Article by Neil Jenman

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times of your life. Or it can be a roller-coaster ride of financial and emotional devastation. It depends on what you do. And what you do, depends on what you know. Most homebuyers do not have enough accurate knowledge. Worse, many are ill-informed.

The 13 Worst Mistakes Made by Home-Buyers was written by consumer advocate Neil Jenman to help home buyers avoid these mistakes. We think you’ll find it interesting

Mistake No 1, Exceeding your Future Financial Limits
Mistake No 2, Buying What You Want Instead of What You Need
Mistake No 3, Ignoring the Extra Costs and the Hidden Costs
Mistake No 4, Failing to Research the Area
Mistake No 5, Tolerating Poor Service from Agents
Mistake No 6, Taking the Bait About the Quoted Price
Mistake No 7, Losing Money with Auctions
Mistake No 8, Being Unprepared for Gazumping
Mistake No 9, Being Too “Clever” with an Offer
Mistake No 10, Not Getting INDEPENDENT Inspections and Advice
Mistake No 11, Being Too Quick or Being Too Slow
Mistake No 12, Being Caught by an Investment Scam
Mistake No 13, Failing to Complain