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First Home Buyers Guide


Buy your first home with confidence!

A 2018 survey by ME Bank showed a concerning 61% of first home buyers would fail a simple property buying literacy quiz.

Get the new eBook, How To Buy Your First Home by property valuer Tim Stafford and learn about the 7 Steps you must complete before making the biggest financial decision of your life. Look Inside and read Step 1 for free.

How To Buy Your First Home

eBook $24.95

Buying your first home will be the biggest financial decision of your life, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the process, especially when you've never done it before.

If you're looking to acquire the knowledge and confidence to do it yourself, then this is the book you need.

Property valuer Tim Stafford has identified the 7 Steps you must complete before you purchase your first home - and with specific instructions on how to complete each step, you'll feel in complete control of the process.



Tim's clear and straightforward approach assumes you have only a basic understanding of how to buy a house. This book is full of practical examples, case studies, first home buyer tips and checklists that will ensure you understand and complete the most critical tasks. Instead of wasting your time trying to figure out what information you need and where to get it from, you'll have a everything you need right at your finger tips.

What you'll learn in this book:

  • Why home ownership is a key driver of wealth in Australia

  • Why first time home buyers need to follow the 'Buy and Hold' strategy

  • How much deposit you'll need to save and how much lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) you'll have to pay

  • What to look for at the open for inspection and what to do if you identify an issue

  • How to avoid overpaying for your first home

  • What to look for when reviewing the contract and the ins and outs of conveyancing

  • How to make an offer

If you follow Tim's simple step-by-step guide, you'll walk into your new home on the day the agent hands you the keys confident you've made the best decision of your life.

 "Learn from Tim's experiences and use his property knowledge to educate yourself so that you can make a smart, evidence based property decision"

Greville Pabst is a 'Buyers Agent' and Judge on The Block


A Note From The Lawyers!

Tim is an Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute and is a Certified Practicing Valuer (API 63220). You should consider any information provided to be general in nature as it does not take into consideration your personal situation. Information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute formal property advice. Before acting, you should consider seeking independent advice that is tailored specifically to your needs.

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