A common mistake occurs when buyers focus on price, not value. This applies to the home you buy as well as the professionals you use. Being cost conscious is always wise but being value conscious is even wiser. Price and value normally correlate: you usually get what you pay for. But when looking beyond the surface, always be clear about what you want and what matters, and then expect to pay a fair price for your new home. Just because it’s cheap doesn’t make it is a bargain.