Property Buying Tips For Hope Island Gold Coast
At Hope Island Resort Realty we are aware of how exciting it is to be purchasing a new home. You are making plans for the future, choosing a home in an area that appeals to you and investing in one of the safest methods known for acquiring wealth. At Hope Island Resort Realty we are here to help you along the way with some useful tips.
Get Your Finance Organised
There is nothing more disappointing than finding your dream home, only to miss out because of finance issues. For this reason it is essential to have your finance in place before you start to look so when you find your dream home, you can take steps to secure it.
Working with a good mortgage broker or financier can help you determine exactly how much you can spend on a property. You have to take into account set up fees, stamp duties, taxes and other fees as well as the purchase price of the property.
Searching For Your New Home
Now you have a budget in mind for your property, it’s time to start searching for your new home.
A good place to start when looking to buy property in Hope Island or Gold Coast is through our VIP Club
The Hope Island Resort Realty VIP club is like your introduction to living in the Hope Island area. Register your details and not only will you be kept up to date with regular property updates and information about the area, but you be notified as soon as new properties come onto the market.
The Early Bird Gets The Worm!
Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home
Once you have chosen your new home make sure you ask all the questions. Here are some examples:
There is an old adage, "there is no such thing as a stupid question" so please do not hesitate to ask if you are unsure.
Offers and Contracts For Buying In Queensland
Now that you have decided on your new home, the next step is the to make an offer. In Queensland the offer is made on a contract.
We will guide you through the contract process and also draw up a contract for you to either take to your Solicitors for their perusal before signing. You may however be comfortable signing the contract with one of our friendly staff prior to taking to your solicitor.
Signing a contract is not something to be taken lightly.In order to draw up a contract, you will be asked for:
You will be advised to have a building inspection and pest inspection done on the property and also asked whether the contract would need to have any special clauses such as subject to finance or subject to your house selling on a certain date. Your Solicitor can be the person to set these clauses on your behalf.
Settlements and Inspections
The day before settlement, you have the right to a pre-settlement inspection. We will accompany you to ensure all is correct before the big day.
Please ensure your solicitor notifies us just as soon as settlement has occurred so there is no delay in handing over the keys to your new home.