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How To Avoid First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

It is normal to make mistakes, especially the first time you do something.  But those mistakes can really cost a first-time home buyer, as they are often difficult to get out of and can costs hundreds and thousands of dollars.  To help you better avoid these traps, we have put together some information from first-time home buyers themselves and their mistakes, as well as advice from professionals.  Keep reading to learn how to avoid first time home buyer mistakes and find the full article here.

Mistake No. 1: Wait, which house did we buy?

“We bought our first home while we were living in San Francisco but moving to Denver. We shopped for homes online, then flew to Colorado for a marathon, three-day house-hunting weekend. After a whirlwind of 18 homes, we chose one. Huge mistake. Once we moved in, it didn’t take us long to realize the layout of the house was impractical, the driveway was buckling, and the carpet looked awful. New issues cropped up constantly.” – Krista Van Lewen, San Francisco, CA

Lesson learned: How much are you going to remember about each house when you look at 18 in a single weekend? Not much.

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