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Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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Is their any advice you can give to me/moms who want to buy on the process of buying a home?

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alexsmomaubrys2
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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Stay WAY under your budget. The price of things are just going to keep going up and up. Make sure you have a ton of wiggle room in your budget.

Get preapproved before you go look at houses.

mama_l
by Silver Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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Don't jump into anything. Take your time. Be realistic. Think with your head not your heart. Good Luck!
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thatgirl70
by Carin on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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Don't be in a rush. I wish we had taken our time because I truly have buyer's remorse and I wish we had kept looking.
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babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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Know your budget.
Have a home inspection and walk through with them.
Be realistic and have a needs/wants list.
Know the area you're buying in!
If possible have an objective and knowledgable outside opinion on the house.
Have a sizable emergency fund because its inevitable after you buy something will break!
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babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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I think when buying a house you should use both your head and heart. But definately take your time.

Quoting mama_l:

Don't jump into anything. Take your time. Be realistic. Think with your head not your heart. Good Luck!
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FooLynRoo
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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Keep your credit score up.

Always bid lower than you think you should

Never Settle

RESEARCH school and neighborhood - EYES ON not just numbers on a screen. pay attention to how its trending.

Make sure you have enough to move

and if at all possible put down 20%!

ambermarie2006
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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Take your time and find a house you love. Definitely get a home inspection, my mom still regrets buying her house without one.
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