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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Many times I am asked by young or first-time buyerswhat my #1 piece of advice for home buying is. They are surprised to hear my response to that question, because I say something that they probably don't hear from many lenders ...
Don't Buy a Home!
Once Ihave their attention, I clarify my statement ...
I tell them ...Don't Buy a Home ...
Justbecausea tax credit is presently being offered!
Just becausea tax credit runs out soon!
The timing is not goodfor you to do so either monetarily, emotionally, or for any other reason
If you're not prepared to be a GOOD homeowner and perform the tasks needed for upkeep
If you're not prepared to make sacrifices
If you can't budget your money and live within your means
Just because you think prices are going to go up on homes soon
You do not understand the buying and lending process
You don't care to learn the buying and lending process.
You will not devote the time to learn the home buying process
Without proper professional representation, assistance, and guidance
Your eyes and desires are bigger than your present wallet
You have to deny yourself every other life's pleasure to buy a home
Why do I say this? Because buying a home is work. It comes with responsibilities. It can cause stress. It costs money, time, effort.
I also tell them that home payments are an obligation you are promising to make. Those obligations and responsiblities should not be taken lightly. You need to enter the world of home ownership with your eyes wide open, fully educated, and prepared. To be otherwise for any other reason can mean financial disaster ...
I tell them to pass on the current temptations to buy ... unless you have educated yourself thoroughly about the home buying process and the obligations and responsibilities that come with being a home owner.
If ... after you have thoroughly educated and prepared yourself .... you still wish to proceed ... I urge you to then move foward and buy ...
For if you are fullyprepared and know what to expect of the experience ... you will enjoy the home buying journey and be glad that you made the effort.
That's my advice.
There is nothing better than owning your own home ...IF IT'S THE RIGHT TIME FOR YOU TO DO SO!Otherwise ... wait.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.