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The first and most important step when setting out to buy your first home is getting a home loan pre-approval or getting an indication of your borrowing capacity from a Mortgage Broker or your bank. This will enable you to focus your research on suburbs you can afford to purchase in.

When buying your first home there is much you need to consider and research to ensure you buy your first property without too many hiccups. Below are key research areas and some suggestions on how you can go about conducting the research.

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