6 mistakes to avoid as a first-time home buyer

Buying a home for the first time is a big deal.

To help you get ahead, we’ve outlined some first-time homebuyer tips by calling out six of the biggest mistakes that you should avoid going into the purchase of your first home that could end up saving you a lot of time, money, and frustration.
Mistake #1: not getting pre-approved
Many first-time buyers make the mistake of thinking that they don’t need to get approved for a mortgage until they’ve found their dream home.
Unfortunately, that often ends up being too late.
These days, most sellers require that pre-approvals be submitted along with any offer, and, since your finances need to be vetted before the lender will agree to grant you a loan, this process can take days or even weeks.
Instead, we recommend applying for a pre-approval before you even start looking at a available properties.
Doing so will give you extra time to work on your finances, if needed, and will ensure that you’re ready to submit an offer ASAP once you’ve found your perfect match.

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