Top 10 Home Buying Mistakes


Buying a home is perhaps the most arduous, expensive and, ultimately, valuable acquisition you'll ever complete 

Just one mistake could mean disaster -- perhaps the worst mistake you'll ever make.
In order to avoid titanic trip ups during such a trying transaction, buyers should get to know the most common home buying blunders. 

To know them is to avoid them. 
  • Going solo: Buying a house is a complex transaction. It should be a team effort. You'll need a REALTOR®, lender, inspector, insurer, perhaps a lawyer, and other team members to help you through each step of the way. Team build before you start the search.  
  • Love at first sight: If you believe in fairy tales you probably shouldn't be buying a home. You won't live happily ever after if you emote your way through the home buying process. Your home should fit your real needs, not your yen for drama. Buy a home that fits your budget and your lifestyle. Be sure the home is in a community and neighborhood you desire. Visit neighborhoods several times before you buy to check out schools, noise and traffic patterns.
  • 'Loanless' shopping: Being pre-qualified gives you a general idea of how much you can afford to borrow. It's better to be pre-approved for a given loan. Sellers will take you more seriously. You'll stay on budget.
  • Overbuying: Home buyers buying more than they could truly afford, in part, led to the collapse of the housing market. Buy more than you can afford and your dream home will become the same nightmare. Analyze all your monthly costs including debts, food, transportation, entertainment, and savings. Your total monthly debts, including your mortgage, should not exceed 36 percent of your income before taxes. Don't forget to budget closing costs (often two to five percent of the home's purchase price), plus moving, redecorating and maintenance. Look ahead and allow for increases in ongoing expenses such as utilities and taxes.
  • Misplaced trust: You are engaged in what's likely your most valuable acquisition ever. It's a business transaction. Ask family, friends, co-workers, professionals and others you trust for referrals, but don't take their word for it. Vet your team members.
  • Accepting oral agreements: Get it in writing. The rate lock, the home inspection, disclosures, the contract. Always. Should a dispute arise, you've got the details documented.
  • Skipping the fine print: Understand what's really in any document before picking up a pen. Get documents in advance, take time to read them and ask questions. Get copies of your mortgage and closing papers a few days ahead of closing.
  • Forgetting or betting on resale: Avoid buying a home that costs 50 percent more than neighboring homes. Reconsider buying the most expensive home on the block. Neighbors' lower home values will weaken yours. Buy intending to flip your investment only to have the market fail means when it's time to sell your price may not cover your costs.

  • Making an unconditional offer: Protect yourself with these contingencies:
  1.  Mortgage financing: You may be preapproved but is the house? A formal appraisal confirms -- or not -- that there is sufficient value in the home to warrant the loan. If the house appraises lower than the sales price, the loan may be declined.
  2.  Inspection: Never buy an existing or new home without a thorough home inspection. Walk through the home with the inspector to learn more about the house and any concerns he or she may have. 3. Insurance: Confirm you can get adequate insurance coverage. In some areas, or following certain disasters, it can be difficult to get types of hazard insurance.


  • Written by Realty Times Staff
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    We really love the Fredericksburg location of being halfway between the Virginia State Capital and the Nation’s Capital.  We have been able to take advantage of theatre and shopping in both locales.  During the Christmas season, a visit to the National Mall is a treat.  Conversely, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond is very nice with their Christmas light display.
    In the Fredericksburg area, we have visited the National Civil War battlefields and found them very interesting.  Being located just of US17 has allowed us to quickly travel to the Shenandoah Valley and enjoy hiking along the many trails located in the National Park.  Also, the number of Virginia wineries is growing in our area and have also been wonderful to visit. 
    Just off US17 are some great restaurants, locally owned and operated.  Vinnys Italian Café is our favorite pizza pie and eggplant parmesan retreat.  Aladdin’s has great Mediterranean food with an awesome chicken gyro!  We also have a great Chinese restaurant called Hunan House and a new Japanese Bistro called Quickway.  Of course the normal fast food eateries are just a short drive away as well.
    The Del Webb, our neighborhood, lifestyle is absolutely great!  The clubhouse and fitness center is superb.  There are so many activities occurring every day and each week, once cannot possibly do all of them!  The social events, especially during the Holiday Season, are really nice and getting to know your neighbors and visiting with them during these events has provided real community connections.  Everyone is so friendly and watches out for each other, it is like living among family.  The drive along Celebrate VA Parkway into the community is a relaxing and peaceful commute.  Living here is like living in an oasis from the rest of the world!
    The peacefulness of the area was the key for us.  The villa home is quiet and having the dual master bedrooms was an added feature with having my aging Mother with us.  The upstairs loft allowed her to have her own retreat, while we were able to enjoy the main floor with room for guests.  The location allowed me to remain active with my government service and local church.  Lastly, at the time we looked at our home, the sun was rising and the rear east-facing deck and morning sun warming the kitchen area was an invitation to stop, relax, and enjoy the provided Providence.

    Our home is loaded with so many features!  We love the built-in humidifier with the heating system during the winter.  The remote controlled fireplace is also a nice feature.  As a practical matter, the peace of mind of having a whole house fire suppression system has allowed us to sleep well at night.  Having dual master suites is a nice feature for any adult working couple with an aging parent, which was the draw for us to move to a Del Webb community with our children being out on their own.  The added pleasure of a maintenance free yard was so nice during the spring and summer months.  Our Burlington model end unit also has a private office area or can feature as a den.


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    Spacious 5bedroom/4.5bathroom home in Burke! Open floor plan, hardwood floors, fireplace in family room, plenty of light! The master bathroom has a soaking tub, & dual vanities.Great FINISHED basement w/ den, bedroom & full bathroom. The kitchen has Corian countertops, island w/cooktop, matching appliances,double ovens! Fenced back yard! Only 20 min from Fairfax County Pkwy, 620, I-95!


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    Seller Says!

    Burke is a delightful place to live! The village of Burke started life as home to an 1850's train depot and has a rich history with an active historical society.  Burke is only 15 miles SW of Washington DC. With bus service and VRE train service widely available. It's wonderful to live close to DC.  Burke is located in Fairfax County and has top rated schools! Our school district would include Cherry Run Elementary and Lake Braddock Secondary School. Both of my children attended these schools and I can't say enough about the opportunities they offered.

    There are many restaurants in Burke that we enjoy! Rafagino serves fabulous Italian food! Close by is Glory Days, Spartans and Panisa Thai.  All are good choices for a stress free evening. In our spare time we enjoy plays at the Kennedy Center as well as plays on the Washington Nationals ball field.  One of Fairfax County’s best public parks is a short drive away. Burke Lake Park offers a 5 mile trail around the lake, a marina, golf and mini golf, train rides and a carousel for the kids!

    Even though my home is not located in the planned community of Burke Centre, it's fairly new at 15 years young and close enough to join the Burke Centre pools, which enables us to enjoy any of the 5 community pools and one is within walking distance.  My husband and I bought this home because we wanted to stay in Burke and our school district but wanted to upgrade to a larger home.  The neighborhood is small at 49 homes, so you really get to know your neighbors, and I have to say, we have fabulous friends as neighbors.

    The house has a bump out in the back that is perfect as a sun room! I can read the paper out there while watching the bird feeders in the fenced back yard. I also love that the lower level which has the perfect place for a family pool table. We made a lot of family memories there and I hope another family will enjoy it as much as we have!



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    **OPEN HOUSE Sat. 1/28 @2-4pm!** Charming 2bedroom/2bathroom rambler home w 1-car garage, private driveway & great lanscaping. Living room w high ceilings. Kitchen w matching appliances/cabinets, plenty of storage & table space! Family room w wood floors, fireplace & access to fenced-in yard w patio! Both bedrooms are spacious & feature ceiling fans & closet space. In great location near Rt3, shopping/restaurants


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    200 Chinaberry Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22407

    Spacious 6 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home in Breezewood! Beautifully landscaped with wrap around wood porch. Brick walkway in front & rear. Backs to trees. Renovated master bathroom with shower, soaking tub & dual vanity. 2nd bathroom with dual vanity. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Dining room with bay window. Large family room with fireplace. Wood floors, carpet in bedrooms. Nearby shopping, dining, parks. Easy access to I95, Rt1.

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    200 Chinaberry Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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    *Open house Sun 1/22@ 2-4pm!* Spacious 5 bedroom/3.5 bathroom home in Lees Park! Home features 2 living spaces & dining areas, laundry room, hardwood floors, fireplace in family room, & finished walk-out basement w full bath/bedroom. Kitchen: gourmet island, matching appliances. & granite counters. Spacious bedrooms w ceiling fans, lots of storage space. Deck w ground access and patio. Near Rt 1, I95, shopping restaurants.


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    Gates of Fair Lakes 12851 Fair Briar Lane Fairfax, VA 22033 Just Listed! By-12:45Team

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    12851 Fair Briar Lane Fairfax, VA 22033

    This is a spacious ground level entry 2bedroom/2bathroom condo that features walk-in closets, hardwood & tile floors, open floor plan, & private balcony! Kitchen w stainless steel appliances, tile back splash. 1 garage parking &1 parking pass! The living room is open, has a fireplace & access to balcony. The spacious bedrooms have plenty of storage. Plus, easy access to routes:66 & 286!!




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    Seller Says!

    Fairfax is a busy city with a lot of activity, but it never feels overwhelming.  The neighborhoods are a quiet sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle.  Fairfax is in the middle of many nearby historic destinations and features easy access to Washington D.C.  There are many restaurants in the area as well.   I've enjoyed the Dogfish Head Ale House, Guapo's, Sakura, Texas de Brazil, the list goes on and on.  

    The Fair Lakes community is great for basically everything.  There are several parks, trails, and athletic facilities and leagues. It has three movie theaters within a 15 minute drive, the area also includes many dining options for all tastes, and has easy access to shopping of all kinds. Travel is also easy with quick access to Dulles airport, Routes 66, 286, & I-95 make road trips easy in all directions, and commutes are a breeze with 2 Metro stations within easy reach.  

    This neighborhood is great because it takes very little time to get to anything you need, whether walking or driving.  The community pool and fitness center are handy conveniences.  And, I'll never forget the time I was preparing to shovel the driveway after a snowstorm and found it had already been done (True story!).     


    I knew this was home when I couldn't get it out of my mind.  I was deciding between two other strong options, but toured here for comparison, and I was hooked.  It felt like home.  I loved the floor plan.  The open living space drenched with light during the day felt very comfortable, and the tranquil retreat offered by the bedrooms at night allowed for very sound restful sleep. 

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    6308 Timarron Cove Ln Burke, VA 22015

    **Open House SUN 01/22 @ 2-4pm!** Spacious 5bedroom/4.5bathroom home in Burke! Open floor plan, hardwood floors, fireplace in family room, plenty of light! The master bathroom has a soaking tub, & dual vanities.Great FINISHED basement w/ den, bedroom & full bathroom. The kitchen has Corian countertops, island w/cooktop, matching appliances,double ovens! Fenced back yard! Only 20 min from Fairfax County Pkwy, 620, I-95!


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    Seller Says!

    Burke is a delightful place to live! The village of Burke started life as home to an 1850's train depot and has a rich history with an active historical society.  Burke is only 15 miles SW of Washington DC. With bus service and VRE train service widely available. It's wonderful to live close to DC.  Burke is located in Fairfax County and has top rated schools! Our school district would include Cherry Run Elementary and Lake Braddock Secondary School. Both of my children attended these schools and I can't say enough about the opportunities they offered.

    There are many restaurants in Burke that we enjoy! Rafagino serves fabulous Italian food! Close by is Glory Days, Spartans and Panisa Thai.  All are good choices for a stress free evening. In our spare time we enjoy plays at the Kennedy Center as well as plays on the Washington Nationals ball field.  One of Fairfax County’s best public parks is a short drive away. Burke Lake Park offers a 5 mile trail around the lake, a marina, golf and mini golf, train rides and a carousel for the kids!

    Even though my home is not located in the planned community of Burke Centre, it's fairly new at 15 years young and close enough to join the Burke Centre pools, which enables us to enjoy any of the 5 community pools and one is within walking distance.  My husband and I bought this home because we wanted to stay in Burke and our school district but wanted to upgrade to a larger home.  The neighborhood is small at 49 homes, so you really get to know your neighbors, and I have to say, we have fabulous friends as neighbors.


    The house has a bump out in the back that is perfect as a sun room! I can read the paper out there while watching the bird feeders in the fenced back yard. I also love that the lower level which has the perfect place for a family pool table. We made a lot of family memories there and I hope another family will enjoy it as much as we have!



    6308 Timarron Cove Ln Burke, VA 22015

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    Celebration Virginia 128 Hyannis Place, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 Just Listed! By-12:45Team

    128 Hyannis Place, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 - Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Shawn Derrick - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245 

    Just Listed!  You have to see this home in person.  Celebration Virginia, 3bed/ 3bath, Villa, $335,000MLS #ST9839919


    Special incentives for buyer - call/text 571-494-1245 or email Shawn@1245team.com or NateJohnson@1245team.com to check on buyer incentives and schedule your private showing!

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    128 Hyannis Place, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

    Spacious 3 bedroom/3 bathroom Villa located in Celebration Virginia! This home features all the upgrades you want: hardwood floors, crown molding, upgraded bathrooms, handicap-accessible entrance, & maintenance-free rear deck. Gourmet Kitchen:double oven,gas cooktop,hood,pullout cabiets&quartz countertops. Near Motts Run Reservoir recreation area, Rt 17 & I-95.




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    Seller Says!
    We really love the Fredericksburg location of being halfway between the Virginia State Capital and the Nation’s Capital.  We have been able to take advantage of theatre and shopping in both locales.  During the Christmas season, a visit to the National Mall is a treat.  Conversely, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond is very nice with their Christmas light display.
    In the Fredericksburg area, we have visited the National Civil War battlefields and found them very interesting.  Being located just of US17 has allowed us to quickly travel to the Shenandoah Valley and enjoy hiking along the many trails located in the National Park.  Also, the number of Virginia wineries is growing in our area and have also been wonderful to visit. 
    Just off US17 are some great restaurants, locally owned and operated.  Vinnys Italian Café is our favorite pizza pie and eggplant parmesan retreat.  Aladdin’s has great Mediterranean food with an awesome chicken gyro!  We also have a great Chinese restaurant called Hunan House and a new Japanese Bistro called Quickway.  Of course the normal fast food eateries are just a short drive away as well.
    The Del Webb, our neighborhood, lifestyle is absolutely great!  The clubhouse and fitness center is superb.  There are so many activities occurring every day and each week, once cannot possibly do all of them!  The social events, especially during the Holiday Season, are really nice and getting to know your neighbors and visiting with them during these events has provided real community connections.  Everyone is so friendly and watches out for each other, it is like living among family.  The drive along Celebrate VA Parkway into the community is a relaxing and peaceful commute.  Living here is like living in an oasis from the rest of the world!
    The peacefulness of the area was the key for us.  The villa home is quiet and having the dual master bedrooms was an added feature with having my aging Mother with us.  The upstairs loft allowed her to have her own retreat, while we were able to enjoy the main floor with room for guests.  The location allowed me to remain active with my government service and local church.  Lastly, at the time we looked at our home, the sun was rising and the rear east-facing deck and morning sun warming the kitchen area was an invitation to stop, relax, and enjoy the provided Providence.

    Our home is loaded with so many features!  We love the built-in humidifier with the heating system during the winter.  The remote controlled fireplace is also a nice feature.  As a practical matter, the peace of mind of having a whole house fire suppression system has allowed us to sleep well at night.  Having dual master suites is a nice feature for any adult working couple with an aging parent, which was the draw for us to move to a Del Webb community with our children being out on their own.  The added pleasure of a maintenance free yard was so nice during the spring and summer months.  Our Burlington model end unit also has a private office area or can feature as a den.


    128 Hyannis Place, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

    12:45 Team licensed in and serving Virginia, Maryland & DC Real Estate. Nationally ranked top real estate team.

    Salem Fields 11203 Silversmith Ln Fredericksburg VA 22407 Coming Soon! By-12:45Team

    11203 Silversmith Ln Fredericksburg VA 22407 Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Shawn Derrick - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245 

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    Gates of Fair Lakes 12851 Fair Briar Lane Fairfax, VA 22033 Open House! By-12:45Team

    Gates of Fair Lakes - 12851 Fair Briar Lane Fairfax, VA 22033  Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245 

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    12:45 Team licensed in and serving Virginia, Maryland & DC Real Estate. Nationally ranked real estate agent.