First-time Homebuyers Take to Reddit for Advice

October 18, 2017

First-time Homebuyers Take to Reddit for Advice

What item did you not think to bring that ended up being very useful upon purchasing your first home? 

This was a question asked by u/emulatingrubbed on r/AskReddit, a “subreddit” or forum dedicated to a specific topic on the website Reddit, currently ranked the #4 most visited website in the U.S. and #9 worldwide. The r/AskReddit subreddit is one of the most popular on the site with more than 18 million subscribers, almost 80 percent of whom are 35 and under. The question proved incredibly popular, eliciting more than 10,000 responses that ranged from great advice and hacks to entertaining first-time home buying mishaps.

Here are the five top responses:

1. Appliance receipts, applicance guides and paint cards

First-time Homebuyers Take to Reddit for Advice

2. Zip ties

First-time Homebuyers Take to Reddit for Advice

3. Cell signal

First-time Homebuyers Take to Reddit for Advice

4. Voltage pen

First-time Homebuyers Take to Reddit for Advice

5. Level

First-time Homebuyers Take to Reddit for Advice

It’s hard to know how to prepare for this new and exciting chapter of your life. As first-time home buyers, you'll learn to expect the unexpected, but there’s no sense in going it alone. See what the homeowners of Reddit have to say!

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