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By John R. Bolton
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Topic - Jerry Thatcher
First-time homebuyers tend to have the same goals: ownership of a home they love, that meets their needs and that they can afford. While it's hoped that first-time buyers end up satisfied with their first experience in the real estate market, it's sometimes inevitable that mistakes are made.
Jerry Thatcher, a Realtor with Weichert, Realtors, in Fair Oaks, Va., says the worst mistake buyers can make is to start looking for a home without meeting with a lender.
Mrs. Thatcher says this is particularly a problem when it comes to making an offer.