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Topic - Peggy Parker
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.
"Sometimes first-time buyers have a hard time visualizing their furniture in a home or will turn away from a property because they don't like the paint colors," Ms. Parker says. "They just don't realize that paint and flooring can be fixed within a short period of time and that they should focus on the space of the home rather than the finishes."
Ms. Parker says buyers can find out how much they need for a down payment and closing costs at the first meeting with a lender.