First time home buyers often make the same mistakes. In the excitement to purchase their first home they may be in a rush to make a deal and don’t do enough due diligence such as researching the neighbourhood they want to buy into. Conversely, they may take too long to make an offer on the perfect home only to find that when they are ready the house has gone to someone else. Another common mistake is not thinking ahead. For example what works today in the way of a home may be too small once the babies start coming.