Angie's List Report: Tips for Home Buying

Updated: 02/11/2014 11:03 AM By: Heidi Enninga

For those ready to make the big purchase, spring home buying is right around the corner.

Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, said before jumping in the process there are a few things to consider.

Before starting work with a realtor, Hicks recommended getting pre-approved for a loan. Then, she said to independently evaluate everyone involved in your home-buying process.

Hicks recommended against going through a lender or home inspector just because your real estate agent recommends them.

Finally, Hicks said that there are tougher financial rules now than there were a few years ago, so be prepared to bring more money to the table at closing.