Seven Common Misconceptions People Have About Buying a Home

Holding on to these beliefs could be holding you back from realizing your dreams.

A smiling couple sit on the floor of their new home surrounded by moving boxes.
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With high interest rates and even higher housing prices scaring many people away from the thought of purchasing a home any time soon, strong narratives and beliefs around home buying in general continue to swirl around the cultural conversation. While some believe they’ll never be able to afford a home, others believe it’s the ultimate end goal and indicator of true financial success. 

Though every person’s situation is unique, there are some common misconceptions people have about home buying that may be holding them back from realizing their true financial potential. Here, the financial and investment experts of Kiplinger Advisor Collective discuss seven of those misconceptions as well as the real truths behind these common beliefs.

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