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Things to consider when looking for property

May 10, 2021 10:00 am by Upside

If you’re buying property, whether it’s for the first or fifth time, there are lots of important things to consider. In the excitement of inspections and auctions, it can be easy to forget to ask certain questions or to consider the practicalities of a property’s location, layout or state of repair.

Buying a house or apartment is something that most people will only do every 5-10 years, so even if you’ve done it before, it’s always worth taking a refresher to make sure you’ve covered all your bases. After all, there’s a lot at stake if you overlook an important detail – not only money-wise, but also for your own happiness and wellbeing.

So, we’ve put together this checklist of things to look for when inspecting a house to buy – for both the interior and exterior of the property, what questions to ask agents, and how to choose the right neighbourhood for you. All of these factors come together to make the perfect home, but it’s essential to take a methodical approach to make sure you’re covered.

If you’re looking to buy and are not sure what to look for when viewing a house, download our essential property purchase checklist to print off and take with you to your next inspection – it could save you a lot of money and potential disappointment.


Upside is an Australian-owned, full-service real estate agency with local real estate agents, low fixed fees and zero commission. Our standard is other agents’ ‘extras’, delivering vendors a complete agent managed service including a full appraisal, open home management, copywriting, photography, signage and advertising. It's the way real estate should be.