Congratulations on going unconditional! You’re on the homeward stretch toward getting the keys to your new home.

If you’re a new home buyer who’s never been through this process before, it’s tough to know what to expect. I always like to be straight with my clients about all the steps involved between going unconditional and settlement day. There’s no point keeping anyone in the dark when such a huge, important purchase is concerned.

Congratulations! You’ve made your way through the tough process of attending countless open homes, securing finance, getting your ducks in a row, and making an offer on a property. Your hard work has paid off – you’re now the proud owner of a new home. You’ve waited so long to get to this day that you may not realise that there are still a few steps to complete to ensure the home is really yours. Here’s what still needs to be done to ensure a smooth sale.

You’ve found a new home that suits your needs, and you’ve completed your pre-purchase checks. Now it’s time to make your offer. There are three main ways of making an offer on a new property. The seller will be the one who chooses how they accept offers.

You walked into an amazing property, felt the sun on your face from the north-facing deck, chosen the kids’ bedrooms, and planned where you’d put your coffee machine on the kitchen bench. Now all that’s left is to actually buy the place. Before you put in an offer, there are a few important steps you need to take to ensure your dream home doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Here’s our checklist for what to do once you find a property you want to buy.

Hunting for your new home is great fun. You get to stand in different types of houses and imagine your new life inside the walls. There are so many different styles and features to choose from, no matter what your taste, you’re bound to find the right home out there for you. Armed with your list of must haves, nice to haves, and dream features, you’ll be able to locate several homes that might fit the bill. Here’s what you need to do in order to make the house hunt go smoothly.