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3 Deadly Mistakes Every HomeBuyer should avoid

Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it.

Today, buying the home of your dreams is easier than ever before. Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own new home.

Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make. In fact, most American and Canadian home owners would be financially broke at retirement if it weren’t for one saving grace – the equity in their home. Furthermore, mortgage rates are more flexible today than ever and taxallowances favor home ownership.

Real estate values have always risen steadily. Of course there are peaks and valleys, but the long term the trend is a consistent increase. This means that every month when you make a mortgage payment the amount that you owe on the home goes down and the value typically increases. This owe less-worth more situation is called equity build-up and isthe reason you can’t afford not to buy.

Even if you have little money for a down payment or credit problems, chances are that you can still buy that new home. It just comes down to knowing the right strategies, and working with the right people. See below.

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Our objective on every Home Inspection is to educate the prospective home owner to allow them to make an informed decision. We are members of the following organizations: American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI); National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI); National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI); The National Society of Home Inspectors (NSHI); Qualified and Professional State Certified; Better Business Bureau and Member of the Joliet Chamber of Commerce

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