Home Buying Tip: Make a Strong Offer But Avoid Blowing Your Budget

Your real estate agent can help guide you through making a strong offer, but it's important to determine your "walk away number." This is the amount that you can be appeased with if you don't get the home and also the number you can live with if you do. When you find a home you love, you're not going to want to get beat out by a higher offer, but it's important to stick to your budget. This will make sure you don't end up with buyer's remorse and a mortgage payment you can't afford!