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  • Writer's pictureJess Baker

Remember to have fun & get educated....

Updated: May 14, 2019

By Jess Baker – The Home Buying Helpers

I dropped of my kids to school and headed out to Bushland Beach to meet with Colin, Amy* (names changed for privacy reasons) and their two little girls. Today marked SETTLEMENT DAY of their new block of land and it was time to put a big red SOLD sticker on the For sale sign… My favourite part of my hobby -Did I say hobby? I meant Job' 😁

After 15 years in the industry and helping hundreds of families achieve their home ownership dreams I’ve come to realise the SOLD sticker is a symbol of new beginnings, accomplishment and success, it doesn’t matter how old you are or how many homes you might turnover, buying your first home always holds a level of excitement close to waking up on Christmas morning. I get to experience this with my clients over and over… How lucky am I?

The first time I met Colin and Amy they were nervous first home buyers, extremely hard working parents trying to juggle work and family life (sound familiar). They had been thinking for quite some time to get out of the older style rental they were in and move into the Townsville Market. But it was daunting and stressful.

So many questions were running through their heads - How, What, When, Where?

How do we even begin? Who do we speak to? Are we doing the right thing? How much deposit will we need? Do we find a house first or land first? Is Townsville a good place buy at the moment? What local builder do we choose?

I’m very fortunate to have the knowledge and experience to be able to help clients such as Colin and Amy move past the initial anxiety and stress and get them into their first home. But I can tell you every single first home owner I have dealt with over the years goes through the exact same thing and One thing I continue to tell all of my client is to

Remember to have FUN and Get Educated along the way!

Educating First Home Buyers is a definite passion of mine. A great way to learn all the ins and outs of the home ownership journey is by coming along to the Townsville Home Buyers Expo on June 15th and 16th at The Ville. Second year running, the event provides a one stop information hub to the savvy Home Buyer and showcases an array of local businesses that will be sure to take the hassle out of your next home buying experience. Whether you are looking to build, buy, secure finance or just want to get up to speed on the latest in home technology then this event is not to be missed.

The Home Buying Helpers will be running FREE Home Buyer information sessions throughout the weekend for those who are feeling overwhelmed with the home buying experience and require a more personalised one on one service.

Cant wait for the Expo? Lets go for a coffee and a chat to discuss your home ownership dreams.

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