When you are in the market for a new home there are things you need to think about. Now I don’t just mean does this home have enough bedroom and do I like it. Hopefully those things are pretty easy for your to figure out. Since I have been in the real estate business for many years there are things that I can remind you of that will save you from heartbreak when it comes to buying your next home. Heartbreak can come in many forms. I have seen a lot of people over the years who didn’t follow this advice who wished they had. Here are my tips for a home buyer that will save you from making a big mistake.The first mistake you can make is a financial one. It is a status symbol to buy the nicest house in a particular neighborhood. Most people dream of doing just that. If you don’t mind losing money on your real estate then it is OK to think like this. Let me explain why. When you have the most valuable home in an area the price of your home is brought down by its neighbors. In fact the more homes that are built around your home that are of lesser value the more your property will decrease in value. Here is an exaggerated example; building a multi-million dollar mansion in a mobile home park.The second mistake you can make in buying a home is an emotional one. I always advise my clients to not use emotion as a basis for buying a home. When emotion is left out of a deal you will always come out better. Be ready to walk away from a deal if your conditions are not met. Do not let your “love” for a particular home be the catalyst for you being mortgaged to the hilt with no breathing room.The third mistake you can make in buying a home is physical. No matter how great the house looks you need an inspection of the property. So many times there are hidden things that the average person will just never spot. Have you ever bought a used car and two weeks after you bought it noticed some flaw; a scratch, a dent, etc that you hadn’t noticed before. It is the same way with a home except the stakes are ten times higher. Make sure that all the critical things about your home are in proper working order. I have seen people lose their home because the expenses of upkeep became more than they could bear. Take the time to investigate and get an inspection.Real estate can be tricky, but if you follow the advice above it will save you a lot of heartaches in the process.