Braith and Jodi Anasta have recently moved into a two bedroom apartment in Sydney’s Randwick whilst they search for their ‘forever home’. They spoke with Jules Sebastian as part of the web series Australia Lives Here and shared some of the advice that they have learnt throughout their real estate journey.
1. Spend some time renting in the area you’re looking to buy (which the couple are currently doing)
The plan is to buy our dream home in the eastern suburbs…We want to be able to look around while we are living here, get to know the area.
2. Know the type of property you are looking for
We don’t want a massive house. We want something modern, on the water or with water views in the eastern suburbs.
3. Think ‘down the track’
You have to look down the track. It’s going to be your dream house, your family home or somewhere you are for a long period of time, prepare for it, put the hard work into that process…..Our house in Clovelly was going to be our dream home, but once Jodi got pregnant realistically it wasn’t actually our dream home.
4. Consider the lifestyle you want
(In Randwick) we have lots of great cafes and restaurants, we can walk everywhere….It’s really safe too, I feel safe walking around at night and that’s a major factor. You cannot know that until you have been in an area for a while.
You can view the episode of Australia Lives Here – here!
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