Thanks to historically low interest rates, many more of us are considering becoming first-time homeowners. Enter: the real estate agent. Even if you've worked with one before (on finding that perfect rental), the relationship that happens during the home buying process is a whole different ballgame. You're dealing with money, hopes and dreams after all. And while you can be as upfront as possible -- about budget, location, etc. -- there are plenty of things that a real estate agent might not tell you. Some of it unintentional (like: no, those wood cabinets were not installed to code) but some of it...let's just say these little "omissions" could lead to some future headaches.
Click through the slideshow below to read the eight things a real estate won't tell you...and let us know if you agree in the comments below.
Editor's Note: An informed buyer or renter is a happy buyer or renter. With that in mind, do your due diligence when choosing a property. Be sure to choose a reputable real estate agent or Realtor that will answer your questions. A good real estate agent or Realtor will be up front about a home's previous inspections or known dangerous issues. However, it is up to the buyer or renter to ask direct questions and do the research. Good places to start your search are Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com.
Clarification: Language has been added to the slideshow that better explains the reason why real estate agents will not steer buyers away from certain neighborhoods.
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