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5 Ways to Know You Have Found the Right House

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  • #1 - You want to go inside the house
  • #2 - The house embraces you the moment you enter
  • #3 - You are possessive about the house
  • #4 - You begin to envision the furniture arrangement
  • #5 - You stop looking at other homes

It is normal to have fears when you start house hunting.

It is a huge step to take and for many people, it is the product of their life’s savings. It will rule the order of your finances for the next 20 years. You don’t want to buy the wrong house.

Many people say that with the right real estate agent, you will instinctively know in your gut that you have found the right place, but for many, this is still not enough indication.

Here are 5 ways that you know you have found the right house:

#1 – You want to go inside the house

The right house will attract you like a dog to a bone and you will immediately sense its appeal. It will stand out from the other houses in the street and you will want to go inside the house to see what it looks like from a different perspective.

This is the power of curb appeal and usually, if the exterior looks great, the interior will too. It shows that people take care of their homes.

If you like one home more than another, it is definitely a sign that you have found the right house.

#2 – The house embraces you the moment you enter

Have you ever walked into someone else’s house and felt less at home or even a bit uncomfortable, like you wouldn’t really want to stay there for longer than necessary?

Energy and atmosphere play a huge role in finding the right house.

The right house will be inviting in itself and create a warm ambience that will leave you feeling like you belong. If it feels more and more like home with each passing second, well, then it is a sure sign that it is.

#3 – You are possessive about the house

Once you have had a tour of the house and you already see it has ‘mine’ then you know you have fallen head over heel in love with the place.

Every flaw, every unique trademark, and every tile in the house needs to belong to you. Even if your agent points out a nasty stain, you might feel like slapping them: how dare they insult this colossal beauty of a house!

Of course, you want to defend it – you are falling in love and you can’t even see the flaws.

#4 – You begin to envision the furniture arrangement

Wouldn’t the couch look great against that wall? And what about that empty wall space?

You are probably thinking that the beautiful art piece you currently have will fit in perfectly in this new environment.

As soon as you start imagining the spots your furniture will fill up, you know you have found the perfect home.

Your mind is already investing in the home which is a good thing! You can already imagine the Christmas tree in the corner during December and all the parties you will be having once you sign on the dotted line.

#5 – You stop looking at other homes

The final indicator that you have found the perfect home is that you stop looking at other homes.

Sure, you go out and you view them and you go through all the motions with your agent, but in your head, you can’t stop thinking of that one house that just seems absolutely perfect to you.

Homes you would have rated 8 out of 10, now slips to a sorry 2. Other homes look pale and dull in comparison to the taste of perfection that you have received.

When you find the right home, it is best not to waste any time. Contact your agent immediately and get the process started!

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