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Americans say buying a home is the most stressful event in modern life.  30% are reduced to tears while buying first home.

by Tonja Rodgers | August 10th, 2018

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It’s no secret that buying a home can be a complicated and even confusing process – and now one survey showed just how stressful Americans say that process is.

 

As it turns out, many Americans, about 40%, say buying a new home is the most stressful event in modern life, according to a survey of 2,000 Americans by Homes.com. Another 44% said they felt nervous throughout the home-buying process.

In fact, many say that going on a job interview, hosting Thanksgiving dinner and applying for college are all less stressful life events than buying a home.

“First-time homebuyers are often stressed and overwhelmed when making such a large purchase like a home,” said David Hoegerman, Homes.com senior manager of content. “As a result, they are looking for guidance and assistance to help make the process easier and smoother.”

Here are some of the specific problems buying a home causes, according to the survey:   continue reading

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