What is one thing that you wish you knew when you bought your first house?
What is your number one tip that you would give to a potential home buyer? What is one thing that you really wish you knew then that you know now?
If your wife's credit is bad, and they don't need her to finance the house, do not put her on the deed. Because if you split up, she gets half. From experience.
Information on how to pay your mortgage of quicker. Saves you a whole lot of money.
If I would have known the market was going to crash I would have kept renting instead and then could have gotten a much better deal (and much lower mortgage) after the crash.
Also, that I really didn't have to pay a bug exterminator every 3 months to come out and spray outside and inside for insects, when I could have done it myself with a $10 jug of bug spray from Home Depot and could have saved a ton of money.
Also, I really didn't have to pay a landscaper every 3 months to "treat" my lawn for weeds and lime it, and they really didn't do much. I eventually started doing it myself after attending a lawn maintenance class and I did a much better job than they did with a weed and feed and a sprayer and saved a ton of money there to.
For a little while I would have invested in Angie's List to get a list of good contractors instead of some of the yahoos I had to deal with.
Well that's more than one, sorry I got carried away. Great question.
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