Houston real estate expert shares 5 tips for first-time buyers

HOUSTON, Texas -- As virtually everyone living in Houston right now knows, this real estate market is one of the hottest in the country.

In what's been described as a "buying bonanza," homes are for sale all over the region, which might have renters thinking it's time to jump on the home-ownership ladder.

Not so fast.

First-time buyers face real pitfalls. Jeremiah Jackson, retail sales manager for the Houston market for real estate powerhouse Orchard, shares with CultureMap his advice on common mistakes to avoid when buying that initial home.

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