Importance of Budgeting for a

New Home Purchase

Buying property is one of the largest expenses that anyone will make in their lifetime, so it’s important to take a serious approach to your savings. By budgeting from the start, you can better focus your efforts and ensure that you have a surplus of funds for your daily life, your repayments, and any unforeseen moving expenses. If you want to move house responsibly, you need to do more than just secure a good home loan. You need to take a range of other costs into account, which is easier to do once you’ve put a budget in place.

Keep the End

Goal in Sight

One of the biggest challenges that you’ll face is keeping your savings ambitions on track. If you really want to afford your new home, you’ll have to keep your end goal in sight. One way to help this process is to have a firm idea of the type of home you’ll want to buy, as well as other purchases that you’ll need to make.


Understand All the Costs Involved

Repaying your home mortgage is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of all of the costs you’re going to face. Once you’ve established a realistic budget, consider carefully what these costs will be during the buying process. Take into account things like:

  • Mortgage registration fees
  • Stamp duty
  • Land transfer registration charges
  • Fees imposed by conveyancer

Ask Yourself if You’re Really

Ready to Buy

Take an objective look at your savings regularly. If you think you’re not on track, see if there are any other expenses that you can tighten to get back on track.

Are you buying with someone else? You need to make sure that you're both 100% on the same page in terms of sticking to the budget. Also, consider whether now is a good time to buy based on things like potential charges from withdrawing cash too early on a fixed-term period of your savings account.


Include All Expenses from the Outset

All of those little expenses add up, so don’t forget to factor in costs like medical care, energy bills, insurance and drinks with your friends into your budget. This will help you remain in a healthy financial situation once it’s time to move into your new home.

Take advantage of our budget planner for help determining the costs and savings of purchasing a new home in QLD.

MyChoice Home Loans

As part of the service we provide at Brighton Homes, you now have access to our in-house finance experts at MyChoice Home Loans. To help you better understand the options available, the finance experts at MyChoice Loans can discuss the process and assist you in securing the right loan for your needs.