Avoid Home Buying Pitfalls

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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Published in Communities

Looking for the perfect life partner may seem easier than buying a new home. You may go on many first dates and in the end, the one that has the most, but not all the characteristics that you desire, will win you heart. The same holds true when searching for your dream home. You may see an endless number of homes; some are missing something or not in your price range but finally you will find one that has most of the characteristics you are looking for.

One of the greatest dangers a buyer can fall into is not collaborating with an expert buyer’s agent. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities buyer’s agents can assist buyers readily identify the best-suited properties in the Jupiter or Loxahatchee Riverfront and surrounding areas. Too often buyers try to dig over ads and the Web, often wasting valuable time trying to do it themselves. Allow a Waterfront buyer’s agent to best match search criteria for homes to your wants, needs, etc. and avoid this pitfall.

Secondly, some buyers walk into a home and are instantly dismayed by something as simple as the color of the paint, which can be easily changed. Buyers need to envision the home differently – carpet, wallpaper, and landscape – all seeming easy to change. Buyers do themselves a huge disservice if they think a home is not right for them simply because of the condition they are currently seeing it in. New homeowners should anticipate a small percentage (1%) of the home’s purchase price for repairs and upkeep

Buyers should speak to a qualified lender and get preapproved for a mortgage. South Florida has exciting rates and deals currently. Contact Bud Kline at  FBC Home Loans for details. Do not forget to factor property taxes and homeowners’ insurance into your budget, as well as maintenance fees, if they apply. 

Finally, before signing anything, always have an independent professional inspector check out the house.


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