Real Estate Agent with Solid Source Realty



Acquiring a house is the biggest, most significant financial decision you can ever make. It is a huge risk for most people because they may only buy one house for the rest of their lives. Making mistakes is highly likely if you don’t know the tricks. More experienced people in real estate could take advantage of your lack of information.

Below are some tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of home buying and end up with a great deal:

  1. Take your time house shopping. Never rush the process of hunting for the right home. Most new home buyers regret the house they bought because they rushed into it. These people felt they were pressured to get a home within a certain period. Having a reasonable timeline in choosing your home prevents you from paying more than what you’re supposed to or moving again after our impulsive home purchase.

  2. Select your own reputable home inspector. While most realtors would recommend a home inspector they know to help you, it is always best to choose your own inspector. Home inspection happens usually close to the end of the home-hunting. If the inspector ends up finding some problems, you would have to be compensated for them through some negotiating efforts. Severe issues could end the deal and you would have to start hunting for another home again.

  3. Purchase a home only if you plan to live in the area for a very long time. Some people buy a home because they think renting one is just throwing hard-earned money away. If you purchase a house too quickly, you may end up with making a bigger financial error than not acquiring one. If you decide to sell the house after a few years, understand that it is going to be a costly process. The money you spend during the transaction will erase any equity you may have built up already.

Buying a home that fits your lifestyle, needs, and budget is a big step. Since it is a life-changing experience, it is wise to take your time. Remember that a home purchase a huge investment, and you should avoid making an equally massive mistake.


Cliff Johnson, (678)495-6050

Real Estate Agent


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