Top home-buying mistakes

Many overlook contingencies, affordability, closing

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Low interest rates and home prices have convinced some homebuyers that now is a good time to buy. If you’re a first-time buyer or haven’t bought in awhile, take heed of mistakes you’ll want to avoid.

Buying a home takes time. Invariably, your life will get busy as soon as you get serious about buying. Working with a good real estate agent who knows your area well, stays on top of details, and communicates promptly and clearly definitely helps.

However, never forget that you are the decision maker.