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Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying a House for Sale in Northern Territory

If you’re looking for property for sale in Darwin, Palmerston and rural areas of Northern Territory have no shortage of wonderful homes on offer. There are a few things to keep in mind before buying property, from key features to hidden ongoing costs. Elaine Mills Property Management has years of experience helping people with buying property in Darwin, Palmerston and across the rural areas of the Northern Territory. Here are some top tips to keep in mind.

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Work Out Your Budget

Determine your budget before you start looking at Darwin property. Get pre-approved for a home loan and do plenty of research in the areas you want to buy to determine what you can afford and what your finance options are. Consider whether you have any equity in an existing property.

What Features Do You Want?

Consider must-have features in your future home, such as how many bedrooms you need and the size of the living and kitchen areas. Is a backyard essential? Do you mind being close to the neighbours? Is the property secure? Is a pool part of your dream home? These are all questions to consider before jumping into buying a home.


Of course, it’s important to find an area you’ll love to live in. This includes practical considerations such as proximity to work, schools, shops, public transport and other amenities. Consider hobbies in the family like fishing or hiking as well as areas that have a nice, local community feel. Finding an area that you like, that fits your lifestyle and preferences, ensures you’ll be happy in your home for years to come.

Consider Ongoing Costs and Maintenance

Determine the amount of maintenance required and calculate ongoing costs such as utilities, rates, maintenance costs and repairs. This can help you weigh up the pros and cons of different property features. For example, an older Darwin property may be more affordable upfront, but you may have to deal with costly repairs sooner rather than later. Features like a big garden and a pool can be appealing but require ongoing maintenance efforts and costs.

Property for Sale Darwin and Rural Areas of the Northern Territory

If you are buying property in Darwin, or you’re interested in property for sale, Darwin, Palmerston and rural areas of the Northern Territory homes are available through Elaine Mills Property Management. Our homes have a variety of different features on offer, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Explore our listings or get in touch with our team for more information by calling 08 8983 1800. Alternatively, you can contact us online, www.empm.com.au