By Ken Horst curated from mint.com -

8 Home Buying Secrets Your Real Estate Agent Won’t Tell You

I think this is a worth while read for anyone buying their first home.  For anyone who has already purchased their first home, you could probably write this post yourself and maybe even add in a few more secrets that you learned the hard way.

When they’re finally ready to make the jump from renting to home ownership, most first time homebuyers enlist a real estate agent to help them through the process. No wonder: buying a home is complicated and when it’s your first time, you feel like you could use some hand-holding.

Here are some tips that will help you, as a first time homebuyer, take full advantage of today’s real estate market and get the most out of your relationship with your real estate agent.

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