I'm not being a pessimist today, but just thought this would make for interesting reading, for those of you who are brave enough! Most investors of property have made mistakes along the way (and I'm sure we have many to come!) and it often helps fellow investors to know such errors, so that they can avoid them and become all the wiser for the next purchase. So, I'll start off with a couple of mistakes that I won't be making again: 1. Letting a contract of sale go unconditional when finance hadn't been yet approved in writing. (Verbal assurances mean diddly squat) 2. Not stipulating in a contract that all window treatments were to be the same as they were on initial inspection of the property (in other words read the fine print more carefully!) Alas, there have been more (I am human after all) but I have started the ball rolling. So who's courageous enough to follow on now?