From the moment you sign the dotted line to when you put the key in the door of your new home, things can move at light speed, especially if it is your first home and you are traversing the realm of the unknown. There are so many jobs to attend to – arranging finance, pest inspections, building inspections, enlisting solicitors, government searches, packing, hiringremovalists , the list goes on.
Needless to say, preparation is one the most important steps to ensuring a stress-free settlement process. The following list contains things that can and should be organised before signing a contract:
- Loan Pre-Approval
- Building and Pest Inspector not the actual inspection but who you will use
- Solicitor/Conveyancer understand the costs (professional, searches and government charges)
The big advice with the above items is to research, research and research. Ask friends and family for recommendations or referrals ““ they are companies’ best form of marketing, be it positive or negative. Don’t limit your options to only referrals, separate research will ensure the products or the people you hire match your requirements.
Once you have found the perfect property and signed the dotted line, all that preparation will fall neatly into place.