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If you could give one piece of advice to a 1st time home buyer, what would it be?


Asked by TsMommy428 at 6:03 PM on Apr. 21, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • You will ALWAYS spend more moving in than you expect... movers, new trash cans, cleaning products, light bulbs, etc. etc. etc....

    Dont max out your budget... you never know what curve balls life will throw you. If you can buy a 400,000 home... buy a 350,000 instead.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • dont buy more than you can afford

    Answer by jaksonsmommy at 6:06 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Have a nice savings account because as a homeowner everything is your responsibility.

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 6:08 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Make sure you have a home inspection done. Even if it seems expensive, it's not as expensive as the problems you could find yourself dealing with if you don't have one.

    Answer by ohwrite at 6:11 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Pay for a really good inspector. You don't want to find out 3 months from now your walls are full of asbestos

    Answer by lstrickland at 6:13 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Look at LOTS and LOTS of homes, and I don't mean drive by and see how the outside looks. The more you look, the more of an idea you will get of whether or not a house is in good condition or is competitively priced for what it is. And for god's sake, get a home inspection.

    Answer by SWasson at 6:20 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Never go with the amount they say you can afford. Only buy according to what you KNOW you can handle.
    Get the inspection even if you have to pay for it.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:06 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Put 20% down or you'll get stuck paying PMI.

    Answer by slw123 at 8:30 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Get a good home inspection and have house insurance right away.

    Answer by KristinRox at 10:40 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • get a home inspection & make sure you see a few houses!

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:04 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

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