Avoiding a bad investment is easier than you might think
Human nature being what it is, none of us can get serious about the idea of buying a house without experiencing at least a few small twinges of worry. What we fear, of course, is making a mistake. And the mistake we tend to fear most is buying a "lemon" - a house that doesn't simply fail to satisfy our hopes but turns out to have so many flaws that it is a disastrously bad investment. The good news is that the danger of getting stuck with a lemon of a house is one of the most easily avoided dangers in the whole universe of personal finance.