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10 Reasons Not to Buy a House

The Neighborhood

Don't forget to consider the future when looking at new homes. Buying a home is an investment, and you want to make sure that you're going to be able to sell that house someday.

Look at the neighborhood you're considering and think about that neighborhood's long-term viability. Are comparable houses in the area selling for more or less? Is the city planning a construction project that could hurt your home's value down the road? A little research goes a long way, and you just might find that the property isn't the good investment that it seemed at first. You may want to wait a couple of years while you research the area.