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LJ Hooker is Australasia's most iconic real estate brand and with more than 90 years experience, we've been successfully helping people buy real estate for generations. We have an extensive library of articles, checklists, ebooks and online tools to help you find answers to all of your questions.

 

Latest blog articles about buying residential property

| Lyall Russell | 3 mins
Caution Over Confidence: Buyers Tread Lightly in Current Property Market
Discover the latest insights on the property market stabilization and appraisal trends. LJ Hooker Group reports a surge in appraisals, showcasing growing confidence in the market's stability.
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Making Your Home Appealing for a Winter Sale
| Lyall Russell | 3 mins
Essential Questions to Ask When Buying or Selling Property
Essential questions to ask when buying or selling property. Get expert advice on property history, market analysis, zoning regulations, legal issues, and more.
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| Lyall Russell | 4 mins
Community Connections: The Role of Facilities in Shaping Property Values
Discover how local facilities shape property values and lifestyle choices. From schools to public transport, find out how facilities impact the real estate market.
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| Lyall Russell | 4 mins
Compact Living: Tips for Transforming Small Spaces
Transform your small living space into a stylish haven with these compact living tips. Maximise space, embrace simplicity, and invest wisely for a functional and efficient home.
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| Lyall Russell | 6 mins
The Changing Face of Property Investment in New Zealand
Explore the evolving trends shaping property investment in New Zealand, from sustainability and technology to changing demographics and alternative ownership models.
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| Lyall Russell | 6 mins
Choosing Wisely: Urban or Regional Property Investment
Discover the pros and cons of urban vs regional property investments to make a wise choice for maximizing returns. Learn how location impacts your investment objectives and long-term goals.
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Buying guides for your state or territory

When it comes to buying real estate each state and territory has different rules and regulations. To help you navigate the buying process in your local area we have compiled the following step by step guides to buying property.

These in-depth guides walk you through the different ways you can buy property, where to do your local research, where to home hunt, what government websites are useful, what must go in your contracts of sale, what costs you will need to pay as these vary across Australia and what happens at time of settlement. 

Select your state or territory and get up to speed on all you need to know about buying property. 

Checklists, eBooks and FAQs

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Complete Moving Guide
Moving into your new home is an exciting experience. It’s a fresh start in a brand new property that you can customise and call your own.
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Open House Inspection Checklist
Our open house inspection checklist is your ultimate evaluation tool. This handy checklist will guide you through what to look for in each room and space of the property you are inspecting to help you determine if this is the home for you.
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Essential Apartment Inspection Checklist
Discover the best way to thoroughly inspect an apartment, perfect for those inspecting a property for sale in person or remotely.
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Benefit from our expertise

Buying FAQs
Buying FAQs
When it comes to buying property, an experienced LJ Hooker agent will help you through the process. Read our Buying FAQs for answers to common questions.
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Quick Guide to Buying at Auction
Quick Guide to Buying at Auction
Our quick guide will prepare you for what to expect when you buy property at Auction.
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Finance and Home Loans FAQs
Finance and Home Loans FAQs
An important thing to consider when looking to buy real estate, is how will you finance your purchase? Find out answers to commonly asked questions on Home Loans to help you with your research.
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