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There are many factors to consider when immigrating to Australia, one of the most important being where you will live in Australia and if you will be buying or renting an Australian property.
Renting a property is a good option if you are unsure of the area which best suits your lifestyle and, if buying, it gives you time to work out the ins and outs of the property market in Australia.
Homes are usually let through a real estate agent or directly by private landlords, and vacancies can be found in newspapers (especially the Saturday edition), on the internet and on some public notice boards. Real estate agencies also provide listings of properties in their area for rent.
Buying a Property in Australia
The process of buying a property can be long and arduous, especially if you have only just migrated to Australia. It is a substantial investment of time, money and energy, so it's important that you are able to understand the processes of buying a property in Australia.
Home buyers should first decide the type of property best suits their lifestyle, such as a flat or a house, and where they would like to live. The budget for buying a property should also be taken into account, and if financial assistance will be necessary.
Essential Household Services
There are several household services you will have to get connected before moving into a property. Australian household services such as electricity, gas, water and telephone connections often require a couple days notice, so it is a good idea to organise these before you move in to your new property.