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Did you find buying your first home stressful?

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Did you find buying your first home stressful? What advice would you give someone when buying a first home?

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I bought my very first home back in 1998.
It was a little stressful, but in a great area in Sydney.

If I was to give advice this is what I would give:

1.Do NOT OVER COMMIT....e.g. a big mortgage.

2.Be prepared to see beyond some of it's 'not so good points' e.g. to paint inside or change carpet, things like that.

3.Don't buy too far from work. e.g. over 60 min drive one way.

I could list more, but these 3 things have always helped me a great deal, and are just good old common sense.

Happy house hunting :)
What a cute little house!
by Vee
It's very cute :)
by jonaja
We are thinking that we should buy our first home soon as we are still renting. The problem is we can't decide where to live - I always thought that buying your first home would be a relatively straight forward process. However the first part of deciding where to live seems to be the most difficult question!!
by AJ
I was 41w pregnant, I had a terrible flu, hubby had a slipped disc, and the house was in another state. We also did our own conveyancing.....it was stressful!!!
Yes, it was very stressful, especially waiting for everything to be signed and all the inspections to be done, but we got there in the end. As far as advice, um... It's nice to live fairly close to public transport, especially train lines, even if you normally drive. Oh and use a good mortgage broker, ours saved us a lot of stress with the financial side of things.
So stressful I'm avoiding it at the moment.
by Vee
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