1. Not knowing how much they can

afford to pay for a house before they

make an offer.

Get pre-qualified for a mortgage from a

Lender, so you know in advance

exactly how much you can afford.

2. Not finding out in advance whom

the real estate agent represents.

Ask your Realtor. Most people think

their agent is working for them. But

unless the agent is working as your

buyer representative, he/she

represents the seller.

3. Not realizing that the wrong

mortgage can cost thousands of dollars

in unnecessary interest and taxes.

Consult with a mortgage consultant,

accountant, and/or financial planner

before making a final decision on which

mortgage to choose. CPAs can tell you

the long-term effects on your income.

4. Not discovering hidden defects

before buying a home.

Hire a professional to conduct a pre-

purchase home inspection.

5. Not knowing how debt can affect

their ability to buy or refinance a home.

Ask your mortgage professional to help

you review and repair your credit file in



There are of course so many more things in the process of home buying that could be construed as a mistake, but these are the 5 most important! Don't get let down by falling in love with a home you can't afford or failing to hire someone to represent YOUR interests. For more information about how I can help you avoid potential pitfalls, give me a call. I'm always available to chat real estate!

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