How to Avoid the 10 Biggest Mistakes Buying a New Home
Over the past two decades I have had the opportunity to work closely with
leaders in the home building industry all across the United States and with home
owners on hundreds of projects as a residential architect. As a result of this
work, many friends have sought my help when buying homes. In addition, a real
estate agent who became a dear friend and great source of referrals often asked
me to advise her clients about the likely cost of architectural upgrades for
homes under consideration. In the process of helping others, it often amazed me
how much was left to chance and how many critical factors were missing in the
home selection process. It was also frustrating to watch people routinely spend
hundreds of dollars for home inspections when more specialized expertise on
critical areas of concern would prove much more helpful to the purchase decision
and negotiation process.
Based on this experience and three home purchases of my own, I have developed
a system that addresses the most common major pitfalls selecting and making
deals on new homes. Helping friends and family select great homes that have
stood the test of time has been extremely rewarding.
Real estate agents and consulting attorneys are adept at taking clients
through the sales transaction. However, if you haven’t made a good choice, they
are only executing a bad judgment for you and your family. This guide is
designed to help you make a great home buying decision; one that is suited to
your needs and resources. It’s also about keeping the experience the exciting
and fun adventure it should be. The resulting economic and emotional benefits
can last a long time.
Enjoy the thrill of owning a great home; you deserve it!
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The author appreciates review and comments on various versions of this book
from a number of friends and professional colleagues. In particular, he thanks
his wife, Suzanne, for extra motivation along with critical ideas improving the
overall concept, creative execution, and marketing materials. Most of all, she
has contributed substantial ideas behind this book as a great partner purchasing
three wonderful homes for our family.
The information provided on the Sam's Home Buying Tips web site and "How
to Avoid 10 Biggest Mistakes Buying a New Home" guide represents the best
professional judgment of the author based on 20+ years experience as an
architect, 10+ years experience working with the nation's home building industry
to establish more efficient building practices, and wide experience advising
friends and clients on new home purchases. The information provided on this web
site does not address all possible concerns involved in purchasing a new home
and is not intended to guarantee that difficulties or problems won't be
encountered with a new home purchase based on the advice provided.