The best way to avoid making a mistake it to learn from the mistakes others have made. Buying a home in a desirable location is your best defense. Remember: location, location, location.
* First-Time Home Buyer Tips.
Start your search online, and don’t rely on print because most homes are not advertised in the newspaper.
* Preview Homes for Sale.
Ask your agent to look at homes before showing them to you, and tour only those that fit your parameters.
* Avoid the Top 3 Home Buying Blunders.
Protect your earnest money deposit by writing contingencies into your contract.
Don’t go at it alone. One of the most important steps if finding the right buyer’s agent to help you along the way.
Make sure you know the difference between the signing time and the actual closing date. This can help you avoid a ton of frustration.