Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned investor, buying a home is never an easy process. There are several steps you have to take from researching which house you want and the area it’s in, contact a realtor (or visa versa depending on your preferences), contact the bank for the mortgage, working with the sellers, etc. Sometimes you get lucky and it’s all taken care of quickly, but often it’s a couple of months worth of work. During that time a number of mistakes or even self-doubt could derail the whole process. Because it’s more common than you may realize, we’re going to discuss three mistakes every buyer should avoid.

  • Not Having Confidence In Your Finances: Obviously, being able to afford a house is important. The mistake that people make is that they tend to doubt just how well they can afford a house. While you need to save up for the down payment, it’s no different than saving up for the security deposit on an apartment which you may never see back. When you’re buying a house all of that money is being invested in YOUR future, not a landlord’s.
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  • Doing It On Your Own: Buying a home is stressful enough, but it’s even more stressful when you have no idea what you’re doing. What in the world does APR mean? Escrow? FSBO? Hiring a buyer’s agent with a good understanding of how real estate works will make the process much easier. They’ll be able to help break down the process for you so you’re able to understand exactly what is going on each step of the way.
  • Getting An Inadequate Inspection: Every single house is going to have a flaw or two, but that doesn’t mean you should completely ignore or skimp out on the home inspection. This is especially important if the sellers say an inspection isn’t necessary. This step can help you negotiate the price, possible discounts, as well as understand what exactly you’re getting into if you decide to buy. At HomeRun Certified Inspections, we can guarantee a thorough, informative home inspection whether you’re the buyer or the seller. We take pride in remaining unbiased so you know you’re getting authentic results.