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Buying your first home?
Buying your first home?

Well, we're not, because we're broke millennials, but maybe you are! And if you are--do you feel overwhelmed by the things to check for? Do you even know what to look for? Well, we're here to help.

u/pw1016 asked Reddit: What should someone know before buying their first house?

Here's what they had to say.

One Extra Step
One Extra Step

When searching online, you'll see some great looking exterior pictures. Check Google Street View to see what the surroundings really look like.

That one extra step saved us from going to look at about half the houses in-person.

Gardens
Gardens

Everyone talks about the house itself; the yard also matters in terms of how much work and expense the place will be. Is the landscaping competent? Is it kept up?

Lazy gardeners will often attempt a few quick fixes, leaving the buyer with serious work afterward.

Contracts
Contracts

Go through the calculations in the paperwork. My husband found a $2,500 mistake. He had to argue it out before the company would acknowledge we were being double charged in one area. We think the company has been doing this for awhile. Most people accept what the professionals do as correct.

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