Buying a Home and the Top Mistakes to Avoid

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Find out what realtor Javier Vidana believes are the top three mistakes to avoid when buying a first home. (Note: Not affiliated with Home Buying In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). The video takes less than nine minutes to watch.

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What to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

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Real estate consultant Andrew Finney offers his tips for exploring all of your home loan options. (Note: Not affiliated with Home Buying In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). Find out in about 15 minutes what 9 questions you should put to your lender before buying a home.

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What to Expect from a Home Inspection

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Expert home inspector Dan Sladek offers answers to some of the most common questions about home inspections. (Note: Not affiliated with Home Buying In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). The video takes less than five minutes to watch.

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Appraisals and Getting the Best Price

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Real estate agent Heather Wright lays out the appraisal process in buying a home, what can go wrong and how it can affect the final price. (Note: Not affiliated with Home Buying In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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What You Should Know Before Buying a House

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Real estate agent and investor Graham Stephen explains the five things you should know before buying your first house. (Note: Not affiliated with Home Buying In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). The video is 11 minutes and includes tips such don’t write off a house over minor cosmetic issues and why location is everything.

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How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

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Realtor Jennifer Lebow guides you through best practices for finding the right real estate agent. (Note: Not affiliated with Home Buying In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). The video is seven minutes long.

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How to Win a Bidding War

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Caught up in a bidding war over a new home? In just four minutes, discover the dos and don’ts of bidding by brokerage Movoto Real Estate. (Note: Not affiliated with Home Buying In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). Find out how to boost your chances of winning that bid in just over four minutes. 

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A Guide to Home Buying

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These seasoned home buyers – One Big Happy Family – offer their best tips for buying a house (Note: Not affiliated with Home Buying In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). The video takes less than 10 minutes to watch.

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Saving money for future home maintenance costs

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Homes require a lot of maintenance and it can be expensive, so it makes sense to start saving. If the roof on your house is going to have to be replaced in 10 years and will cost $15,000, you’ll need to save $125 per month to cover the cost. Water heaters and dishwashers tend to last about 10 to 15 years, while HVAC systems can fail without warning. There’s no landlord to call when something breaks, so it’s smart to start budgeting for repairs and maintenance.

Why mortgage rate locks are important

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Interest rates are constantly fluctuating, so when you first meet with a mortgage broker and she tells you she can get you a 6 percent interest rate on a 30-year mortgage, that rate is only good for today. If it takes you 6 months to find a property, rates could have risen or fallen significantly by then. You won’t know the actual rate you’ll be paying until you lock it in, which can be free or cost a few hundred dollars depending on how long you want to lock the rate for.

Typically, buyers will lock in an interest rate shortly after signing the P&S and a closing date has been agreed to. The rate should be locked at least until the closing date, because that’s when you officially take out your mortgage.

However, you don’t have to lock in your rate after signing the P&S. If you think rates will drop between the P&S and the closing, you could wait to see if rates go down. There’s a risk—rates might go up! If they go up significantly and you’re already stretching your finances, it could put your deal in jeopardy. For this reason, I suggest leaving interest rate predictions to professional investors, and lock in the mortgage after the P&S.