How much can you afford?
Before you start your property search, the first thing to do is to determine how much you can afford to spend.
There's no point setting your heart on something you can't afford.
Look at the different areas in the region you prefer as some streets and locations are more affordable than others.
Once you determine how much you can borrow and afford to pay, you'll have a good idea of where to start looking.
Do your research and look at recent past sales in the area and compare similar properties such as the number of bedrooms, lot size and condition of the home - which can all affect the price significantly.
It's a good idea to speak to a financial adviser for financial advice and to ensure you are not biting off more than you can chew.