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Home Buying

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004 · 2 Comments

Since beginning the process of buying my first home, I’ve had at least a few friends ask me for input on how the process works — where to begin, what to look for, etc. As a first-time buyer myself, I’m the first to admit that it’s an overwhelming process. But I love this stuff.

I’ve done a ton of research — read books, created spreadsheets, have learned some great strategies — and I’m certain this is only the beginning of the learning. For me, I’ve always learned best by doing — getting in there and getting my hands dirty.

In any case, I’m not one to toot my own horn, but I think I’ve gained some knowledge that could benefit others — especially younger people looking to purchase their first home. It’s a daunting, but rewarding prospect, and one more easily achieved when armed with the right tools.

Having worked in the e-learning industry the past five or so years, I’ve spent a lot of time with online training content, but have thus far steered clear of creating my own. I’m considering venturing down that road.

I’m curious about what kind of response I might get to such a venture. Sure, there are tons of resources out there, but I think what would differentiate mine would be a sense of personality and that my “training” would be based on personal experience rather than on generic guidebook pointers.

So please do let me know what you think about this. I think it might be fun for me not only to chronicle my experience of home ownership, but to spread the knowledge for others to learn from, too.

Tags: real estate

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jordan // Jun 3, 2004 at 1:18 pm

    I want someone to write “The Homebuying Guide for the Extremely Lazy.”

    If you want to do the least amount of work possible what do you do? And then little tips…
    “Well, if you extert a little effort here, you could save XX%” and such.

    Get cracking.

  • 2 Mere Sketches // Jun 3, 2004 at 4:14 pm


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