What is the biggest mistakes people make when buying a new Idaho home? Main Idaho Real Estate Insights
My sister in law just made an offer and I had the chance to see how she handled everything and here are my top five mistakes she made and she in many ways could be just like you when buying Idaho Real Estate.

Top 5 Home Buying Mistakes

5. She was in a hurry and did not think that looking at dozens of homes would be helpful

4. When she found the home, she was emotionally committed.

3. She had questions that required research but did not do the research before she went to meet the builder and did not re-schedule the appointment.

2. She set a goal and went over it. I actually think she made a great choice and it was still in her budget.

1. She was not willing to walk away from the deal. She was emotionally committed not long after she saw the home and therefore gave up the abaility to negotiate. While this is great for the builder and realtor, it does not help her stay focused on getting the best deal and holding everyone invovled accountable.

Trey Langford

Posted by tlangford at 5/29/2009 3:35:00 AM
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Re:What is the biggest mistakes people make when buying a new Idaho home?
One other mistake I would like to add to the list is something I've seen many other people do.That mistake is not considering the location of the home in relation to the rest of your life. Prime example is folks buying home in Kuna or Canyon County, but they spend most of their time in the Boise area whether it is for work, school or other obligations.

Just because the house is great and the price is right doesn't make it a fair trade off from the distance between where you live and where most of your daily life takes place. Nothing wrong with Kuna or Canyon County, but if you life isn't there the commute time isn't worth it. Have you seen the traffic and the condition of our roads lately?
Posted by on 5/30/2009 9:12 AM


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