Category Archives: Mistakes Buying a House

You Can Pick Your Neighbors – Don’t End Up with Neighbors from Hell!

I have another video coming up in my series of 5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House. It’s about neighbors. I have been recommending that people talk to the neighbors of a property they are seriously … Continue reading

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I Bought a Two Story House, There was the Story Before I Bought the House and the Story After I Bought The House

Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchase. It is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item such as a vehicle or real estate Continue reading

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Kiwibuild Problems and Buying From a Plan

Finally, in case you don’t have a Kindle, or don’t want to buy my new eBook, there is a way to get a free copy. Just point your mouse at http://www.Firsthomebuyerstraining.com and you can download a free PDF version and get some more useful information from my eList. Continue reading

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Kindle eBook Launch ‘5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House

Finally after a little bit of work every day for months, loads of revisions and “that’s not what I thought I said” from the haze of pain medications because of a back injury, my latest book has arrived at Amazon … Continue reading

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How Many Houses Should a Buyer See?

I curate quite a few articles as well as writing my own blogs and lately I have been getting frustrated with the number of publications, today that includes The Mirror and the Sioux City Journal, that either hide behind paywalls, … Continue reading

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Buying a Family House – In a Child Friendly Area

One of the reasons we buy a house is because we have or are planning to have children. We focus a lot on the house and property itself, but if you think back to your own childhood, it was very … Continue reading

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Buying a House? How Good is Your Credit Rating and How Do You Find Out?

When I was a teenager and still at school I bought a Cry Baby Wah Pedal for my guitar from a department store. It was probably a couple of hundred dollars and I was earning about $30 a week giving … Continue reading

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What Stays and What Goes When You Buy a House? AND Making Sure You Don’t Get Ripped Off!

This is so important that you need to question everything you are not sure of AND you need to confirm that everything you expect the vendor to leave is written into the contract under chattels, or fixtures and fittings. “But … Continue reading

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Paying Too Much For a House

I noticed a story in The Australian about people in Australia being worried about paying too much for the property, but unfortunately it was hidden behind a paywall. It’s a bit of a shame really. I research internationally and with … Continue reading

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First Home Buyers can save a lot of time and grief with Google Street View

A few years ago I was looking for low cost houses that I could invest in as rental properties and I found one that sounded great, going by the story the Real Estate Agent told in their book of current … Continue reading

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