Ready to buy? Here are our top 5 rules to follow before you sign on that bottom line:

  1. Get qualified for a mortgage before you start looking
  2. Interview real estate agents looking for professionalism and expertise – hire one who listens
  3. Research recent sales of comparable properties
  4. Ask when the home was last renovated and if there were any major repairs
  5. Do complete due diligence on the mechanicals to estimate any future expenses – hire a professional