When it comes to buying a home, love at first sight is possible. However, it is also possible that you might not feel an instant connection with a home, but eventually fall in love with it. Since this is a major investment, you need to take time to suss out your feelings about a home before signing on the dotted line. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine if you have a real connection with a home.
Does the Home Meet Your Must-Haves?
Ideally, your search for a new home began with a list of must-haves and wants. Even though the wants are desirable, it is the must-haves that play a bigger role in whether or not you should seriously consider buying a home.
After you have found a potential new home, take the time to determine if it met the requirements on your must-haves. If it does not, there is a possibility that the home might not be right for you. By going through with the purchase, you could be setting yourself up for buyer's remorse.
Are the Flaws Unimportant?
Every home has flaws, and your willingness to overlook those can be a sign that you might have a connection with a home. Before assessing your feelings towards those flaws, it is important to understand the difference between reasonable and unreasonable flaws.
For instance, if the appliances in the kitchen are outdated, this a relatively reasonable flaw that can be easily remedied. However, if the rooms are very small and cramped, you could be in for heartbreak if you move into it.
Have You Started Mentally Designing the Home?
Most people who are not interested in a home cannot envision their possessions in it. Without realizing it, they are already committed to continuing their search for a new home.
If you found yourself thinking of how your possessions and family could fit into a home during a tour, there is a good chance that you have already committed to it. For instance, if you have already thought about how your home office will be set up in the home, you likely have fallen for the home.
If you are unsure whether or not a home is the one, talk to your real estate agent. He or she has experience in helping others find their home connection and can help you assess your feelings to determine if you have found yours.