Wednesday, March 19, 2014

First-Time Buyers: Avoid These Common Mistakes

New home by Lancaster home builder Keystone Custom HomesAs the flowers start to bloom and the weather warms up, families start looking to buy new homes. Even for veteran buyers, the process can be stressful. But for first-time buyers, moving into new homes can feel like a long road with no end in sight.

Lancaster home builder Keystone Custom Homes has worked for more than 20 years with buyers looking to purchase their new homes. Keystone agents have seen all of the mistakes that new buyers routinely make, and they do their best to make sure they are avoided.

Here are just a few common mistakes by first-time buyers:
  • Forgetting a budget. New buyers often just look at home prices without figuring out what is the highest payment they can afford. Making a budget ahead of home shopping will alleviate some of the monetary issues that come up during the process.
  • Skipping the inspection. The home looks fine, right? But if a professional does not inspect the home, buyers could end up with a home that needs significant repairs.
  • Waiting to get prequalified. It’s never too early to get prequalified. The process can take time, especially if there are errors or changes, and that can cost valuable house hunting time.

Keystone Custom Homes wants to help new buyers this spring by offering a special seminar. The free seminar will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Heritage Hotel at 500 Centerville Road in Lancaster.

Reservations are required. Call Jennifer Baxter at 717-464-9060 ext. 129 to reserve space. All attendees receive the book Automatic Millionaire by David Bach and a $50 gas card.

Visit to learn more about the seminar and search the single-family homes and townhomes Keystone Custom Homes builds in 44 counties across Pennsylvania and Maryland.

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