What are 5 Common Home Buyer Mistakes? 

Mistake #1- Not knowing what they can afford before Making an Offer.
The best way to avoid this is to get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage so you know exactly how much you can afford. Usually pre-approvals are free.

 
Mistake #2 - Not Knowing who the Agent Represents.
Unless an agent is working as your Buyer Representative, they may be representing the seller. Many people don't realize this.

 
Mistake #3 - Choosing the wrong Mortgage.
A bad mortgage can cost you thousands in taxes and interest. Consult with a professional before you choose your mortgage.

 
Mistake #4 - Not finding problems with the Home before Buying it.
You should have a Professional Home Inspector look at the home before buying it, otherwise you could be looking at huge repair costs later on. 

 
Mistake #5 - Not understanding how their Credit can impact their ability to Purchase or Refinance a Home.
Get a Mortgage Professional to help you go over and prepare your credit file before you buy a home.