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Buying Resources

LJ Hooker is Australia's most iconic real estate brand and with over 90 years experience, we've been successfully helping people buy Australian real estate for generations. We have an extensive library of articles, checklists, ebooks and online tools to help you find answers to all of your questions.

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The Ins and Outs of Buying Mortgagee in Possession Properties
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| Katrina Creer | 3 mins
The Ins and Outs of Buying Mortgagee in Possession Properties
Learn the ins and outs of buying Mortgagee in Possession properties as an investment strategy. Use this guide to navigate the risks and benefits of foreclosed purchases.
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Downsizing Done Right: Selling for a Smaller, Smarter Living
| Katrina Creer | 4 mins
Downsizing Done Right: Selling for a Smaller, Smarter Living
Learn the benefits of downsizing and how to transition to a smaller home! From selling to selecting, these tips will help guide you through the process.
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Buying Property in a Seller’s Market: Strategies for Success
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| Katrina Creer | 3 mins
Buying Property in a Seller’s Market: Strategies for Success
Discover strategies for buying property in a competitive market. From pre-approval to flexibility, learn how to navigate a seller's market successfully.
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Buying or Selling: 10 Essential Questions to Ask Your Agent
| Riley Howe | 5 mins
Buying or Selling: 10 Essential Questions to Ask Your Agent
Selling or buying a property, whether it is your home or an investment property, likely involves one of the biggest assets you will own.
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Heritage Properties: Preserving Value While Modernising
| Riley Howe | 4 mins
Heritage Properties: Preserving Value While Modernising
Learn how to sell a heritage property while preserving its historic value with modern updates. Find tips to boost your home's market appeal, here.
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The Impact of Local Amenities on Property Sales
| Riley Howe | 4 mins
The Impact of Local Amenities on Property Sales
Discover how local amenities like schools, shops, and parks impact property sales. Learn how to look for value-adding amenities in your local property market.
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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 buying process in your local area we have compiled the following step by step guides to buying property.

These in-depth guides walk you through the different ways you can buy property, where to do your local research, where to home hunt, what government websites are useful, what must go in your contracts of sale, what costs you will need to pay as these vary across Australia and what happens at time of settlement. 

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

Checklists, eBooks and FAQs

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Complete Moving Guide
Moving into your new home is an exciting experience. It’s a fresh start in a brand new property that you can customise and call your own.
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A Home That Looks Like You
DIY enthusiast Geneva Vanderzeil is all about creating beautiful spaces that are unique and individual.
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9 Essential Apartment Inspection Checklists
Discover the best way to thoroughly inspect an apartment, perfect for those inspecting a property for sale in person or remotely.
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Buying Real Estate FAQs
Buying a new property is both daunting and exciting, a true mixed bag of emotions. LJ Hooker, with offices across most of Australia's major cities, towns and suburbs are here to help you.
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Why buy with LJ Hooker
Why Buy with LJ Hooker
Buying a property can be a daunting prospect, especially if this is your first home purchase. Between open houses to visit, thousands of print and online advertisements to read and significant financial decisions to make, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
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First Home Buyer FAQs
Buying a new property is both daunting and exciting - it is a true mixed bag of emotions. LJ Hooker, with offices across most of Australia's major cities, towns and suburbs are are to help you.
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