Useful Tips

Property Checklist #1 initial

Finding a property can be a challenge, especially when you have so many different considerations to take into account. Give yourself a head start through determining your ‘must have’ features compared to those you could possibly live without.

Essential Preferable Handy
LOCATION
Close to work
Close to school
Close to parks/sports facilities
Close to shops/cafes
Close to medical facilities
Close to leisure & entertainment (eg cinemas)
Close to public transport
Close to family and friends
INTERNAL FEATURES
Separate dining room
Separate or extra living area
Guest room/area
Additional toilet/bath
Study or office
Modern/updated kitchen
Built-in heating/cooling system
Built-in wardrobes
Lots of indoor/outdoor storage
EXTERNAL FEATURES
Fully-fenced yard
Double/lock-up garage or workshop
Gas cooking/heating
Outdoor area (if unit – courtyard or balcony)
Off-street car parking
North facing aspect
Swimming pool
Security system
Fully renovated/landscaped – no work required
Requires renovation/landscaping – work required
No steps
Low maintenance
Street lighting