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Tips For Home Shopping this Spring 2016

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So you’re about to do some home shopping huh? Get your cash or cheque book, your important documents ready, even tag your spouse along, because you are about to make a major decision in your life – BUYING A HOUSE.

A bit nervous? Don’t be. We got here some fine and practical tips that you can consider before purchasing that property!


Be Prepared

A bit broad, but there’s no better to tell it as it is.

Being prepared means that everything needed is already taken care of. From important documents such as mortgage pre-approval and of course, the money you will use to purchase a house. By getting a pre-approval, it just makes you a better candidate on landing the property you are eyeing.


Find a Trusted Agent

Before making a purchase, make sure that you have an agent that you can trust. According to, using a real estate agent is great because it will cost you nothing.

Look around because there are many competent and trustworthy residential property brokers in Victoria that are waiting for you to help you get your dream home.


Attend Home Buying Seminars

We advise you to take home buying seminars – if you can. Look at it this way, before doing something, you want to learn the ins and outs of it right? It’s also the same when it comes to buying a house, especially if you’re a first time buyer.

Home Buying Seminars offer tons of information that you can really apply when purchasing your brand new home, what’s more, it usually offers free food! Win-Win!


Lower Your Expectations

We don’t mean to be a Debbie downer, but it’s best to lower your expectations. Don’t expect to get the perfect deal for a perfect house and vice versa.

A house in a prime area will cost a tremendous amount of money and your agent can only do so much. In fact, you might not even get a discount at all since there are also other people interested in the property you are eyeing and they are willing to buy it for a full price, and then some.


In addition, if you ever get lucky and manage to purchase the house, don’t be disappointed when it’s not as perfect as it seems. Houses, like many other structures, have its own share of defects. If it’s not that major, it’s best to be content and just remedy it later.


Just remember this. What you’re buying is a “used” home, so it’ll already have its own share of wear and tear.

Confidentiality Agreement

In Consideration of the Vendor of the subject business, or any other business introduced to the Proposed Purchaser and their agent National Brokers Network (“the agent”) providing information to the Prospective Purchaser, the Prospective Purchaser agrees:

1. To keep all information provided confidential in respect to the subject business and any other business introduced to the Prospective Purchaser by the Agent.
2. That no information is to be disclosed by the Prospective Purchaser to any third party without consent by the Agent;
3. That it will not use for themselves. Or for others benefit, such information other than to Purchase the subject business or other business introduced by the Agent;
4. That any agreement to purchase the whole or portion of the business shall be exclusively through the Agent;
5. To immediately return to the Agent all such information and other details in written form including any drawings and any copies made of written information, notes, summaries or extracts of any document therefor if any when requested by the Agent;
6. Under no circumstances will the Prospective Purchaser make direct contact with the vendor of the subject business or other introduced business without the prior written consent of the Agent;
7. If the Prospective Purchaser breaches this agreement or buys the business direct from the Vendor, the Prospective purchaser is liable to and indemnifies the Agent for any and all losses the agent may incur including economic loss and loss of income.v

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