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100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask

While it’s hard to ignore all the financial implications of making such a large investment, there are, of course, the equally important issues related life, family and relationships that arise in buying a home.

Jill Schlesinger

By Jill Schlesinger, CFP®
  |  Published: February 15, 2018

Home ownership has always been considered an essential part of the American Dream.

And while it may be getting harder to accomplish—especially for the millennials—it’s still pretty high on the list of goals. If you’re going to do it, make sure you do it right by doing your homework and asking the right kinds of questions:

  • What can you afford?
  • What do you want in a home, and what do you really need?
  • What does “location, location, location” really mean?
  • How do I decide what to offer on a house?
  • What exactly does the closing process look like?

While it’s hard to ignore all the financial implications of making such a large investment, there are, of course, the equally important issues related to life, family and relationships that arise in buying a home.

One pro tip we discuss in audio: If you’re a technology lover, more and more there are mobile apps and online tools that let you find great home deals right at your fingertips.

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