Are you buying a house or buying a home?
You can try to rationalize it every which way but most people choose their home emotionally. I have lost count of the number of times a home has looked perfect on paper to a client. It’s checked all the boxes. Yet when we get there in person, to see the home in real life it just doesn’t “feel right”.
Sure there are exceptions to every rule. In most cases though, if you are looking to purchase a space to live in, the life you live is as much a part of the decision as the space itself.
A question many first time home buyers ask is “how will I know when I have found the right home?” However I have never met a first time buyer who didn’t know when they had found the “right home”. Most say they just “knew”.
There is even a lot of debate in the news lately about housing being more than an investment. The sentiment runs deep that a place to live is more than numbers on a paper and should not be treated like investing in the stock market. Just ask any homeowner who “fell in love” with their home at first sight and I am sure they will agree.
Buying a home is an intensely personal experience. Don’t be afraid to give yourself permission to just keep looking if you need to. Even when a house logically measures up on all the points, it may still fall short in the “I love my home” department.
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