Buying a home is typically the largest financial transaction most people make in their lifetime. The last thing you want to do is make a mistake, one which could cost you time and money. Below are some of the most common mistakes buyers can make during the home buying process.

Not doing your homework in advance – Before you do anything else, do some preliminary research, shop around for lenders and get a pre-qualification letter before you start shopping for your new home.

Changing Jobs or Buying Big Items – Once you’ve decided to buy a home, it’s critical not to change your circumstances, such as a new job, large credit card purchases, buying a new car, or opening a new credit card.

Accepting Everything at Face Value – Do not hesitate to ask questions or do your own investigating. Also, getting a home inspection is a great way to learn more about the property you are purchasing and can potentially save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Buying a home is exciting, but the most important thing is to consider the details and think everything through. By understanding some of the common mistakes buyers make, you can avoid them and avoid delays.

When ready to purchase your home, vacation home, hunting land or real estate, contact Reed Realty. Our agents are trained experts in the field. We pride ourselves on quality customer service and continuing education. Whether you are a first-time home-buyer or a seasoned veteran, our team has the resources you need to buy or sell real estate in Northern Minnesota.


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