I am looking to buy a place for myself. This will be my very first crib so I want everything to go perfectly.
I work as a sales representative in a local retail store. I earn around $65,000. I live with my parents so I have saved a decent amount. Also, my to-be-husband will be helping me through this. We work in the same place and he earns around $75,000. This house is for us
Recently one of my cousins got herself a new apartment. She loved it so much that without doing any research she made a decision to buy it. Now she is paying a large sum of monthly repayments which she can hardly afford. She says that there were too many hidden charges. I do not know what exactly she meant but I do not want to get in trouble after buying my house.
Since I am new to this, can you please suggest on how I can prepare before meeting the agent or when I find my house?