Signs That You Should Not Buy a House

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Being a Sacramento Realtor, I cannot stop looking at houses. Which is a good thing given my profession. Doesn't matter where I am in the world, I can't walk past a real estate brokerage without stopping to look at homes in the window. It's kind of like an obsession.

Even while I am in Hawaii and in the midst of remodeling my house there, I look at other homes in Hawaii online. That's because I get the paper, West Hawaii Today, and Friday's edition contains a real estate section . . .

I find when I'm looking at the homes, I become highly critical, even though I am not in the market for a home. Suppose that could be one of the signs that I am not really a home buyer. My opinions run from that bath is too small, to the back yard is not big enough or the view is not quite spectacular to I hate the kitchen orientation.

Well, I've had my share of buyers lately who should not be buying a house. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: How to Tell if You're Not Ready to Buy a House.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Many people should not buy a home and for many of the reason's brought up here

Oct 27, 2018 02:23 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I have to agree Elizabeth, especially when the buyers find faults in every house that they look at. 

Oct 27, 2018 04:28 PM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Absotlutely! And a great realtor will help with the discovery process. My daughter who intended to buy a house at the end of the year is going back to grad school. We discusssed, not only the stress level of having a full-time job, a three year old, and going to school to be a Family Nurse Practioner, but adding a new house in the mix. What if something needs to be repaired? What if the car blows up, or gets destroyed by hail? It happens. Do you have all of the resources to handle the unexpected. No she doesn't and the house will wait. ;

Oct 28, 2018 07:03 AM #3
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, I took a buyer out yesterday, that THOUGHT she was ready to buy a home.   The more questions I asked, it was apparent, she is not.

Oct 28, 2018 07:43 AM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

You are so right.  If a buyer can't get excited about a home, any home, then they shouldn't be buying.

Oct 30, 2018 07:56 AM #5
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Aren't you discounting a major resource here, her parents? LOL.

Oct 30, 2018 10:48 AM #6
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