How To Know You Found The Right House
Right now you’re probably wondering how you will know that you have found the right house if you don’t sleep on it. What’s wrong with sleeping on it? Everything is wrong with sleeping on it. Trust yourself. Don’t second guess your own instincts. Your instincts will not steer you in the wrong direction.
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.
The House Embraces You the Moment You Enter
Within 3 seconds of entering the house, you will know whether it feels warm and comforting. Does it to speak to you? Does the house invite you to explore? Does it feel, well . . . right? Like home? Then it probably is.
You Are Possessive About the House
You want to defend every flaw you see. If you even see the flaws and they just do not matter to you.
You Begin to Envision Furniture Arrangement
If you walk into the master bedroom and immediately envision your bed against a particular wall, this might be your house. If you find yourself thinking that the living room window is a perfect spot to put a tree come Christmas, you’re already hooked.d
You Can See Yourself Painting a Wall Your Favorite Color
Perhaps deep purple is not your favorite color. Maybe it’s blue. Maybe you’re thinking those purple walls in the kid’s room would look better in a pale blue jean color. In fact, you might even know the name of the paint color you plan to use because you’ve been thumbing through Pottery Barn catalogs and this home looks just like those.
The House Fits Your Basic Needs
The dynamics might not hit every bullet point on your list, but it meets the basic requirements. The house has the number of rooms and space you need. Maybe it doesn’t have a garage, and in a flash of enlightenment you realize that buying a house with a garage is not important. Maybe you suddenly realize you could build a garage. Being flexible about which issues are deal-killers is a good quality.
You Want to Stop Looking at Other Homes
All of the other homes you’ve been looking at no longer appeal to you. The homes on that list you’ve been carrying around seem insignificant.
You Can’t Wait to Brag About This House to Your Friends
It would not be unusual for you to snap a few photos and text message your best friend before you’ve finished touring the home. You feel excited. The excitement seems to manifest itself. You shoot more photographs. Suddenly your phone is in burst mode and before you realize it, you have hundreds of photos.
Every Thought in Your Mind Tells You to Buy That House
Except for that nagging little thought that wonders if you should sleep on it, every other thought in your head says this is the perfect house for you. You are consumed. You can’t think about anything else apart from owning this house. Dinner? Who needs to eat? You need this house. You wonder if you should be committed or see a doctor. Yup, this is your house.
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