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10 Tips Every Homebuyer Needs to Know before Buying

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By Rebekah Radice

• What is your current lifestyle and how will that play into the neighborhood or community you choose? e.g. sports enthusiast that requires hiking trails within the neighborhood
• Size of home including bedrooms, bathrooms, and specialty rooms such as media or pool room.
• Style of home: Ranch vs. Two-Story and Tudor vs. Cape Cod

2. Consider the Cost of Homeownership

There are various financial commitments to consider, most importantly how a new home will fit into your budget.

You need to ensure that you can afford the monthly mortgage payment, as well as any expenses including utilities and/or possible homeowner’s association fees.

3. Interview a Real Estate Professional

The interview process is one of the important first steps in buying a home. An experienced sales associate will be eager to share their expertise and skills so you can make an educated decision.

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