Ester Bloom. Kentucky houses. Photo by the author.
When I first set out to buy an apartment with my husband, I was in my mid-20s and didn't know anyone my age who owned property. My general policy in life is to try to learn from other people's mistakes, but with no one else's experiences to draw on, I had no choice; I had to make my own.
I entered the fray on my own and, as expected, got bruised — but I also emerged, eventually, with a well-priced, well-situated two-bedroom apartment that has since appreciated significantly in value.
Here are three of the most important things I didn't know I didn't know when I set out to buy my first home:
You should only and always buy for the right reasons
Why should intention matter in real estate?…