❏ What are your future plans?
What property types and locations would suit your expected lifestyle over the next 5-10 years? For example, if you plan to start a family, you might want to consider things like property size, the number of bedrooms, and proximity to schools and amenities.
❏ Are you looking for a forever home, or one to get you on the property ladder?
Starting smaller could mean you’re eligible for stamp duty exemptions or other government concessions if the property’s under a certain amount (depending on your state).