By Adam Slivka

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or looking for your forever home, purchasing a house can be a daunting task and the fear of buyer's remorse can cause serious anxiety.

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How do I know this house is right for me? What should I be considering when purchasing? How do I avoid the dreaded buyer's remorse? These are all valid questions one could ask before entering into a purchase or sale agreement.

Here are some things you'll want to consider before making that decision:

Can I afford it?

Nothing is more disappointing than finding your dream home just to be told by the mortgage company that it's out of your price range.

Before venturing into the real estate market, have an in-depth look at your financial state and meet with a mortgage broker or bank representative to obtain an accurate number for purchase. This will help you to avoid heartache and allow you to consider real options versus something that's not feasible because of your budget.

Does this house meet my must-haves?

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