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March 2012

Buyer Beware: 5 Things Every Home Buyer Should Know

1.  Always get a home inspection.  Most Contracts of Sale provide for the house to be sold "as is."  A home
     inspection costs about $450 and will reveal structural defects and needed major repairs.
2.  Know the neighborhood.  It is advisable to visit the neighborhood at different times of day and talk to
     realtors and neighbors.  The more you know about the neighborhood, schools, traffic and nuisances, the better.