The cliché “hindsight is 20/20” turns out to be painfully true when it comes to mortgages. Between searching for a lender, securing the best rate, and being truly realistic about the amount that you can and should (not always the same thing!) finance to buy a home, mortgage shopping is a labyrinth of potential missteps. Even small oversights can, over time, amount to thousands of dollars down the drain. Click here to learn from the missteps of some homeowners who look back and wish they’d done things differently.