Do not do these things if you want to buy a home in 2014

If you are thinking about buying a home in 2014, there are hundreds of articles about what you should do and how you can increase your chances of getting the home you want at the best mortgage rate.  However, there are also certain things you should not do when planning to buy a home.  For example, job-hopping can hurt your chances of being approved for the loan that you want.  Co-signing a loan for a family member may seem harmless; however, mortgage lenders do not view your willingness to be liable for someone else’s debt as a plus when deciding to lend you money.

For more tips about what to avoid read, “The Worst Things You Can Do Before Buying a Home.”