Pre-Purchase Property Advice

Helping you choose the dream home & location

Are you looking for some independent & qualified property advice before choosing where to buy?

Do you want to find the most suitable suburbs that meet your goals and fit your criteria?

Confused about the property market and concerned that you may make a very costly mistake?

Have you got an area of choice in mind, but you are not sure which specific suburbs you should be looking at?


If you are looking for an answer to one of the above questions or if you simply need assistance in choosing where to buy and what type of property to buy in that particular area, then we may have the solution for you.

Enter, the FHBA Property Plan. Our pre-purchase property advice option is exclusively designed for first home buyers and is aimed at giving first home buyers qualified advice by local experts who deal with the local property market every day. Learn more about the tailored FHBA Property Plan by scrolling below!


The property advice industry is rife with advisors whose advice is tarnished by conflicted interests or those who work on the basis of one size fitting everyone.

Our approach is unique in that we first review your current position through a fact find, evaluate your goals and then our research team determine the most suitable suburbs to achieve your objectives. Our team consists of skilled analysts/experts who have many years of experience in a range of property fields all working to help achieve your goals.

The FHBA Property Plan process can be summarised into 3 easy steps:

  • 1. Fact Find

    Your designated FHBA Coach will complete a fact find to get a better understanding of your current situation and what you are looking for in your first home

  • 2. Develop Plan

    Our expert research team (with local knowledge) will prepare a tailored property plan recommending suburbs/areas for your first home.

  • 3. Delivery

    Your designated FHBA Coach will deliver the report to you and take you through it. We will also post you the report for you to refer to and study thoroughly


The possibilities are many – the FHBA Property Plan brings clarity and direction for all first home buyers, regardless of whether you are buying an established, new, unit or a freestanding house.

Below are 6 important features of the FHBA Property Plan:

Local Expert Team

Our research team are experts in their area of service, ensuring you get the appropriate service

Suburb Recommendations

Your Property Plan will include three suburb recommendations based on your needs and criteria

Suburb Profile

Your report includes a detailed profile, key characteristics and reasons why each of the 3 suburb’s were selected

Suburb SWOT Analysis

SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats. Your report will include this for all 3 suburb’s recommended

Sample Properties

The report will also provide some sample property opportunities for you to consider and provide some guidance

Suitable for everyone

It will assist any first home buyer regardless of whether you are buying new vs established or a unit vs a home


Our ‘FHBA Property Plan’ is powered and provided by:

LMW don’t just talk about possibilities. They make them possible!

Our latest FHBA Services Community member, LMW (also known as Landmark White) – is one of Australia’s largest and most highly skilled independent property valuation and property consultancy firm’s publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

LMW have provided research and advice to many thousands of homeowners across the country. With offices across Australia and with over 250 people, LMW offers a wide range of services which include residential valuations, research and property advice.


At FHBA our research team’s property advice is 100% independent. We do not sell property. We will only offer the FHBA Property Plan if we feel your circumstances and needs require a property plan to be tailor made for you.

If you use FHBA Mortgages for your first home loan needs, then FHBA will provide you with a discounted property plan:

  • FHBA Mortgage Customers
    $790/ One Off
    This offer is available for clients using our complimentary home loan service.
  • Non-FHBA Mortgage Customers
    $990/ One Off
    This offer is for first home buyers who already have their home loan sorted.

Case Studies


Tom and Samantha are looking to buy their first home in Western Sydney. They are specifically looking to buy an established property with the following criteria:

  • Within walking distance to a train station
  • 3 bedroom freestanding house
  • Access to necessities (i.e. medical, shops & transport)
  • Budget of $700,000

The couple is unsure which suburb best fits their criteria and are worried that they would make the wrong decision by buying in an area that is not suitable for them. FHBA is already assisting the client with their home loan and has advised Tom & Samantha that their budget is $750,000 based on their deposit and income.

The couple decided to use FHBA’s pre-purchase property advice service to assist them with recommending the best areas they should look at for their first home based on the criteria mentioned. The property plan (prepared by LMW) recommended 3 suburbs that they hadn’t even thought of, it allowed them to start searching in that area and they found a property well below their budget as a result!

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Case Study 2

Trevor and Jane are aspiring first home buyers who are looking to buy in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. They have earmarked Mawson Lakes, Parafield, Parafield Gardens & Paralowie as their areas of choice due to lifestyle factors and because these areas are located close to the couple’s workplace.

The couple are unsure of what property type they should be looking at, they have considered the following property options

  • Brand new townhouse (FHOG eligible)
  • Established townhouse
  • Brand new house (FHOG Eligible)
  • Established house

The couple already has their home loan pre-approval with a big 4 bank, however, they have approached FHBA to assist them in deciding which is the best property type for them in the suburbs mentioned above. The property plan (prepared by local property experts) advised which two options are their best and also showed sample properties the couple should look consider for their first home purchase


Complete the form below to register your interest for the FHBA Property Plam. We will conduct a complimentary consultation to determine if the property plan is something that you will require in order to purchase your first home.