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How to Know if a House is the Right One for You

When it comes to shopping properties for sale and finding that perfect dream house — it may seem like you are never going to find the right one. You have gone to so many viewings and open houses, put in countless offers, and even tried your hand (unsuccessfully!) at an auction.  You are looking at the cost of specific renovations to attempt to make things fit.  You are trying to avoid the pitfalls of buying a house that you have read about. 

And while it may seem discouraging at times, purchasing a house is not the time to settle for less than what you want or buy into something you know is not quite what you had in mind.  You know that 2018 is the year to buy a house and you don’t want to miss the boat.

Here is how to make sure you are getting that perfect dream house that is right for you.

You Have a Gut Feeling

Whether you say “go with your gut,” “trust your intuition,” or “listen to your instincts” it all comes down to the same thing. If something about the house, the purchase, the neighbourhood or any other part of the transaction, does not feel right, do not sign on the dotted line.

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While you may not have a clear reason, much of the time your intuition is more powerful than you give it credit for and failing to listen may leave you quite regretful down the line. That also means, however, that when your gut says yes, and everything feels good, then you have probably found the perfect house, and it is a good time to act on your instincts.

Other Houses Do Not Matter

When you have the right place, suddenly, you do not want to look at any other houses. You do not care about the result of any other offers you submitted or what the outcome is of any other bids, you simply are enthralled with this single house. 

You likely start to envision how you are going to decorate it, where you are going to put your furniture, and where you are going to hang your favourite artwork. You cannot wait to brag about it to your friends and family, and more than that, you just can’t wait to move in, be in the house, and take final possession.

You Made Minimal Compromises

For most of us, we go into a house purchase plan knowing what we need and want from a property. Things such as number of bedrooms, size of the backyard, built-in amenities, location, urbanization, all factors that you have likely given some thought to before you started looking for a house. 

If you find a house where you had to sacrifice a lot of those things, or where you had to make a lot of compromises on what you wanted, chances are it is not quite the right house for you and you can find something that is more suitable.

Most importantly, trust that your house is out there waiting for you! Even if it takes a long time to find it, when you do, you will be more than happy you waited and let yourself find the right one for you.