3 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home

This Article On 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home Was Written By Tawana Sampson

Are you ready to buy your dream home, a second home or a rental property? There are many mistakes that can be made, but if you know what they are, then you will avoid these pitfalls. Not being prepared can cost dearly and stop the entire process from even beginning. On this article, I will talk about the 3 mistakes to avoid when buying a home.

Shopping For A Home Without Being Pre-Approved

The top first of the 3 mistakes to avoid when buying a home is NOT TO SHOP FOR A HOME if you have not been pre-qualified and fully pre-approved by a lender. You should not look at houses without consulting with a mortgage lender first to pre-qualify you. Being that this is the first step to take when buying a home, you can already see how the buggy would be put before the horse, so to speak. This could pose some problems.

#1 How do you know you can afford a house?

#2 How do you know that you are not cheating yourself out of what you really want, since you don’t have an estimated purchase price and monthly payments.

#3 How do you know you are ready at all to start shopping for a home.

Getting Pre-Approved By A Mortgage Lender

A lender has to take an application and analyze different components of your file, so it is best not to spend your wheels to avoid any type of negative feelings. At least if you start off on the right foot, you will know exactly where you stand.

Home Inspections

HOME INSPECTIONS ARE AN ASSESMENT OF YOUR HOUSE. Ducking a home inspection is like going to a doctor and not let him check you. A home inspection can cost anywhere from $300-$500 and it is absolutely worth it. Let me tell you why. A professional home inspector can see things that your eyes cannot. I had a client who was about to sign a lease purchase with a seller. I repeatedly advised her to find a home inspector. About six months later, she called me back and told me that she wished she would have listened because there was water all over the place. Whenever she turned her kitchen faucet on, water shot up from the sink and out of every sink in the house. She was very upset, but to tell you the truth, had she got an inspection, things could’ve went a little different. #1. She could have requested that the water issue be fixed before signing the lease purchase contract #2. She could have simply walked away and kept at least $4500.00 of the $5,000.00 that she

The Dangers Of Co-Signing

DO NOT CO-SIGN FOR ANYONE. I mean ANYONE. You might think, well, I’m a cosigner and it’s not my debt. But on the contrary, a lender considers a debt that you co-signed for as your own liability and it is counted along with your credit accounts, unless you can show otherwise. If you can prove that you do not pay for the account, then the lender will waive it. You will need the last 12 months of cancelled checks from the borrower of the account that you co-signed for. So if someone is pressuring you to co-sign while you are trying to buy a home, I’d suggest that you don’t.

About The Author Of 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home: Tawana Sampson

Tawana Sampson is a guest writer for Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage & Real Estate Information Resource Center and is also a licensed mortgage loan originator in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tawana Sampson represents a mortgage lender who has a national reputation of having little to no lender overlays on FHA Loans, VA Loans, USDA Loans, and Conventional Loans. Tawana Sampson can also originate Jumbo Mortgages and Non-QM mortgages such as one day out of foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, and short sale. Tawana Sampson is available 7 days a week to our viewers and borrowers who may have any questions related to qualifying for a mortgage loan and the requirements for any mortgage loan program. Tawana can be reached at 336-965-0432 and her email address is tawana@gustancho.com.

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