Local knowledge is so important when it comes to buying property. Aside from knowing the terrain, local buyers agents can give great insight and recommendations you otherwise wouldn't have known on your own.
 
Today, we're talking to a local expert, Buyers Agent Matthew Knight, who will be sharing his tips on what first home buyers should be looking for and the mistakes that can be avoided in his area.
 
So, in this episode, we're doing a regional spotlight, focusing on the things that first home buyers need to know about buying in the South Coast of New South Wales. From Wollongong all the way down to Batemans Bay, we cover what you need to know to get started!
 
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See you on the inside!
Episode Highlights:
• Key places Matt has specific knowledge in [02:23]
• Patterns and groupings of first home buyers [4:03]
• How train lines and the commute affect property prices [06:36]
• Types of property first home buyers are buying in the south at the moment [8:42]
• Expected property prices in the south & deciding what to buy [9:34]
     • Buyers have to make a decision for themselves [13:45]
     • Pricing changes as you travel further south [14:14]
• Nowra: The first affordable South Coast regional option [15:30]
• How are prices south of Nowra? [17:32]
• Advice for people moving into a new community (and mistakes that go with it) [20:39]
• Investor activity in the South Coast [22:24]
• Mistakes first home buyers make when buying in the south [25:00]
• Why inspecting a property's contracts & documents is important [27:44]
• Find a solicitor that knows local property [30:31]
• Crazy things Matt has seen first home buyers do [30:59]
Links from the Show:
• Check out our Where to Buy Workshop!
About our Guest:
Matthew Knight is a buyers agent who helps property buyers get even better results using research, negotiation and due diligence. His 15-year experience in investing research has helped 100's of individuals reach their goals, helping investors get their first property and then going on to 2/3/4 properties quickly and safely. Matthew is affiliated with Precium, a company that provides a range of property solutions including property research, deal finding, investment coaching, renovation support, and joint ventures.


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Veronica Morgan & Meighan Wells 

Veronica & Meighan are both licensed real estate agents who exclusively help buyers. Together they have nearly 40 years experience as property professionals.

Veronica is principal of Sydney based Good Deeds Property Buyers and is also co-host of The Elephant in the Room property podcast as well as Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel and author of Auction Ready: how to buy property at auction even though you're scared s#!tless!

Meighan is the multi award winning principal of Brisbane based Property Pursuit, chairperson of the REIQ Buyers Agent Chapter & a regular media commentator.

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