5 Costly Mistakes Home Buyers Make

Mistake #1: Not knowing what they can afford before making an offer.
The best way to avoid this is to get pre-approved for a mortgage so you know exactly how much you can afford. Usually pre-approvals are free.

Mistake #2: Not knowing who the agent represents.
Unless an agent is working as your buyer representative, they represent the seller. Many people don't realize this.

Mistake #3: Choosing the wrong mortgage.
A bad mortgage can cost you thousands in taxes and interest. Consult an accountant before you choose your mortgage.

Mistake #4: Not finding problems with the home before buying it.
You should always have a professional inspector look at the home before buying it otherwise you could be looking at huge repair costs later on. Read our guide below on how to avoid a money pit.


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