Checklist For First Time Home Buyers

Checklist For First Time Home Buyers

Here some tips to help you with the purchase of your first home and avoid making these 5 common mistakes. 

  1. Choosing a home that is too small: Maybe you are not planning to have children in the near future but those plans could change in the next 3-5 years.  A cozy two-bedroom home tends to get very crowded after the 2nd child arrives.

  2. Choosing home that is too large: Choosing a five-bedroom house may fell luxurious, but owning such a spacious house before your family has grown into that space can be costly. Also you have to consider that your taste in housing style may change over the years. 

  3. Buying a fixer-upper: Very tempting to buy a house that would get your finishing touch. Unless you really enjoy carpentry, plumbing, and painting and have all the free time and the cash on hand,  you may find your dream home has morphed into a nightmare and money pit. 

  4. Purchasing an under-priced home:  You might find a house that is prices to sell fast. The owner might need to move quickly and have priced their house below market.  Be aware,  there may also be other reasons why the house is under-priced. This means those issues will be issues when you are trying to sell the house down the road unless remedied them before selling the house again.

  5. Falling for amenities for a home for sale: Having a pool, huge vegetable garden, massive trees and over-sized lot can easily seem like a great deal but also will take all your free time away. As a new buyers, you may want to minimize the numbers of amenities you have to take care of. 


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