Interest in buying property is at an all time high. But while everyone s talking about it, the number of people actually doing it isn t escalating at the same rate. The reason is simple: would–be buyers are being held back by fears that they ll choose the wrong property, and pay too much for it, too. Find the Right Property, Buy at the Right Price is here to help, putting author Melissa Opie s 25–year history in real estate at your fingertips so that you can be certain you re making the right decision.
Part of the reason buyers are so worried about making a bad deal is that the market moves so fast and current information dates quickly. Every quarter, newspapers all over Australia print median house prices, indicating which areas have gone up and by how much. But there s so much more information a buyer needs to feel confident before dipping their toes in the property–buying waters. With this book in hand, you ll have that all–important extra knowledge.
- Answers key questions like Which properties should I target in these boom areas? and How do I know I m paying the right price?
- Distils property–buying rhetoric in a simple, easy–to–follow way
- Features numerous case studies and real–life examples to help illustrate strategies and potential pitfalls
- Includes checklists to help you make sure you aren t missing anything when buying a property
Find the Right Property, Buy at the Right Price is here to allay your property–buying fears. From a respected expert with an impeccable track record, it s the only book you need to make a responsible, informed, and profitable purchase.
About the author ix
Part I: Finding the right property 1
1 A fast–moving train: the property market 3
2 Defi ning your property goals 15
3 Buying a home versus buying an investment 21
4 Where to buy 29
5 What to buy 47
6 Choosing the right property 67
Part II: Buying at the right price 99
7 Preparing to buy 101
8 Determining market price 113
9 Property selling methods 127
10 Negotiating the purchase 143
11 Using a buyer s advocate and other professionals 157
12 Ensuring ongoing success 167
Appendix: useful resources 183