Finding your first home

It’s the day you’ve been waiting for. You’ve finally pulled your deposit together, after saving like crazy and getting your finances into top shape.

The next exciting phase awaits!

Once you have a deposit together it’s time to start hunting for your first home. But before you go racing off to open homes, take a moment to brush up on some real estate basics here.

In this stage, we’ll help you understand what to look for, some of the research you should do (including which report to get before you put an offer in), and the questions to ask when buying a house, other potential costs of buying a house, and the different ways you can buy property. Start here and you’ll be ready to hit the streets in no time, armed with all the intel you need!

Everyone needs a Kylie

Before Shelley and Deon bought their first home, they got themselves a Kylie.See how Kylie made their first home journey that much easier.

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