It's a great time to invest in a new home. In 2014, the housing market was on fire, and people all over the country (including Alaska) looked and found great houses for their families. We are confident 2015 will be very much the same.
But, just ask anyone with experience, home buying can be a tricky, daunting affair, full of anxiety and convoluted paperwork. If you do it wrong, it's much like buying a clunker from a shifty car salesman. Except in this case, you're investing exponentially more than on a car, and you could be stuck with it for a very, very long time.
Here are 5 huge mistakes you can make as a first time homebuyer.
1. You buy a home and never consider your options. Like, renting. Financially, buying a home is a huge…