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Buying a Home

Buying with Jason Drewett - Harcourts Queenstown

Committed to your needs

Harcourts has been helping people to buy and sell property for over a century. I am committed to helping you turn your property dreams into reality.

When you meet with me in search of your perfect property, your property consultant looks to establish your goals and set about achieving them for you. It is their job to listen to what you want and to work with you with care and consideration at all times.

I will guide you through the process of buying a house, providing advice on property values, investment potential, finance options and legal requirements.

It is all part of the extra-effort service. And best of all, it’s all entirely free of charge.


Have you arranged your finance?

You don’t need to wait until you’ve found a property before you arrange finance. It’s a good idea to find out first just how much you can borrow – that way you know what price bracket to start looking in and what level of repayments you’re comfortable with.

The problem that most people face today, however, is “which home loan is the right one for me?” There are so many options when it comes to banks, products, rates, terms and fees. With the purchase of such a large investment, you need to be confident that you have made the right financial choice.

Home Buyer's Checklist


When buying a home, there is a lot to consider, and it’s easy to forget exactly what you should be on the lookout for when inspecting a potential property. Here is a list of some of the things to focus on in an open home.


The dwellings structure

  • Damage from pests
  • Poor construction
  • Wet spots on walls or ceilings
  • Cracks in the foundation

The neighbours

  • Are neighbours' yards neat and tidy?
  • Is there evidence of problem pets?
  • Do you have a comfortable level of privacy?


  • Is the property on a busy road?
  • Is the property next to a retail or commercial space?
  • Is the property right next to a train line?
  • Are there power lines over the property?
  • Is the property close to schools?
  • Is the property on a flood plain?

These are just a few considerations to look into when going through an open home. After inspecting a property, continue to do your due diligence. Start to research any areas you’re still unsure of, and if you do decide the home is the one for you, enlist the help of independent property inspectors to cast a professional eye over the property.

Contact Me

Jason Drewett

Sales Consultant

39 Shotover Street

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