5 Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Buying a home is a big deal but don’t freak out! This purchase, for most people, is the largest purchase you will make. And for something that involves hundreds of thousands of dollars…well it should be a little complicated. Preparation is key. So when you are getting ready to make your first Portland home purchase, check out this list below.

1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.
2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.
3. They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process.
4. They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.
5. They don’t think about resale before they buy and tend to fall in love with an unsuitable home. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

Keep these 5 things in mind if you are looking to buy your first Portland home. And make sure to get in touch with me so I can help you to avoid these mistakes!

by Betsy Ballantyne

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