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The Ultimate Real Estate Checklist

Updated: May 19

The Ultimate Real Estate Checklist for all real estate investors, first home buyers, and owner occupiers.


Are you looking at buying a house and need guidance on what it should include? We've created our very own checklist for a range of people who are in the market or are in the process of buying property.


This checklist will cover off the big ticket items that you should consider from location, building inclusions/ features, all the way through to additional factors that'll make your new property desirable.


Location, Location, Location


Location, location, location. It's a tune we cannot get out of our heads. If you've been following us for a while now, you know which one we're talking about.


Location, however, is a factor that's so important to consider when buying a house. If you're buying real estate, your property should be located within proximity to life's conveniences. This is important when you're buying an investment property, because your property needs to appeal to tenants.


Below is your location checklist. You may want to consider whether your property is close to:

  • Amenities

  • Public transport

  • Major arterial networks and connecting roads

  • Shops/ restaurants

  • Schools/ childcare/ tertiary education precincts

  • Parks/ sporting grounds/ recreation precincts

  • Medical care

The internal and external fittings of your property should serve you or your tenants
The internal and external fittings of your property should serve you or your tenants

Building Inclusions and Features


This checklist is just as important as your location checklist. When buying a house you want to ensure that the actual internal and external features of the property are going to serve you or your tenants effectively. A home is meant to provide residents with convenience, shelter, and safety.


REIF only work with builders who offer full turn key house and land packages. This means that the property will come included with all essentials.


Below is your building inclusions and features checklist. Does your property include?:

  • Structural inclusions

  • External fittings

  • Plumbing and drainage

  • Internal fittings

  • Floor coverings

  • Electrical inclusions

  • Gas, cooking, heating

  • Bathroom and laundry

  • Security system

  • Additional toilet/ bath

  • Built in wardrobes

  • Fenced yard

  • Insurances

Additional Features


Here are some additional features that you may want to consider for your rental or owner-occupied property:

  • How is the home in different seasons?

  • What is the neighbourhood like?

  • Are there any restrictions in the area?


The REIF Difference


Are you interested in buying an investment property or owner-occupied home? No matter where you are on your buying journey Real Estate Investment Finance are here to help! We work with clients across Australia to source suitable stock options for a range of needs. To book an appointment or get in touch with our team, feel free to contact us on the details listed below. Always happy to help!



Ph: 1300 130 932

Email: clientservices@reif.com.au


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