Knowing you found the right home to purchase is both exciting and stressful. Factors such as cost, lot location, size, neighborhood, the age of the property, style, layout, and more must be considered when making this long-term purchase and commitment to a new home.
Further, many first-time home buyers have several fears that prevent or slow them down from signing on the dotted line. Such issues may include the fear of losing home value, costly maintenance, buyer’s remorse, and a high mortgage payment.
When all of these factors fall into place, you’ll walk into a home and just know it’s the one. Keep a lookout for these reassuring signs that you’ve finally found the right home!
Upon entering the right home, a gut feeling will kick in right away—this is buyer’s intuition. It’s difficult to explain but important to pay attention to.
Take this feeling into consideration when every numerical standard and requirement is already met. Being overcome by a sense of warmth and relaxation is most likely your inner wisdom and should not be dismissed. If it feels like home, then it probably is.
While the emotional side of home shopping is key, a practical idea of how you live day-to-day is, too. This goes beyond your main checklist of wants and incorporates daily activity like navigating through the home and how steep the staircase is.
If the home has the right amount of bedrooms, bathrooms, and beautiful granite countertops, but the layout is claustrophobic, it may not be right for you. Your overall comfort and contentment in a practical way must be taken into account.
Walking through a home and imagining what furniture you want and the kind of art you’d like to hang is a good sign because you can see yourself living there. If you find yourself thinking that way, then the home is most likely a good fit for you.
Being unable to imagine your personal touch and taste filling the home may indicate it’s not the right one for you; at that point, refer back to your real estate agent and continue looking until you find the perfect match.
Perhaps one of the clearest and encouraging signs of finding the right home is that you want to stop searching for other ones. You no longer find other homes appealing or worth checking out because deep down, you know your heart is set on this one.
You’ve looked at countless homes by this time and this one stands out while the others simply blur into each other. You would feel guilty passing on this listing because you know you finally found the right home.
Now that you’ve reached this point, act on it. Don’t sleep on it and don’t wait—make an offer for your dream home and prepare to move in!
Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.