Common home-buying mistakes and how to avoid them
Not doing an organized search
Not making location a priority
Underestimating noise or traffic levels
Not doing proper financial planning
Cutting corners on your home inspection
Even if you or the current homeowner chooses not to make the repairs recommended by the home inspector, at least they are documented and you are making an informed decision. The inspector will assess the property for multiple issues and determine any areas that need to be fixed. Some may be cosmetic but others, such as foundation, electrical or plumbing issues, may be might be deal breakers.
Published February 3, 2016
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