First time buyer
Well my lease ends in a couple of months and I've been looking into this new townhome/condo community. New community... well there's a row of townhomes that have been there a year but they are are still building ... 4 buildings left actually. Anyways I really like location and everyone around me seems to believe getting a house is a great thing. Equity and all that jazz.
I already put $500 to reserve the one I want. This friday I'm suppose to go in and pick out cabinets, carpeting and such. But now I'm suppose to take a family friend (part time realtor/broker) for bargaining. The whole thing makes me nervous. But he keeps saying that buying a house/condo is like buying a car. We should try and get certain upgrades without all the extra costs. I think I'm nervous b/c the lady who I am working with at the townhome place seems super nice and sooooo I hate the idea of being this annoying person with a broker who's haggling. But I guess other people did this?? maybe? I dunno.