Buying Information

Speak with your financier or your Finance Consultant to arrange the best loan to suit your needs.  If you don’t have one, we can certainly refer you to an outstanding mortgage broker.

Prepare a short list of preferred suburbs that suit your lifestyle, bearing in mind affordability and accommodation requirements.

Research sales in those preferred suburbs. Inspect every property in your preferred suburb so you have a feel for the prices. Attend all open homes and auctions in the area.

Develop a relationship with one of our professional team. Your Cooke & Associate Property Agent will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and also inform you how you can register on our website to automatically receive notification of any new listings before they hit the market.

When you find a property that suits your requirements, ask your agent to provide a copy of the sale contract and to take you through the ins and outs of the contract.

If you are considering making an offer, we recommend that you contact your Cooke & Associates Property Agent promptly who can guide you if you are in any way unsure of the process and what is required to proceed.

Once negotiations have been finalised, and the contract dated, you will be required to pay the nominated deposit. Your deposit will be held in a trust account until settlement.

Your Consultant can help you arrange a building and pest  inspection to make sure you are aware of any possible major defects and will also attend the building and pest inspection on your behalf.

Following your solicitors or conveyancer’s advice on the sale contract and taking into consideration the building report, you are now able to make an informed decision to proceed with the purchase of the property.

Under the contract terms and conditions you are given an opportunity to do a pre-settlement inspection.  We advise this is done no later than 48 hours prior to settlement to ensure that the property is in the same condition as when you last inspected it, and that all are as per the contract you signed.