A guide to Buying Real Estate Property Reports
Buying property can be a minefield, but it doesn’t need to be. If you approach it the right way, you should find the home you want, for the price you can afford. Our reports help you make sense of where to live and what property to buy.
Choosing Where to Live
Choosing where to live depends on many factors. Is the property convenient to work, schools, shopping, entertainment and other facilities? Will I need to drop the kids off at school or can they catch the bus or walk? Convenience to local amenities can save time and money but you may also pay more for homes in these areas. Are you looking for an area that is ‘up and coming’ or already established? What suburbs can you afford and what are the trends for that neighbourhood.
To answer all of these questions use our Community Reports to research the suburbs and towns that you are interested in. Here you will find information on local schools, shops, public transport, entertainment and also in-depth market and demographic statistics.
Finding Suitable Properties
So you have chosen where to live, now to check out properties in the area. Print out a map and go have a look! You may also want to purchase a Local Sales Report which lists up to 20 recent sales in the area. Note down the addresses of any properties you are interested in and when you get home do some research on Zoodle. Type in the addresses and save the properties to My Zoodle – It doesn’t matter if the home is for sale as we list nearly every property in New Zealand. Looking at a broad base of existing properties will give you a better understanding of the local area and what properties are worth.
So you’ve found the neighbourhood you want to live in and think that there should be nice homes just waiting for you. Now what? The best way to find suitable properties for sale is to search one of the real estate websites such as realestate.co.nz. You can add any of the house for sale to My Zoodle and download property reports for any of these properties. When you go out to open homes or viewings you will be fully informed and loaded with information about area, ready to make an informed decision on the local houses for sale.
So you are ready to buy?
So you’ve found the right house, in the right location. What now? It’s time to get all the details on the property and determine the fair value of the house. Our Home Valuer Report gives you an estimated market value of the property and will let you know approximately how much the house could be worth in today’s market. Our Comprehensive Property Report also gives you a large aerial image and boundary map to see where the properties boundaries lie, a suburb map, more detailed information on local sales, Certificate of Title details and title transactions. All of this information will help you make an informed decision on the property you are looking at.
If everything looks good then it’s time to make an offer. Good luck!