What Advice Would You Give to First-Time Homebuyers?

What Advice Would You Give to First-Time Homebuyers?

Alysha Findley
Oct 3, 2011

Jumping into the world of first-time home buying can be an exciting yet daunting leap. There is just so much information to learn before you dive in hoping you have enough knowledge to end up on stable footing.

Home buyers can be split up into two groups, first-timers and owners. I fall into the former category, and as I begin the search for my first home I keep getting lots of great advice and horror stories from friends and family. The personal, realistic situations and advice that I am receiving outweighs any generic information that I'm reading in books, online or from real estate agents.

I'm making lists of what is really important to know, and I thought who better to ask than the experienced home owners of the Apartment Therapy community to give advice to all the people who are just buying their first home or think that it may be on the horizon.

For all of you home owners out there, what golden piece of advice would you give first-time home buyers from what you have experienced?

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