As probably everybody knows, I'm buying a house. I'm currently somewhere in between inspection and closing.
I've talked briefly with n0thingman, lilostitch, telephasic and momacress (along with probably several others), but I wanted to ask the questions here, all at once, for everyone to see:
What are the things you wish someone had told YOU beforehand?
What are the hidden expenses that will catch me unawares?
telephasic was mentioning URA loans and grants to me -- anyone have any experience with that?
How would you recommend handling finding a mortgage?
And, well, any other questions that I haven't mentioned.
Also, Pittsburgh homeowner people: Anything Pittsburgh-specific I should know about?
C'mon people: educate me!