As a kid, I remember spending long hours playing with my Barbie dolls and their magnificent doll house. Even at that age, I already dreamed of having a house just like that when I grow up. Having my own dream house was one of the items on my bucket list then, and that pretty much hasn’t changed until now. Before I plunge into the pool of Missouri homes for sale though, it’s best that I, or anyone seriously considering acquiring property for that matter, arm myself with the knowledge of the common mistakes people commit when buying a home:
Not having a set budget. Before anything else, anyone who is thinking of buying a home must set a budget. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you’ll be able to pay off the mortgage for that billion-dollar house if you’re a mere minimum wage earner. Also consider the additional expenses you’ll incur after purchasing the home.
Not completing the home inspection. Common sense would dictate you to carefully inspect anything you wish to spend your hard-earned money on. Enlist the help of an experienced home inspector to do the job.
Forgetting about resale value. Truth be told, nobody lives in any house forever, so there is a probability that at some point, you will have to resell your house. So when buying a house, do ask your realtor about its resale value.
Now that the “home-buying” bug has bitten you, tread carefully and don’t get caught up in all the excitement of getting a new home.
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