21 Surprising Tips To Know Before Buying A House

Your first (or even fifth) house purchase is a huge decision. It seems like there are a million things to know before buying a house.

From figuring out how much you can afford to hire the right home inspector, there is a lot to keep in mind.

In order to help you with your home-buying checklist, I interviewed 21 different experts on the top thing they wish they knew before buying their first house. Their answers uncovered a few surprising things!

1. Remember to Budget for Legal Advice

Get a clear handle on the legal fees you’ll be charged and what is and isn’t included in that price.

Josh Hastings from Money Life Wax emphasizes the importance of budgeting for regular maintenance: This will help for even bigger projects such as siding, plumbing, or windows.

2. How to Budget for Maintenance

If I knew that before, I would’ve started by paying off my debt, and I wouldn’t have wasted my time. Get your finances in order and you’ll be able to buy a home with peace of mind.

3. Get Your Finances in Order Before You Buy

Building equity through renovations is a core principle to the BRRR method which I now do on rental properties.

4. The Value of Adding Value

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