Top 10 Home Buying Mistakes
Buying a home is perhaps the most arduous, expensive and, ultimately, valuable acquisition you'll ever complete
Just one mistake could mean disaster -- perhaps the worst mistake you'll ever make.
In order to avoid titanic trip ups during such a trying transaction, buyers should get to know the most common home buying blunders.
To know them is to avoid them.
1. Mortgage financing: You may be preapproved but is the house? A formal appraisal confirms -- or not -- that there is sufficient value in the home to warrant the loan. If the house appraises lower than the sales price, the loan may be declined.
2. Inspection: Never buy an existing or new home without a thorough home inspection. Walk through the home with the inspector to learn more about the house and any concerns he or she may have.
3. Insurance: Confirm you can get adequate insurance coverage. In some areas, or following certain disasters, it can be difficult to get types of hazard insurance.
Written by Broderick Perkins
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