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Buying A Home: 10 Things You Must Know

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments that everyone makes in their life. Make sure that you are buying your dream home that meets your needs and lifestyle at the same. Apart from money, you need to have determination and discipline before stepping up towards buying a home.

Mentioned below are 10 Things to know before buying a home:

Know Your Credit Score


While buying a home your credit score plays an important role as it helps banks know your ability to repay your debts on time. Credit score ranges from 720-850 is favorable to get the best rates on home mortgages.



Before budgeting for buying a home, you must know your income sources and understand your household expenses. Having more money in your bank account after deducting on down payment and closing costs are great because home ownership could draw an unexpected expense for maintenance and repair in the remote future.

Increase Your Down Payment


In order to lessen each monthly payment, you have to increase your down payment. It is better to put a large down payment on buying a home as they are much expensive.

Getting Pre-approval


Pre-approval means you are likely to get the loan unless no changes in credit score. It gives a lot of credibilities and boosts your negotiation power as well. It plays an important role while competing with another buyer for your dream home.

Get An Agent


An agent is a middleman between the buyers and sellers who handle a lot of complex tasks and has access to more properties. You can find your dream home within your budget with the help of an agent who has more knowledge and experience.



You must choose the location which will have the greatest impact on the way you live your life and its market value as well. A good location is a high growth area closed to hospitals, offices, schools, shopping center and public facilities including transport, parks and banks.

Home Inspection


A home inspection is an opportunity to have an expert look at the home you are buying.  If you inspect your home at the earliest, then you can bring changes the way you want. It should be done on the following criteria include foundation, construction, plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical and interior.

Co-ordinate In Paperwork

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Dealing every work in written form would ensure more authenticity and authorization. Make sure that you are coordinating with your respective agent in paperwork to achieve the desired outcome.

Verifying Legal Documents


If you find a home which is free from almost all sorts of legal issues, then it will be quite an achievement. However, legal documents need to be verified carefully before buying a home in order to escape yourself from falling into any kind of land ownership disputes.

Goods And Service Tax (GST)

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GST is a single tax option implemented to bring the multiple taxes under one unified tax structure. It reduces the confusion of taxation on buying a home in the mind of the consumer.

[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]

Shabnam Dhar is a Copy Editor for OWLT Market.

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