Mistakes Often Made By !st Time Home Buyers: 1. They do not ask enough questions of their lender and that might just cost them the best finance deal. 2. They don’t make their purchase decision quickly enough and someone else purchases the house before they make an offer. 3. They don’t find the right agent who is willing to help them through the entire home buying process. 4. They do not make their offer appealing enough to the seller. 5. They do not think about the resale BEFORE they purchase. Remember, the average 1st time buyer stays in a home for four years. Info. provided by the National Associations Of Realtors.