The key to avoiding the pitfalls and traps that plague many home buyers comes down to one thing:
Buying a home in in California is a fairly complicated undertaking, but if youíre armed with the proper knowledge and have a
solid plan, it can be a whole lot easier. It all starts with understanding the home buying process, how the system" works, and what can happen to the typical unprepared homebuyer.
Let's back up for a moment and say that the first step is to determine if buying a home is even in your best interests. Most of the time, buying a home is one of the smartest financial decisions that a person can make. But not always!
In meeting with lots of people over the years, Iíve learned that only after examining your overall financial picture can you discover if buying a home is the right thing for you to do.
There are lots of factors to consider, such as the effect that buying a house will have on your long and short term goals. I have seen situations where buying a house was not in the personís best interest at that time.
Once you are sure that buying a home is the smart choice for you, itís time to get busy.