Here’s just a few of the questions we’ve been asked recently. Don’t forget to check out our Resources.

Is there a cooling of period if I list a property with an agent?

This will depend upon the arrangement with your agent, but generally not. At Evoke Realty, we recommend you list your property ‘For sale’ only when you are ready to sell and you have selected your preferred agent.

Do you need a building inspection before you buy?

So you can avoid any nasty surprises once you’ve moved in, Evoke Realty recommends getting a comprehensive building inspection as it could ultimately influence your decision to purchase the property.

Are final inspections really necessary?

No matter how excited you are about purchasing your new house or unit, it is prudent to undertake a final inspection to ensure that the property is still in the same condition it was when you negotiated the deal.

Where do I begin with buying my first home?

Entering the property market for the first time can be extremely daunting, with a lot of new real estate jargon to get your head around and big decisions to make. The old saying is true ‘knowledge is power’. Do your market research.

Home many homes should I inspect when looking for a property?

At Evoke realty we recommend looking at enough properties to gain an understanding of the current market you are looking in it enables you to work out if the property you are interested in buying represents value for money.

How much should I be budgeting for?

Ideally, you’d want to save around 10 to 20 per cent of the purchase price of the home. If you do manage to save 20 per cent of the purchase price for your deposit, you will also avoid paying Lender’s Mortgage Insurance.