With the current slump in prices for the housing market, there are a lot of great deals out there. It’s a good time for people with the funds to invest in a new home. But, when buying a home, you need to know a lot more than what makes a good deal.

So what are the other things that home buyers should know before they make their decision? We’re turning to our Blog-Off experts to find out.

Why We’re Asking:

There is an endless list of things to think about when buying a house; how the space will fit with your needs, the community it’s in, what the upkeep will be, and so on. Those concerns are common, and easily addressed. But what are the considerations that get overlooked by the inexperienced?

So experts, it’s time to weigh in:

What do home buyers need to know before buying?

What suggestions do you have for home buyers, especially first timers?
Any mistakes you’ve witnessed?
What do smart home buyers keep an eye out for?
Any insider tips on things often overlooked?

We’re looking for information from all angles, including design, architecture, plumbing, electrical, energy efficiency and so forth.

Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!