Top 10 Home Buying Mistakes – #5

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Mistake #5: Impulse Home Buying

Frequently first-time home buyers tell me “We’ll know the ‘house’ when we walk in” as we begin our house-hunting journey and, when we walk into the first one, they exclaim “This is the one!”.  While this may be the house they do decide to buy, I still encourage them to look at all the properties I selected based on the parameters they shared with me.

It just makes sense to look at several properties.  Many first-time home buyers may have one of the two just in love with the idea of owning a home with a loved one and the other partner gets swept up in that feeling of elation.  Looking at all the homes your real estate professional has selected solidifies your decision as truly the best house for your needs.  “Buyers remorse”, as the professionals call it, usually occurs when first-time home buyers don’t follow the advice of their real estate agent.  So, to find the best house for you and avoid that feeling of “what did we do?”,  follow your professional’s lead by looking at all the homes scheduled for your viewing so you can compare.

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