How to Buy a Home During Lockdown

How to Buy a Home During Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Melbourne into Stage 4 lockdown, but the good news is that you can still buy property during this period. In fact, now is the perfect time to buy if you’re a first home buyer, with interest rates at record lows and a plethora of concessions available.

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In accordance with State Government guidelines, open for inspections are currently not permitted, but many of our listings feature virtual tours or videos as well as professional photographs and floorplans, so you can easily inspect from the comfort and safety of your own home. Additional property information can be requested from the listing agent.

When it comes to buying, all our auctions are now virtual. Using the Anywhere Auctions website and app, you watch, bid and buy online with ease. Read our step-by-step to bidding here. Private sales are also still taking place with negotiations conducted over the phone, via email or virtual meeting platforms such as FaceTime or Zoom.

At PhilipWebb, we understand that buying a home is a significant investment. So, if you’re looking to purchase but would prefer to wait until COVID-19 restrictions ease and physical inspections resume, now is the ideal time to prepare.

Here are three tips to get you purchase-ready just in time for spring’s peak selling period:

1. Get pre-approval from your financial institution or mortgage broker. This will give you an indication of how much you have to spend.
2. Do your research. Investigate what properties are worth in certain areas and use Google Maps to explore neighbourhoods.
3. Contact your local PhilipWebb agent. By signing up to our database, we can expertly match you with any of our current properties for sale. You’ll also be notified of new listings coming to market as well as any off-market opportunities.

If you’re ready to buy, speak to one of our property specialists today on (03) 9842 1477.