Buying that dream home is part of almost everyone’s master plan for life. We’ve imagined it over and over and saved and scrimped, just to be able to afford this magnificent structure. But before you go investing your hard earned dollars into this home, pause, take a deep breath and think. This is a lifelong investment and you need to be extremely cautious and smart.
First, make sure you have the right realtor. A good realtor will make his money off the deal, but he will also help you find the correct home at the right price. While looking at houses, take a practical look at what you require and what can be maintainedthroughout your life. All the fancy trimmings may come at an additional cost and with unrequired burdens. You own two cars; do you need a four car garage? Choose wisely! Real estate legal documents are endless. Take the time to go through the fine print. Read the entire document, maybe twice before you sign on the dotted line.