First-time homebuyers: Beware of these common mistakes

June 12, 2020

With the growing real estate business all across the globe more and more people are joining this investment venture, you can call it following the herd, just a way to make some generational wealth, or anything that justifies it but the truth is there have never been bigger surge or real estate properties since the recession of ’08. But the fact that the real estate bubble has already burst in the US it means people have learned their lessons and the same mistakes will not be repeated this time around. Now to avoid mistakes that can lead to you making the wrong choice on the first buy we are here to guide you through the process of things to look out for when you are doing your first real estate purchase.

To start with the most common mistake, not accounting your budget properly. Almost everybody either overestimates the expenditure of buying a house or they underestimate it. People who think they have enough money and buy a house prematurely without thinking ahead realize their mistake halfway through the process and by that time it is too late. You cannot just make decisions without thinking twice and think you will get to it when the time comes no you cannot do that. This is why you should always consult an accountant or someone who is really good at running expenses numbers so that you know how much it is going to cost. Another aspect of accounting is researching, you cannot assume a price for something like if you take a wild number and think it will work for your furniture but when you go out shopping you find that you ended up spending way more than what you had originally guessed. This is why proper planning is the most essential thing you can do.

And for people who overestimate the prices, it happens because of their fear, and they just never invest in a house because of that. Many people live their life thinking way too much ahead and overestimate everything, they always assume the worst possible outcome and that is not a bad thing, but it can lead to bad outcomes if people live their life this way. When you are buying a house you should properly calculate everything you would need to spend the money on and then create an emergency budget that can help you out in unforeseen situations but do not ever let that emergency budget rule out your house buying strategy.

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Now let’s take a look at other problems that many people face and that is not taking enough rate quotes from different places for mortgages. Unless you are flat out buying the place with the cash you will need to get a mortgage loan and when it comes to banks giving you mortgages, well let’s just say there is a reason why banks are called sharks.  You cannot just take a quote from one bank and be done with it, you have to go outside your banks and visit places that people recommended, or at least you should try to get a second opinion. Interest rates can be a pretty heavyweight to carry for your house and if you do not properly think and plan this stage you will stand to lose a lot of money from this deal. There are many other agencies that can help you out with the loans but it’s up to you if you would like to trust them.

Looking for good houses for sale is another problem that many people face, and we have a solution for you if you live near Tallahassee Florida. There are amazing realtors like Joe Manausa in this area and all you have to do is google things like houses for sale and they will show you the best ranking houses near you and you can go and discuss everything with them. You can also go and search things like 32312 homes for sale Tallahassee or homes for sale 32312, which could help you specify things even more (keep in mind that 32312 is just area code and you can use any area code you want to like 32308 homes for sale Tallahassee or homes for sale 32308). You can search for other area codes too if you prefer them in Tallahassee like 32309 homes for sale Tallahassee or homes for sale 32309 which is another popular area in Tallahassee just like the 32317 which is at the heart of the city and you can do that by searching 32317 homes for sale Tallahassee or homes for sale 32317.

Poor Credit score can potentially ruin the chance for you to get a good mortgage loan with a low-interest rate so if that is the case you need to explore your options and make sure that you do not have any problem in that section.

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Another pointer that you should always keep in mind is that you should never give in to the excitement of buying a house and starting shopping before having mortgage money.

Now if you have done most of these things then the only problems you will ever face are the poor choices that you might make while looking at the house designs and not judging how much space or bedrooms you need. There is a whole list of things that you can misjudge and lucky for you. We have made them in a simple way so you can look over them and make sure you won’t miss anything.

  • Number of Bedrooms you need
  • Backyard space and what kind of backyard you want
  • Number of Bathrooms
  • Kitchen placement
  • Main entrance and the garage space
  • Airflow of the house

But all of these after the potential big things that you need to sort out like your credit score, potential loans that have low-interest rates, not figuring out the hidden costs and having an emergency fund for your house and most of all underestimating the process of buying a house.