October is filled with frightful tales of ghosts and graveyards, but nothing is as scary to a home buyer as the regrets that arise after they creep across the threshold of their new home. Home buying can be a whirlwind, especially in the current market. Many buyers are desperately searching for a home, for months or longer, and may overlook things in their rush to make an offer.
If you are in the process of or preparing to buy a home, you’ll want to read this post from realtor.com, “Home Buyers’ 7 Biggest Regrets: How Many Will Haunt You?,” and heed the warnings of home buyers that have come before you. In the post, they share seven tales that feature stories of home buying remorse.
#1. Putting off house hunting until the last minute
#2. Overlooking schools, even if you don’t have kids
#3. Caving to a seller’s every demand
#4. Buying too big
#5. Overlooking small details
#6. Skimping on the number of bedrooms you actually need
#7. Underestimating walkability
Remember these stories when searching for your next home, or first home. No matter the market, you’ll want to make sure you end up with a treat; rather than the trick of regrets.