Expert home buying advice

A step by step guide for first time home buyers

First time home buyers can feel overwhelmed by the amount of information they need to process and understand. We, at Private Property understand this and have put together this page to explain the ins and outs of purchasing property. On this page, you will find articles and video content that explains the various aspects of searching for and buying a property.

If you’re planning on buying your first home soon, then this page will be a resource that you can’t do without.

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Financial Prep
Credit score, deposit & affordability
House Hunting
Different property types & things to consider
The Legal Stuff
Home loan approval and ownership transferral
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More tips for first time buyers

My family thinks it’s a mistake to buy a house
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Common pitfalls to avoid when buying property
A buyer usually knows far less about a property than its seller so it’s important for them to be familiar with common defects and contract clauses.
Points to ponder when buying your first home
While buying your home may be one of the most exciting things you will ever do, there are many pitfalls that first-time and even second time home buyers could fall into along the way.