Five Home Buying Mistakes

Buying a home is a big investment.  Knowing what to steer clear of will help make this experience a positive and rewarding venture.  Here are some common mistakes to avoid.

  • Not knowing what you can afford.  Get pre-qualified with a lender.  Lending standards have tightened considerably; it’s important to know IF you can borrow money and how much.
  • Failing to consider additional expenses.  Taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance are costs on top of your mortgage.
  • Being too picky.  There is no such thing as a perfect home.  Every house has trade-offs.  Evaluate what’s important to you and let the little stuff slide.
  • Not researching the neighborhood.  Check school systems, traffic, potential noise situations, etc.
  • Not hiring your own agent.  Hire a buyer’s agent and use their expertise to represent your best interests.

The more educated you are as a buyer, the better chance you’ll have for a smooth and easy home buying experience.  Give me a call if you are looking for an accredited buyer’s agent!  Donna Forest, Broker Associate, 603-526-4116;;

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