First home buyers

Becoming a first home owner is one of the most exciting times of your life. Wollongong City Lawyers has assisted many clients who are entering the property market for the first time. We provide clear and easy to understand advice to first home buyers. Our lawyers will ensure the conveyancing process is as stress-free as possible, so all you need to worry about is enjoying your new home.

We will guide you every step of the way


We love helping people buy their first homes. This is an exciting time in a person’s life and we feel privileged to share the experience with our clients.

Our lawyers understand first home buyers may have questions about the conveyancing process. We want to make sure you are comfortable with your purchase and fully understand the steps you need to take to secure your first home.

Sometimes people come to us for advice before they find the perfect home. We usually advise them to take these steps:


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Step 1 - set your budget


You will want to know how much you can afford to pay for your home. Usually your bank will go through your financial situation and advise you of an amount you can borrow. This is known as pre-approval.

This process can take anywhere from several days to weeks, so it’s good to arrange pre-approval before you start looking for properties.

Step 2 - find your dream home


Enjoy yourselves as you scroll through home listings on the internet. Have fun as you wear out the soles of your shoes going to open houses.

When you find the perfect home, contact the real estate agent and make an offer.

Once your offer is accepted, move on to the next step!

Step 3 - give us a call


Once you have had your offer accepted, you should provide our details to the real estate agent and let us know you have found the perfect home.

We will guide you through the process of obtaining pre-inspection reports (such as building and pest inspections) and formal loan approval, as well as all the other usual steps for buyers (you can read more here).

Need urgent advice?

We can review your contract and provide legal advice on your purchase within 24 hours!

More information –

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Buyers Guide to Purchasing Property

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Stamp duty

Want to know how much stamp duty you will have to pay? Revenue NSW has a free calculator on their website.

Where can I get more information?

Wollongong City Lawyers will provide easy to understand advice to first home buyers. We will break things down so you understand what is happening every step of the way. Contact us on (02) 4263 1803 or send us an email.

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Yes – we offer fixed price conveyancing!

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