Working out your timetable is a powerful tool for turning your dreams to reality. We always encourage buyers to work out their timescale for buying a home in Australia in advance, as that gives you a checklist to go back against and milestones to work towards. In this, part two of Buying in Australia, we look at how to draw up this timescale for buying a home in Australia. Here’s what you need each month:
Setting up your timescale for buying a home in Australia
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|Six||Use our Australia news articles to narrow down your choices, preparing a list of must-haves and ‘definite nos’!
Speak to Smart Currency Exchange about how to set your budget. Remember that you won’t be able to access the interbank rate that you see on the news – so it’s essential to get a real idea of your actual budget once you change currencies.
If you’re not a cash buyer, have chat
|Five||Begin your in-depth property search
Make an appointment with a lawyer to talk about how best to structure this deal
|Four||Talk to estate agents about viewing trips for specific properties
Have detailed discussions with your lawyer and Smart Currency to ensure everything’s in place for when you want to make an offer.
|Three||Go to property exhibitions to meet sector experts and get answers to your questions
Contact FIRB for approval of the purchase
Make an offer and protect your budget with a currency specialist
Book a survey, if required.
|Two||Submit contract of sale
Organise removals from the UK
Ensure utilities will be connected
Make your final payment and sign sale contract
Receive your keys and move in
Buying in Australia
If you’re thinking of making 2019 your year to buy in Australia, don’t miss the upcoming final three parts of this series. Or, in the meantime, download the entire guide for free below. And if you missed Part One, read it here, about decision-making.