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What you need to know before buying a home.

Fixer-Upper vs. Renovated Home - what's the better investment?

In the ever-evolving world of real estate, the age-old debate between fixer-uppers and renovated homes remains a hot topic of discussion, especially in the dynamic Sydney housing market. Whether you’re new to the market or looking for your forever home, choosing between these two options can be a daunting task.

We’ve broken down exactly what we think the best investment is, looking specifically at current markets and real opportunities. 

Here's our four non-negotiables when purchasing your home

the neighbourhood. A favourable aspect and position on the block can enhance natural light, energy efficiency, impact noise levels and overall comfort. If you’re a family, consider the backyard space or proximity to road noise and safety. 

essential services, shops, schools and public transport should be at the top of your list. Another important factor is ‘walkability’ which refers to the score a suburb receives based on how easy it is to walk to such amenities. 

bedrooms and their proximity to each other and the living areas. People value privacy, personal space and noise levels. Similarly, consider the scalability of the internal layout. Would it be easy to add a third bedroom or outdoor space to improve the liveability and potential returns of this property?

are close to amenities but don’t balance the lifestyle you’re likely looking for. When buying a home, you want to acquire an asset on the fringe so you can remain close to services but experience more space, more families and higher walkability scores. 

Of course, these aren’t the only four things you need to consider. In fact, we’d conservatively guess there are over 50 individual factors you need to consider before purchasing a property. 

And that’s why we exist. Not only do we have access to thousands of on and off-market opportunities, but we make sense of all of the data, considerations and questions to find you the perfect fit.  

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