Nervous you’ll fall victim to the common mistakes first time home buyers make? With a little bit of education and the proper guidance, you can have a positive home buying experience – the first time!
Learn about the mistakes other people tend to make, so you can make better decisions for yourself.
Overspending. If you get started on your house hunt before crunching some numbers you’ll do exactly this. Understand your budget, set a price range and aim low. This will help you walk away with a property you can actually afford.
Getting ahead of themselves. You might be set for a new promotion but you aren’t there quite yet! Be patient and view your economic situation as it is right now so you don’t find yourself in over your head, as there are unfortunately no guarantees.
Forgetting the extras. You like the sound of the mortgage payment but you forget about the rest. Homeowners insurance and property taxes are just the beginning of additional expenses. Be sure to include them in your decision making process.
They don’t protect themselves. Home inspections and contingency clauses can offer you legal protection that a simple glance around a home obviously can’t. To secure your money and the home, make sure to request for one or both of these.
Leslie Clarke Homes can help you discover your first home in Westport, Weston and all of Fairfield County. Call us today at 203.984.1856 or visit our website for more information.