How to buy a property in Australia

It is called the Australian dream, buying a House. Currently, home ownership in Australia is
at peak. Australia's home ownership rate of 70 percent is among the highest in the world.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average value of a purchased home in
Australia is $400,000 for first-time home buyers, and $480,000 for changeover buyers. If
you're a first time home buyer, you may be eligible for a First Home Owner Grant.
  Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Perth
Adelaide
Canberra
Hobart
Darwin
Real estate
Expensive
30-35% cheaper than in
Sydney.
Far more
competitively
priced than
Sydney or
Melbourne
Relatively cheap real
estate
Cheapest real
estate in Australia
Cheap
Very
Cheap
 
Weather
Great, Humid and
Hot in Summer.
Moderate Winter
Temp.
Winter is very cold
(reaches Zero), grey
skies in Winter
Wonderful climate
(21C in winter)
Summer is
relatively wet and
humid.
The best climate in
Australia: moderate
in winter, hot and dry
in summer.
Winter is cold and
wet, Summer is
hot and dry.
Cold in winter (-5C
Summer is hot and
dry. Wonderful
Autumn.
Temp. in high
summer is 22C.
Hot and humid in
Summer.
Job Market
Vibrant Economy
Centre for Australia's
manufacturing industry
Fast growing and
diversifying
Mining and
Resources based
industries.
Difficult in
general, but good
for teachers and
nurses.
Federal government
city (Australian
citizenship is required
for most federal
government jobs)
Very difficult.
Fast growing
helped by close
proximity to Asia
years.
Suitable for
Singles and
Couples, not for
families
Families would find
Melbourne more livable
compared to Sydney.
Family life.
Families would find
the beaches and
parks just terrific.
If you can find a
job!
Diplomats.
Retirement
Population is
100,000
Living in Sydney is different
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Location Location. By doing extra research in the preliminary stage, you are more likely to find
a home in your desired location because having a definite price in mind will focus your house
hunting exercise.

Choosing a Home mortgage that will work with you to provide you with the best rates and
fees possible will help you determine how much you can afford to spend on your new home.
Often, this step is best done with the help of online research tools and leading independent
mortgage resources. Click here.

Once you have selected a home mortgage provider, they will work with you to prequalify you
for a loan. This process could take from couple of hours to a week. They will determine how
much you can afford to spend and re-pay them. The pre-qualification is not the same thing as
approval, but rather, a guideline that gives you a dollar amount that you should qualify for
given the information you provided. Only after these two steps you can exercise your property
hunting.

When you have found the home of your dreams, your morgage broker will be able to give you
an advice on the next steps. After making your offer, the process of actually obtaining your
loan should be straightforward and speedy considering your have been prequalified. By
doing some extra research in the preliminary stage of property searching and by taking
advantage of current developments in today’s booming market such as the First Home
Owner Grant, you can move into your home sooner, with less hassle and with a better
mortgage.

Where Should you buy? This is a very interesting question. Think of your job situation,
whether you are renting or buying a house, what type of weather do you like, and where your
friends’ community is. Thus Table should give you some hints.