Day: July 2, 2020

Ultimate Checklist for Buying a House

Most Americans consider buying a house as a significant life goal. Homeownership offers stability and a sense of security and safety and for some, it is an essential rite of passage into adulthood. As you pursue your dream of homeownership, it’s crucial to understand the many moving parts to the home buying process and protect yourself from the risk of becoming “house broke.” This ultimate checklist for buying a house will help you cover all your bases.

Know how much you can afford

Determining how much house you can afford is the first step in the buying a house checklist

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Olinda house by Bent Architecture an eco wonder one with nature

The Olinda house by Paul Porjazoski from Bent Architecture. Photo: Tatjana Plitt


When vet Matt decided to make a tree change and move to the Dandenong Ranges, he knew choosing the right location was crucial.

“It’s one of those areas where you really want someone with local knowledge to help you with where you buy, because there are good blocks and bad blocks,” he explained.

When he came across a 1.4ha site within walking distance of Olinda and Sassafras, he jumped at the chance to buy it, despite the fact the property was looking pretty unloved.

“The house and land

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