British novelist Joe Abercrombie once said, “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.”

To err is human. To repeat the same mistake is human weakness.

Out of all the property buying mistakes that home buyers can make, it is not difficult to notice five faults that buyers keep committing over and over again.

Mistake #1: They trust the “experts” know what they are talking about.

Flip the newspapers and you read comments of spokespersons from big developers, top agencies, prestigious banks and experienced investment firms – people we look up to for sound advice in home purchase and property investment.

You thought they know what they are talking about? Unfortunately, this is often not the case.

Yesterday’s headlines of financial news were all about Warrant Buffett’s remarks at his Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting which held