4 Websites to Visit Before Buying

Research is key before signing the sales contract on what can arguably become the biggest financial investment you’re likely to make in your life. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and found the websites which provide a tonne of relevant and free information which you should avail yourself of before deciding where to buy.

Here they are:

1. Residex provides a comprehensive and free suburb report which includes gold such as median house and unit values, suburb demographic, specific street information and the recent market activity. You can also sign up for their monthly newsletter which provides additional information throughout your search.

2. www.OnTheHouse.com.au offers a suburb research function which, when you input your suburb of choice, generates recent property data including average house and unit prices, distance from the CBD, population and rental yields.

3. Real Estate View also provides a free suburb report alongside recent sales and auction results, median prices and suburb profiles. There are also paid options which provide even more in depth data should you need it.

4. www.finder.com.au is a great one stop shop which offers 14 free online calculators, information guides, a free question answering service and a great home loan comparison service. Definitely check this one out.

Remember to invest the time in gathering as much information as you can before committing to a purchase. It will stand you in good stead when it comes time to make an offer as you’ll have a good handle on the current market conditions.