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5 Biggest Mistakes I See First-Time Homebuyers Make Most Often

Are you a potential first-time home buyer?  The most important thing for you to realize is . . . you don't know what you don't know.

There are so many things that you need to know to make good decisions when buying your first home.  The smartest thing you can do is find an experienced, well-regarded real estate professional and share your plans and goals with them.  When buying your first home, avoid using a friend or relative that just got their real estate license.  This is the time when you most need an agent with vast experience.  A seasoned real estate pro will guide you through the real estate buying process, and will be there to advise you every step of the way . . . from your pre-approval with a lender, to the move, and beyond.  

Here are the 5 biggest mistakes I see first-time homebuyers make the most often:

Video - Polson Montana - Big Sky Country!

Have you seen this film?  Polson Montana is truly a magical place with breathtaking scenery from every direction.  So fortunate to get to live in such a beautiful place.  Nice job Bart!  

Downsizing: The Ups and Downs of Moving On

There may come a time when you start to think about simplifying your life.  The kids are gone. What do you need that big house and big yard for?  It's expensive to maintain, expensive to heat and cool, and cleaning can be exhausting.  Perhaps you lost your zeal for cutting and edging the lawn, and trimming the bushes and trees, or you just want to do spend less time on these things.

Although it can be emotional to let go of the home you've loved, there is a whole new world of possibilities out there for you to consider.  That's the fun part . . . starting anew!

Let's look at some of the pros and cons of downsizing.