Buying a home can be scary – especially the first time! By Carrier wants to help you through the process with tips and strategies to lead you to a successful purchase.

Here are some of the best ways to prepare and avoid common mistakes when buying your first home.

Get Your Finances Straight

It’s a good idea to determine how much you can afford before looking at homes. Getting pre-approved for a loan can look more attractive to sellers and give you a better idea of how much you can afford.

A larger down payment may also be helpful when competing with multiple offers from other buyers.


Don’t rush – take the time to research different homes and locations to find a neighborhood that suits you. Attending open houses is a great way to view homes and ask any questions you have.

This is a big purchase; don’t make the mistake of buying a home that isn’t the right fit for you and your family.

Hire an Agent

A real estate agent can guide you through the home buying process as quickly and efficiently as possible. He or she can answer questions, address concerns and help prevent common mistakes among first-time buyers.

Real estate agents can also help you negotiate the best price possible for your future home.


Congratulations! You bought your first home. Now it’s important you continue saving for future expenses. Regular maintenance is also crucial. Taking care of your home is a necessity that may prevent unnecessary problems that could occur.
Since 1971, the By Carrier name and reputation has been trusted by thousands of satisfied home buyers! Our expert team is ready to help you find your first home. Consider moving to one of our beautiful custom-designed communities across Connecticut!

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