Worst Home-Buying Advice Ever

The Worst Home-Buying Advice People Actually Believe

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If you’re looking to buy a house, you’re bound to have well-meaning friends and family pull you aside and say, “Let me give you some advice.” After all, they’ve been there, done that. Or they’ve watched an ungodly amount of “House Hunters.”

We know they’re trying to be helpful, but just because people have an opinion doesn’t mean they’re informed. And when it comes to buying a house, that seemingly friendly direction can send you down the wrong path.  Full story..via


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Spring and summer usually get all the real estate glory with lofty accolades as the best time to buy a home—and, of course, the busiest. Meanwhile, their seasonal sibling, fall, often gets tossed to the leaf pile by potential buyers who might think autumn is just about haunted houses and turkey dinners rather than house hunting.


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Location matters – enormously. If you’re poor and live in the Seattle area, it’s better to be in Snohomish County than in Pierce County or Skagit County. Not only that, the younger you are when you move to Snohomish, the better you will do on average. Children who move at earlier ages are less likely to become single parents, more likely to go to college and more likely to earn more.


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Congratulations, you’re officially obsessed with real estate—swerving toward every open house sign and poring over glorious property pictures online again and again. But how serious are you about actually coughing up a down payment and buying a home? Since it’s sometimes hard to sort out your true feelings, allow your pals at® to help you figure that out.


Millennials are shaking up Seattle's suburbs - Puget Sound Business Journal

The Faulkenberrys are some of the early buyers. Jon Faulkenberry and his wife, Leighann, who’s pregnant with their first child, bought a new three-bedroom home at Tehaleh for around $343,000 in September.


I am seeing more and more millennials come into the market place. Problem right now is lack of inventory.