How to Tell If You've Found the Right Home

By The A-Team | Sep 25, 2017 | Fort McMurray- Buyers Advice

Finding the perfect house after a long search is exciting. but sometimes people have trouble choosing. Numerous home buyers, mainly first-timers, are curious how they will know if a house is the perfect one for them. Here are a few ways to know if you've truly found the right house:

The first thing to keep in mind is that the perfect house fits your basic needs. It might not have all of the things on your list, but it meets the basic requirements you need for your perfect house. A post from Columbia Real Estate expands on this more:

It Meets Your Basics

Since the ideal home doesn’t always show up like a bolt out of the blue, how can you know when you’ve found it? Naturally, the help of a good real estate agent can be useful. Still, this choice is one every home buyer must make.

It may seem dreamy, but choosing a house is as much science as art. Near the beginning of your house hunt, decide on the things your new home absolutely must have – and a few “nice to haves” that you can take or leave. It’s rare that a dream home completely changes your mind on all these items. How many of them can the property really deliver? Read more...

Finding a dream home with everything you want is rare: there could be a few properties that you feel are perfect for you despite lacking some of your needs. What’s important is that the house meets your basic needs.

The house fits your basic needs!

Another simple way to know if you have found the right house for you is when you start to lose interest in looking for other homes. This can be pretty noticeable if you've been house hunting for a while. A recent article from Laricks explains how this works:

You lose interest in seeing other homes

You might have heard that saying about the number of fish there are in the sea – the sea of prospective dates and mates. The same goes for homes on the market. Even when the market heats up as it's doing now, it's not uncommon for a buyer to visit 10, 20 or even more homes before finding the property they want to make their home.

When you find "The One," your interest in seeing other homes dissipates, instantly – no matter how many homes you've seen or how long you've been house hunting. Via

A home that makes you lose interest in others is one that you should take another look at.

When house hunting, you may get used to not having much interest in viewings. Genuinely wanting to enter a home is a good sign. If you get a rush of excitement when you enter a particular home, it's a good sign that you're on to something:

You Want to Go Inside the House

Part of the excitement of looking at homes is not knowing which could be your new home when you pull up to the curb. Is it the one on the left, or does the house on the right strike your fancy? If it is the house on the right, and you like it better than the house on the left, that could be a sign. It means there is something about this house that appeals to you. See more...
Feeling comfortable in a home before experiencing it fully probably means it's right for you.

Your ideal home should be a place that you’re happy and comfortable in. Don't rush a decision, and only go for a home if you're absolutely sure it's somewhere you want to be living for years.

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