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Buying with Harcourts

What we do for you


 

| Finding Your Home:

When you visit Harcourts North Lakes – Mango Hill, your dedicated Harcourts real estate consultant will begin by showing you suitable properties, which are on the market right now. You will see photographs and detailed descriptions of all the properties we have listed which meet your requirements and when you see something you like, they will arrange a visit.

 

 

| Your wish list:

We often hear "but the agent didn't listen to me!" While this may be true of some agents, your Harcourts consultant is trained to listen – not to talk.
Knowing your requirements early really helps us help you. Sometimes however, your circumstances and priorities can change. Often, we will check with you to ensure we remain on track.

Facts that help us in finding you the right property include:

  • Suburb/s

  • Price range

  • Number of bedrooms

  • Style of home

  • Proximity to childcare/primary and secondary schools

  • Garden size

  • Driveway access and/or garaging

  • Special requirements e.g. no stairs

 

 

 

| Your essentials:

It is important that we know the absolute most important features you want in a property and will not compromise on. They may include:

  • A separate office / study

  • Sun aspect

  • Security

  • Garaging or mooring for a boat

  • Low maintenance grounds


These requirements are unique to each buyer. Also give some thought to features you most definitely do not want in a property.

 

 

| Inspecting properties:

Your consultant will show you those properties that best fit your requirements. This will be at times to suit you and the owner of the property. You will be kept informed of all changes relating to the properties you have viewed and you will be advised of new properties as they come on the market. Talk to your consultant about how you want to receive new property information i.e. via email, text or phone call.


Inspections of properties take time. We recommend you do not rush or disregard too quickly. Try not to judge a property from the outside only. Some properties have little or no street appeal, but have much to offer inside. An inspection might confirm your first impression but may pleasantly surprise you.


When the right property presents itself be prepared to make an offer. We will encourage you to do so as many people have found their perfect home and missed it because they didn’t take the opportunity when it was available to them.

 

 

| Have you arranged your finances?

You don’t need to wait until you’ve found a property before you arrange finance. It’s a good idea to find out first just how much you can borrow – that way you know what price bracket to start looking in and what level of repayments you’re comfortable with. The problem that most people face today, however, is “which home loan is the right one for me?” There are so many options when it comes to banks, products, rates, terms and fees. With the purchase of such a large investment, you need to be confident that you have made the right financial choice.


Mortgage Express is a team of banking and financial specialists who can give you expert advice, at a place and time convenient to you - and at no cost. Their team of consultants represent a range of banks, building societies and non-bank lenders. Their advice is unbiased so can focus on your needs. Mortgage Express eliminates the need for any bank interviews. Once you have seen them, you immediately have the choice of many lenders and they will often get better terms than the bank will offer you direct. They also can arrange funds for your deposit once your offer is accepted. The advice is free and there is no obligation. Talk to your consultant and they will put you in touch with a mortgage representative.


Current Listings: http://northlakes.harcourts.com.au/Property/Residential/1

 

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