Home-Buying Tips for young people and first home buyers from the real estate experts Century 21 Gold in Manurewa.
Being young and buying your first property can be an exciting time, but it also can be a daunting and long process. The award-winning team at Century 21 Gold have put together some tips using their expertise and knowledge that will help young and first home buyers.
We recommend first creating a list of the type of home you are looking for and prioritising things that are must haves. Your first home may not be your dream home. Fine-tune what your expectations are, then focus on the features that are really important to you, then concentrate on finding a house that ticks 75 per cent of the boxes.
One of the biggest factors that has been holding young people back from becoming homeowners is the financing. Once you set a budget make sure you stick to it. First-time home buyers are more likely to exceed their budget than repeat buyers. “House shopping with a secure budget in mind will also help when it comes time to make an offer,” advises Derryn.
It's easy to want houses that meet your current needs. But if you plan to start a family, it may be better to buy a larger home now that you can grow into. Think about what your future needs will be and whether the home you’re looking will suit it.
Make the most of open houses and pay close attention to the home’s overall condition, and be aware of any smells, stains or items that are damage. “Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions about the home, such as when it was built, when items were last replaced and how old key systems like heating are,” advises Derryn.
Real Estate agents are property experts and the friendly team at Century 21 Gold Real Estate in Manurewa can provide personal, reliable advice for first-home buyers. They have helped countless first-home buyers and young people get onto the property ladder.
Contact Century 21 Gold Real Estate Manurewa:
Address: 25 Station Road Manurewa Auckland 2102
Postal Address: PO Box 75459 Manurewa Auckland 2243
Phone: 09 267 8980
Fax: 09 267 8982
Phone: 0274 587 724