5 Ways to Find the Perfect Home

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Knowing if a home is “the one,” is a tough decision to make. After all, there are a million factors to take in when considering a house: the design, the age, the quality, the future of the neighborhood, property values and the local economy to just name a few. The last thing a person wants to do is to make an impulse buy on a home. It is quite an expensive purchase and is perhaps one of the most important investment and purchasing decisions a person will make in their entire life time.

When looking for the perfect home, a person is typically looking for the place where they will live for possibly the rest of their lives. It is the place where they may one day raise a family and it is a place that they even pass down to their children when the time comes. So, there is little doubt, they anyone would want to take the decision lightly. But, there are some things a person can do, and a few things a person needs to consider, before buying that perfect home. Here are 5 ways in which you can find that perfect home:

#1. Instant Possession

Upon seeing that “perfect home” a person will typically have a gut reaction. That gut reaction tells them that they want this home, that they want to possess it and call it their own. This may seem obvious, but it is possibly the most important factor when determining whether the home is perfect or not. If you do not have that instant feeling about the house, then it is probably not the one that you are looking for. It should be, and possibly has to be, love at first sight.

#2. You Don’t Mind the Flaws

Every house has a flaw, but you will know it is the right place when you can notice the flaws but start rationalizing them right away. When the flaws do not bother you, then that is a good sign that this home may just be the perfect home for you.

#3. It Feels Cozy

The interior design of the house is very important when making a decision. You want it to make sense and you want it to feel like a home. If the kitchen and bathroom seem right, then you might want to think about buying it. Most people are not happy with the layouts of the kitchens and bathrooms, so if you are, then you may have just found the right place.

#4. You Can See the Potential

If you see an empty house and you immediately start thinking about how you can decorate it, then you have found “the one.”

#5. You Become Obsessed

If you can’t stop thinking about that one house, then that is probably the one for you. If you stop thinking about even considering other places, then that is definitely a great sign and the hunt just might be over.

Bob is a freelance writer and former real estate agent. There are plenty of options when buying a house, depending on your history.

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