Queensland First Home Buyers Guide

Queensland First Home Buyers Guide

First Home Buyers Guide Queensland


Buying your first home is an exciting and significant milestone in your life. The Queensland property market offers many opportunities for first-time buyers, with a range of lifestyles available and affordable properties when compared to Sydney and Melbourne. However, navigating the process of purchasing a home can be daunting – especially if you’re new to the real estate world – and several factors need to be considered. Buyer’s agents help ensure that first-time buyers don’t fall victim to a lack of due diligence, and they offer invaluable local insights.


Our Queensland first home buyers guide will inform first-time buyers on what they need to know and look out for when purchasing property in Queensland. From considerations about nature to development, and choosing the right location, discover how a buyer’s agent can help buyers to get the home of their dreams.

First Home Considerations When Buying


Queensland is renowned for its breathtaking nature, however as many homes are immersed amongst it, several aspects must be considered when purchasing a home to avoid costly repairs or maintenance immediately or down the line. The climate can be extreme in some areas of the state, with cyclones and floods posing a real risk in some locations, so it’s important to understand the likelihood of these events, and to research accordingly. In addition to extreme events, there are several suburbs – including Paradise Point on the Gold Coast, and suburbs on the Fraser Coast including Poona – that are at risk of coastal erosion, sea level rises, and storm-surge-related damage. 


For first-time home buyers that have criteria such as having ocean views or accessibility to a beach, an experienced buyers agent can help find the perfect property within the budget that doesn’t face these challenges, as well as ensure that buyers find a property that can be insured. Queensland’s climate is also suitable for a range of pests including termites, so it’s crucial to have thorough property and pest inspections, including pest inspections, to identify any existing or potential issues. Buyer’s agents can help steer first-time buyers to areas and properties that present less risk, saving money in the long run.



With property costs spiralling in Sydney and Melbourne, many are looking to move interstate, with Queensland a main target. As a result, the state is rapidly growing with ongoing infrastructure and property development an ongoing issue. Whilst this can lead to increased property values in suburbs that will become more accessible, it can also result in noise, disruptions, and potential changes to the neighbourhood’s character. Having the experience and expertise of a buyer’s agent can give insights into purchasing in the right area.


For first-time home buyers who are looking to buy and develop in Queensland, there are several building codes and standards that need to be adhered to, particularly in regions prone to extreme weather events. A buyers agent can help these buyers to ensure that any property purchased meets these standards and has the requisite approvals and certifications.



Often a decisive factor when purchasing a home, the right location can make or break a property. Whilst it isn’t realistic for a first-time buyer to expect to tick every box in their new home, a buyer’s agent can help to prioritise the ones that matter most to you. Particularly if you aren’t local to the area you’re hoping to buy in, the vast knowledge that buyers agents have can help you to find the right property at the right price. In addition to helping you find a property that can facilitate the lifestyle you want to live, a buyers agent can suggest areas that offer strong growth potential, so that if you decide to upgrade in the future, you’ll be in a better position.

Benefits Of Buyers Agents In Queensland


Buyer’s agents typically deal with off-market properties by fostering ongoing relationships. Working with a buyer’s agent will not only give you access to properties that aren’t publicly listed, but you will also have the benefit of a skilled negotiator who can help secure the best terms for your property. Particularly for first home buyers who don’t know the buying process, buyers agents can help to make the process as easy as possible whilst ensuring the highest standard of service. From conducting property searches and inspections to handling paperwork and getting help from the right people when needed, a buyers agent can make the process of buying a property in Queensland easier, and they can also save you money.

From steering buyers around expensive pitfalls, choosing an area that is risk-averse whilst ticking all the boxes, and helping to negotiate the best terms and price, there are many reasons why you should enlist the help of a buyers agent when purchasing your first home in Queensland. 


Whether you’re just looking or you’re ready to buy, discover the benefits for yourself by getting in touch with the knowledgeable team at Rose & Jones.

About Rose & Jones

Rose & Jones has been helping clients find and purchase properties in Sydney, Brisbane, and the Northern Rivers since 1998. A renowned property buyer’s agency across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, every one of our property experts meets our high standards, so you won’t have to compromise yours. With access to a wide network of off-market properties in the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers prime markets, our team of buyers agents in Queensland can help you find the perfect property. Also offering property management services and investment advice, make Rose & Jones your go-to when it comes to real estate in New South Wales and Queensland.

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