home buying: 10 Home buying mistakes to avoid at all costs. - 09/11/15 12:00 PM
These common home buying mistakes could cost you time, money, and sometimes the chance to buy your dream home.
Buying the oddball home.
Homes go up in value when other homes with similar layouts in the same neighborhood sell for more. These “comparables” or “comps” allow an appraiser to officially justify an increase in value, and therefore you’ll have more equity if you want to sell or refinance. So it’s important to buy a home that is uniform to most of the other homes n the neighborhood, or else the appraiser will have few or no sales to use as comps. So don’t … (8 comments)

home buying: The 25 Biggest Mistakes Home Buyers Make. - 03/27/14 01:33 AM
1. Over borrowing: Homebuyers sometimes get caught up in the frenzy when searching for homes and start putting offers down for much more than they can afford.  Your dream home will be a nightmare if you can’t really afford it!   2. Underestimating home improvement costs. The rule of fixing up or remodeling a home is this – expect it to take twice as long and go double the budget as planned.  The little things – towel hangers, window treatments, and doorknobs can add up to big bucks and once you get started you won’t want to stop!   3. Estimating initial moving and … (0 comments)

 
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