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  • Tim Kraemer

Home Buying Tips

The process of buying a home involves many moving parts and details. It can be an exciting time, but it can also be a very stressful time. Being that this process is long and often stressful, there are some details that buyers tend to unfortunately miss. Below you will find some important tips on items you will not want to miss while going through the home buying process.

Tip #1: Don’t stretch your budget too thin. If you spend every penny on the purchase of your home, you leave no room for expenses that may arise once you move in. Be conservative with your allotted budget.

Tip #2: Give your potential home a physical. At first walk through a house may look perfect. Make sure you take the time to look deeper into the home. Do another walk through (or two) and search high and low for problems. Get an inspection and make sure you aren’t buying your way into a train wreck.

Tip #3: Don’t let your emotions make the decision. If you find a house that is out of your budget or which is in need of more repairs than you’d like, don’t jump the gun and purchase the home just because your emotions fell in love with it. Be practical about your purchase.

Tip #4: Research the neighborhood. Visit the neighborhood at different times a day to get a feel for what it’s like. Test out your drive to work, the grocery store, your kids school, etc. Make sure it’s really the neighborhood you want to live in.

These are some of the most commonly missed items from people purchasing a home. Use these tips to help ensure you are making a smart and livable decision when purchasing a home!

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