Every home in Australia is different, but you can find some common elements that can make a property more appealing to future buyers or tenants. Consider looking for these property aspects, especially if you’re buying your first home with the idea of springboarding to a bigger and better property down the track:

  • Location near shops, schools and universities

  • Easy access to good roads and public transport to nearest town or city centre

  • Views over a park, water, the city lights or some other point of interest

  • A logical floor plan where space flows smoothly from one room to another without dead ends

  • A welcoming entrance — whether the porch and front door of a house or the lobby of a block of apartments

  • An outdoor entertaining area — even if it’s just a balcony

  • Abundant natural light — preferably from north-facing windows

  • Good heating or cooling system — depending on the climate

  • Storage — in the form of cupboards, cabinets, shelving and a shed