I'm talking about buying a brand new home, a spanking-brand-new place in the Sacramento area. Maybe the back yard isn't even landscaped yet. You've walked into the builder's new sales office, all googly eyes over the acrylic model homes in the raised glass display case. Perhaps you've progressed to the map stage, where you're looking at the lots and blocks and picking out the spot that might be perfect for you.
Although, you haven't actually gone inside the model home yet, you're dying to see it. You can feel the excitement in the air and you can't wait to buy your very first brand new home. A home that nobody else has ever lived in or slept in or graced the doorstep. You kiss your husband without realizing it.
But you've already made your first major mistake, and you don't even know it. Read my Tips for Buying a New Car Are Useful When Buying a New House. I stole borrowed them from Consumer Reports.