First home buyers on what they wish they’d known before they bought

By Elicia Murray
Updated October 5 2018 - 1:07pm, first published October 13 2016 - 10:34am
The complexities of fixed and variable loans can be a steep learning curve, while everything from bank fees to interest rates, loans, electricity prices and internet is negotiable.
The complexities of fixed and variable loans can be a steep learning curve, while everything from bank fees to interest rates, loans, electricity prices and internet is negotiable.

Saving for a deposit isn’t the only Herculean task involved in buying a home for the first time. From untangling red tape to deciphering loan documents, there are plenty of potential hazards to trip up rookie purchasers.

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