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How to Avoid 10 Common Buyer Traps BEFORE Buying a Kansas City Home
Buying a Kansas City home is a major investment no matter which way you look at it. But for many Kansas City homebuyers, it's an even more expensive process than it needs to be because many fall prey to at least a few of many common and costly mistakes which trap them into either paying too much for the home they want, or losing their dream home to another buyer or, worse, buying the wrong home for their needs.
Every homeowner has been a first-time buyer once in their life, so you're not alone. But buying a home is one of the largest purchases you'll make, so how do you know if you're ready to take that next big step? These 10 home-buying tips can help reduce the stress of buying your first home.
The seventh chapter is:
7. Location, location, location. Figure out what's essential to you, such as school district reputation, crime rates, convenient shopping areas, local parks or whether there are children in the neighborhood. Rank these qualities in order of importance. Focus only on neighborhoods that meet those criteria. If you currently live in Kansas City, talk to friends, work associates and family. Take a drive on weekends in the desired areas you want to explore. Contact the Chamber of Commerce of the areas you are interested in moving to in the future and order a relocation packet. Contact a buyer's agent who works in the area were you may want to live. Pick their brain and compare the desired areas you are interested in moving to in the future.
To view the previous chapters, go to: http://Blog.DowellTaggart.com and click on For Buyers.
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