Buying Real Estate

Buying real estate is about the biggest financial commitment and decision you will ever have to make. However, it is also an exciting turning point, one that will almost certainly make the most impact on your lifestyle.

For many it will be something never done before. Selecting the right property, in the right area, organising finance and negotiating the sale – it can be a little daunting. Yet it is not as complicated as you may think and there are many ways your First National Real Estate agent can help.

What kind of home are you looking for?

The first step is to decide what kind of home will suit your tastes and lifestyle. Establish family priorities – don’t forget to include the kids in the discussion! Anticipate potential changes in lifestyle: size of family, job changes etc. Consider extracurricular activities and school when choosing your new home.

What can you afford?

Establish the price range you can afford – even before you start looking at homes, First National Real Estate can help by assisting you to determine both your priorities and potential price range.

Start hunting!

Prepare a short list of preferred suburbs that suit your lifestyle, bearing in mind affordability and accommodation requirements. Research sales in those preferred suburbs. Inspect every property in your preferred suburb so you have a feel for the prices. Attend all open homes in the area.

You’ve found it…

There are two ways of buying a home – auction or private sale. Offers to purchase may be made in two ways – unconditional (commitment to buy the house as listed at the price agreed) and conditional (you will buy if certain conditions are met, e.g.: a soil test of the property). At auction, make sure you keep your financial limit in mind. Remember, once you have made a bid, it cannot be withdrawn.

What happens on settlement day?


  • The lender authorises payment of the loan, and payment is made to the vendor;
  • You (or your solicitor) authorise the vendor to collect the deposit money that has been held by the real estate agent, in trust;
  • You receive a signed transfer of title deed and your solicitor or bank will arrange for the Registrar
  • General to register the transfer and the loan;
  • You pay the stamp duty on the home loan;
  • You are given the keys and the house is yours!

Request a copy of our FREE Home Buyers Guide
for information on home loans, what you should do at auction, essential checklists and worksheets and understanding technical and legal terms.

Franco Building

Buying a home is for many of us one of the biggest decisions that we would ever make. At Franco Builders, building a house is not just about bricks and mortar, to add your personal touch requires styling, design and decoration. We pride ourselves on offering you the ability to individualise your home and endevour to make it as simple and stress free as possible. That's the commitment to you during the building journey. Franco Building is with you every step of the way from the moment you see your house in plan form until you walk through the front door for the first time.

New Homes

Here is your chance to get in early and take your pick from 1 of 6 single story Townhouses. Featuring 2 bedroom’s with B.I.R’s open plan living, split system heating/cooling, electric appliances including dishwasher, verticals blinds, single lockable garage’s and small courtyard, within an easy walk to the medical centre, main street and schools.
Townhouse 1 - $199,000
Townhouse 2 - SOLD
Townhouse 3 - $207,500
Townhouse 4 - $215,000
Townhouse 5 - $205,000
Townhouse 6 - UNDER CONTRACT

Detailed plans & specifications are available from our office 73 Commercial Street, Korumburra