Buying a house is a really big (possibly your biggest) investment. You would be wise to choose carefully. BuzzFeed has put together a list of things you probably didn't know when it comes to buying a house.

  • Get a "CLUE" report also known as a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange, which will list for you every insurance loss filed for a home over the last seven years. It will give you a lot of insight into the home, and it will help you avoid buying a home that is uninsurable.
  • Determine your deal breakers and stick to them! If you don't want a long commute to work than make sure the house that you purchase is not far from where you work. No matter how nice the home is, stick to your deal breakers.
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions because often times there are some things that sellers are obligated to tell you about a house. In some states, that includes if the home has been investigated for any hauntings, which I'd say is a good thing to know!

While going through the process, you'll find out a lot more, but try to have fun finding your first (or second, or third) home. You'll spend a lot of time there, so you have to make sure that you like it!

(via BuzzFeed)