The Proactive Guide to Homebuying

The Proactive Professional

So, my fiance and I just closed on our first home this week! It feels like the culmination of a journey that began about 10 months ago and was filled with excitement, hope, frustration, anger and ultimately, joy. I’m not sure if anyone is an expert on the home buying process, but here are a few pieces of wisdom we learned along the way:

1. Pictures lie.

Real estate pictures are worse than any instance of celebrity photoshopping I’ve ever seen. Rooms are maximized, faults and minimized, and every home could conceivably be your dream home.

2. Schedule showings, go to open houses.

AJ and I had been looking at houses online for about three months when we finally went to our first round of open houses. That’s when we learned how majorly pictures lie. “Palatial bathrooms”, in real life, couldn’t fit a person and a towel rack in them…

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