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15 of the worst mistakes made by first-time homebuyers

Espresso Logo By Peter Giffen of Espresso | Slide 1 of 16: Buying a home is often the largest single purchase of our lives. The process can be particularly harrowing for first-time buyers, who may not spend enough time looking into their mortgage options, or unwittingly sabotage their efforts to acquire a mortgage, or let emotions rather than reason rule when shopping, or forget about the other associated costs in a home sale. Here are some of the main minefields you should avoid if you’re about to look for a starter home.

15 of the worst mistakes made by first-time homebuyers

Buying a home is often the largest single purchase of our lives. The process can be particularly harrowing for first-time buyers, who may not spend enough time looking into their mortgage options, or unwittingly sabotage their efforts to acquire a mortgage, or let emotions rather than reason rule when shopping, or forget about the other associated costs in a home sale. Here are some of the main minefields you should avoid if you’re about to look for a starter home.

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