Hindsight is certainly 20/20 but these are some valuable tips before becoming a homeowner. Seeing homes out of your price range is always tempting but not a good idea so follow #1…  better to have a clear idea of what you can afford and see homes in that price range.

British houses with sold sign

British houses with sold sign

“1. DO A FULL CALCULATION OF WHAT YOU CAN COMFORTABLY AFFORD    Unfortunately, what we could afford was quite a bit lower than what I got from the online calculators. I’m happy I dealt with disappointment then rather than the stress of buying a house that was too much for us.”   ….http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-gellerman/becoming-a-homeowner_b_8016082.html