Top 4 Home-Buying Problems You May Face


Even the most prepared homebuyers encounter a few obstacles along the way. Regardless of whether it’s your first time buying a house, there’s no denying that the process is complicated. By working with a skilled and dedicated real estate professional and brushing up on the most common hurdles homebuyers face, you’ll be better equipped to deal with whatever comes your way. Below, learn what you might run into on your home buying journey and find out how to handle it all, presented by Facts for a Better Life.


Problem 1: Affording a Down Payment or Mortgage

Before you even begin your search, it’s important to make sure you’re in a good financial position. Here are some tips and things to keep in mind.


  • Develop a budget to determine if you can afford everything associated with homeownership.

  • Keep in mind you can buy a house with a low-down payment, but your mortgage loan options will be limited. Get an estimate to know how much you can afford.

  • Make sure you aren’t overextending your finances. Doing so can make your house poor.


Problem 2: Finding a Suitable Property

Aside from financial issues, many house hunters have trouble finding their dream home. Here’s how to find a great home without making too many sacrifices.


  • Keep in mind that location is just as important as the house itself.

  • If your list of wants and needs is too long or specific, you will probably have a hard time finding a house you like.

  • Honing your ability to see the potential in imperfect homes will open up more possibilities.

  • Remember that even minor renovations can turn an okay home into your dream home.


Problem 3: Getting Your Offer Accepted

Once you’ve found the perfect home, it might be hard to keep your cool as you start drafting your offer. However, rushing through the process can backfire.



Problem 4: Issues at Closing

Having your offer accepted is exhilarating, but it’s not the end of the process. Unfortunately, you can still hit roadblocks with inspections or the closing process.


  • Home inspection reports may reveal hidden issues, but not everything is a deal-breaker.

  • If you discover issues with the property title, think carefully about whether it’s in your best interest to proceed.

  • Errors in your mortgage documents can delay closing, so be sure to read them carefully.

  • Making big purchases or applying for new lines of credit before you close can raise red flags with your lender, so try to hold off.


The path to homeownership is often full of roadblocks, but you can avoid the most common issues by connecting with an expert realtor and getting prepared. Making sure your finances are in order, finding a way to get your offer accepted, and familiarizing yourself with the closing process are just a few things you can do to avoid frustrating delays in the home buying process.


Jason Lewis@

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