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Why buy with LJ Hooker

There's nothing more exciting than buying a property. Still, it can quickly become overwhelming, especially if this is your first purchase. Between scouring online listings to find your dream home, attending numerous open house inspections, organising finances and negotiating, there is a lot to know and think about.

Enlisting the help of a trusted real estate agent can help you navigate the often tricky world of real estate. At LJ Hooker, we can help and provide you with expert advice and assistance relevant to your local property market.

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Different ways to buy real estate

There are different ways you can use to purchase a property, and understanding them all with their pros and cons is an essential step of the buying journey. It may seem a little daunting, but with the help of a real estate agent to guide you, you will be just fine.

In Australia, there are four main selling methods: auction, private treaty, tender and expressions of interest.

Buying guides for your State or Territory

When it comes to buying real estate, each State and Territory has different rules and regulations.

To help you navigate the process in your local area, we have compiled the following step-by-step guides to buying property.

These comprehensive guides will walk you through the different ways you can buy property, where to do your local research, what government websites to check, what must go in your contracts of sale, the incurred costs as these vary across Australia, what happens at the time of settlement, and more.

Select your state or territory and get up to speed on all you need to know about buying property. 

First home buyers guides for your State or Territory

Buying real estate for the first time differs in each state and territory in Australia. To help you, we have compiled the following in-depth state and territory guides for first home buyers. 

These guides will walk you through the different ways you can buy in your state or territory, what type of research to do and where to get answers, how to find a property, the available grants and schemes and how to claim them, and much more.

We also review the costs of buying real estate and provide an overview of state and territory rules around real estate contracts, conveyancing and settlements.

The cost of buying real estate

Understanding the different costs involved when buying a new home is important as it all adds up

Before you look for a brand new home, you’ll need to prepare yourself financially. Buying a new home is expensive, so it’s important you plan ahead as best as you can.

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Benefit from our expertise

Buying a property can be a steep learning curve, especially if this is your first home purchase. We can help you make sense of it all with our comprehensive buying guides, articles, eBooks, FAQs and checklists.

Understanding the Buying Process
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Understanding the Buying Process
Are you looking to buy but are finding the process overwhelming? Here is a simple view of the key steps you need to understand to ensure your buying journey is as smooth as possible.
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The Importance of Inspections
The Importance of Inspections
For most people buying a first home is a significant investment and to help safe guard you from buying a property with issues that might cost you thousands, it is critical you spend ample time inspecting the property yourself and asking the agent the right questions.
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A Guide To Getting Ready To Buy a House
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A Guide To Getting Ready To Buy a House
When is the right time to buy a house? For some, that is the million-dollar question.
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How to Prepare and Bid Wisely at Your First Auction Day
How to Prepare and Bid Wisely at Your First Auction Day
Buying real estate at an auction is an exciting and fast-paced experience and when it is your first time it can be even more daunting. Here is a look into what you should do before auction, on auction day and some tips for buying at auction for the first time.
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Property Conveyancing and Settlement
Whether you are buying or selling a home, the transfer of title and signing of legal documents forms an important part of the process. This is called conveyancing and it can be daunting, especially because each state and level of government has different laws and requirements on property purchases.
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How To Buy a Home as a Couple
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How To Buy a Home as a Couple
To help you find your new love nest and make sure things run as smoothly as possible, we put together these five steps to buy a home as a couple.
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Moving home soon?

LJ Hooker Assist is here to help make it a stress-free time so you can settle into your new neighbourhood. We offer a free connection service plus other great options. 

 
Experience LJ Hooker Assist
  1. The free, no stress way to arrange all of your home moving needs.
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  3. Arrange your core home moving needs in one call.
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