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Attention First-Time Home Buyers: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

Attention First-Time Home Buyers: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

Looking for a new home can feel like a whirlwind. While this is certainly exciting, it’s easy to get carried away and forget the details. About 32% of people looking for homes are first time home buyers, so you are certainly not alone in your search. Fortunately, other people have looked at homes for sale before you and have made the following common mistakes. Learn from their errors to have a more successful experience.

  1. Making An Impulsive DecisionYou toured one house and felt positive that it was your dream home. While there is a chance that you’re right, it’s important to look at other options. It is easy to get wrapped up in the thrill of finding a home and make a snap decision. Always take time to sleep on it.
  2. Considering Only Part Of Your BudgetIf you drafted a quick budget, you might not be considering additional costs. Property taxes, insurance, and maintenance are all part of the equation as well. Factor these in to determine the true cost.
  3. Applying For A Loan LaterSome home buyers find a home they like and then apply for a loan, only to find that they didn’t get approved for the loan they wanted. Apply for a loan first and then shape your budget around that. This will help you enter your property search with realistic expectations.
  4. Neglecting Your PrioritiesYou might look for a home with extra bedrooms or a large yard, only to throw these priorities aside when you get excited about a certain home. Remember that these priorities are priorities for a reason. You might regret a decision later if you don’t account for these must-haves.
  5. Choosing DIY Home BuyingHesitate to hire a realtor? While it might be tempting to dive into the home buying process alone, this is generally not a wise decision. A real estate agent has valuable knowledge to guide your search.

While looking at homes for sale, it’s important to take a pause and be logical. When you have this sense, you can find a home that feels right and fits your logistical expectations. And this leaves you with a house that fits your desires and your budget.

 

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JC

Veteran Owned & Operated. Real Estate Broker and Owner of Weichert Realtors, Corwin & Associates in downtown New Braunfels. We are a full-service real estate company that will save you time and money while providing the customer service you deserve. We offer a FREE no obligation market analysis of your home. We also can help you with your options on building your custom dream home. Whatever your real estate needs are, we can help you. I am also a member of the HOMES FOR HEROES program that provides additional savings as well. The Weichert Realtors, Corwin & Associates Team has sold over 44 Million Dollars of real estate in 2017 and is currently near the top of all real estate agents in the San Antonio & New Braunfels area in sales for the year. I have sold over 700 homes in the past sixteen years since retiring from the United States Air Force. I have also been a real estate investor for over twenty years. With an office in downtown New Braunfels to serve you, myself and our team are here to help you seven days a week. We also have a certified home stager and can get your home ready to sell. Our experience and money saving programs can help you make your best deal. ​ The San Antonio and New Braunfels area real estate market is very active. You need a real estate team that is aggressive, with experience and works 7 days a week. We pride ourselves with going above and beyond, while giving you something back in your pocket. Please call me anytime 7 days a week at (210) 792-8589. Have a great day and hope to hear from you soon. ​ Joe Corwin, Broker/Owner U.S. Air Force (Retired) Weichert Realtors, Corwin & Associates Cell: (210) 792-8589 Efax: 1-888-846-5630 See My Past Client Testimonials: /profile/BuyerRebate/Reviews?s1=0&s2=1 ​ /sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/zillow_premier-agent-lg.jpghttps:// /wp-content/uploads/2012/06/50mclublogo-small.png See My Past Client Testimonials: /profile/BuyerRebate/Reviews?s1=0&s2=1 "Home of the Buyer Rebate/List for 4.95%" cid:image003.png@01CF2FD0.37F17DB0

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