First home buyer advice I wish someone had told me

First home buyer advice I wish someone had told me

Purchasing a property is often the single largest investment a person or family will make, but it can be a bewildering experience if you don’t really know what’s going on.

Having just bought my first home, I was left wishing I could find a course on “how to buy a house”, instead of having to learn by experience and blunder through with little understanding.

Some things might seem self explanatory or obvious to people who already own property, but I found there was a lot of contradictory information out there.

Here are some things I wish I knew before I started looking to buy a home.

The article is written by Liam Butterworth for ABC. You can read the full article here.


Sheila Abai is a senior mortgage consultant at PNC Bank. She utilizes her 20+ years of finance and mortgage experience to identify the best mortgage and refinancing solutions for her clients. Sheila can be contacted via email at or via telephone at 310-666-5959.

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