Learn the Search ProcessThere are a multitude of websites and property apps in the market. Find the ones that suit you and lock down a budget and specifications and get looking. Local agents also know about many unlisted properties which are for sale. Engaging with a local agent can help you find exactly what you are looking for. The big two websites are www.realestate.com.au and domain.com.au .
Attend the Home Opens
Photos paint a picture however nothing can beat attending a home open in person and getting the full picture! The more you attend the more you will feel at ease with the valuation of local Perth properties. East Perth and Perth City have most of their home opens on Saturdays.
Sort out your finances
Talking to a mortgage broker or bank can give you peace of mind when determining your budget. Knowing your individual budget from the outset will help you choose the right properties to look at! This tip will save you time and give you a better chance at locating and securing your dream property.
Look at the amenities and strata fees
Many Perth city apartments feature hotel styled, shared facilities. Well researched buyers will know that shared facilities come with associated strata fees. A good comparison to make is to look at what amenities each apartment has and compare the quarterly strata fees.
Look for a prime neighborhood
Government spending on infrastructure brings an uplift to the whole area. Local amenities like public transport links, parks, shopping centres and sporting facilities all add value. With the Perth Government spending billions of dollars on the new Perth Stadium, Elizabeth Quay and the Perth City Link – Perth City and East Perth are primed to reap the benefits of the huge infrastructure spending!