you’re time-poor. Here’s everything you need to know about buyer’s advocates and whether hiring one is right for you. What is a buyer’s advocate and what do they do? It’s common for people to get confused between a buyer’s advocate and a vendor’s advocate. While they’re both … Read more

First home buyer challenges

Tick all the Boxes but Still Can’t Buy a Home? First Home Buyer Challenges

Purchasing property when the market is ‘hot’ is a challenge for anyone, but for first home buyers trying to enter the market for the first time, it can be extremely discouraging having offers continually knocked back – especially when they tick all the boxes needed to buy a property. Although it’s easy to get disheartened, there are some ways around some of these challenges first home buyers face. Managing expectations All too often, first home buyers will have a higher expectation of what they think they can borrow, rather than what is realistic. Inovayt Finance Broker, Justin Coughlin, says it’s … Read more

First Home Buyer's Market

Is it a First Home Buyer’s Market?

While a majority of people put their plans to buy property on hold in 2020 due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the market has bounced back. With easing restrictions, auctions starting up again and government incentives designed specifically to help first home buyers get into the market, there is a mismatch between supply and demand at the moment. However, these factors don’t necessarily mean that it’s not a first home buyer’s market. Let’s take a look at all the considerations to determine whether or not it’s the right time for you to start your property journey. Individual circumstances Deciding whether … Read more

buy.a house when you're single

How To Buy a House When You’re Single

Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions of your life. If you decide to buy a house when you’re single, you may feel overwhelmed by the growing mountain of costs, especially if you’ve previously lived with someone and shared expenses. Often when we think of the cost of buying a house, we may not consider ALL of the costs involved. If you don’t take into account things like stamp duty, rates, insurance, furniture, landscaping and fencing, they may come as a big reality check later on. While this may seem like a difficult feat, it’s not impossible, with … Read more

Realistic property

Make a Realistic Property Decision in 5 Steps

Where do you buy? What suburb? What city? How much do I pay? These are the questions that most people jump straight into, yet the reality is that without an understanding of the purchase price someone has in mind, then the question of where, when and what just simply can’t be answered. You may as well be browsing for mansions in Toorak or Potts Point for fun! While many people jump straight ahead to browsing the property section, it’s important not to skip the personal evaluation part of the process. This is arguably one of the most pivotal steps in … Read more

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