The process of searching for a home can be both a thrilling yet terrifying experience. How do you know it’s the right home for you and your family? Buying a home is a major commitment, so you’re going to want to choose the right one. You’ll want to get a house you won’t end up regretting and resenting. With that in mind, we came up with a list of 5 ways to know if a house is right for you!
1. You Can Picture Your Life There
When you find the right house, it’s quite easy to picture what your life would be like if you lived there. You begin to picture where you’ll put the furniture and start to get new ideas for decorating. Nothing is the same as with your current home, yet something feels familiar about it.
You will most likely also notice that every room has a homely feel to it. While it usually feels intrusive to walk through someone else’s home, when you find the right home, many people have reported feeling like the home was already theirs. If you’re exploring houses and get this feeling, you may have found the one that was meant for you!
2. The House is Affordable
One of the most vital things to consider when shopping for a home is whether you can afford it or not. While no one will say no to having a mansion for a home, you simply cannot get a home you can’t afford. When searching for a home, you may need to stretch your budget a bit to get the house of your dreams, but if you dive in deep and realize your family will have to skip a few meals to make your mortgage payment, the house really isn’t the right one for you. After all, your home should be the place where you can relax, not a source of major stress, especially when making your mortgage payment.
3. The House Checks Off Your “Must Have” Boxes
A home that check-offs most of your “must have” list is an evident sign that it’s the one for you. While no two people’s list is the same, common features homeowners look for in homes include:
- Convenient location that is close to work
- Has a garage
- Enough bedrooms for the entire family
- An extra bathroom for guests
- A beautiful kitchen
- Nice neighborhood
Keep in mind checking every box on your list is nearly impossible, so it’s okay to make some comprises. However, if the house doesn’t check the major elements on your list (such as enough space or convenient location), you may need to continue your search.
4. You Don’t Want to Search for Other Homes
While you’re conducting your search for a new home, you probably realize that many homes in the market fit your budget and needs. What you may be surprised to find out is that once you’ve found the right home for you, you won’t be swayed by any new homes that hit the market. In fact, you may realize that other homes no longer grab your attention. That’s because once you’ve found the right home, all you’ll think about is making that home yours. If you find that the initial thrill of the search is over, chances are you’ve found the right home.
5. Your Intuition is Giving You a Little Push
Once you’ve looked at all the numbers and have checked the boxes on your “must-have” list, it’s going to come down to your instinct and intuition. Sometimes, there are several choices with similar features, so it all comes to figuring out which one feels right. In these situations, people usually go with their gut instinct. Which one pops up in your head more often? Which one feels more familiar? Choosing the optimal home for you and your family is more than just the money—it’s an emotional process—so trust your intuition!
Buying a home is a long-term investment, so it’s vital that you choose one that you’ll love. These little details may not be on your “must have” list, but they can make a difference between you liking and loving your home. We hope this blog helped you see the 5 ways to know if a house is right for you. If you’re in the market to buy a home, Velocity Realty can help. We are proud to offer you a home buying process you can trust! We can help you find the home of your dreams at the best price!
Joey Bergandi of Velocity Realty has been helping San Diego Buyers and Sellers successfully for the last five years. Joey’s ideology of Real Estate stems from transparency and communication. He believes that all transactions begin and end with direct conversations and honest expectations. If you are looking to start the process today, call Joey at (408) 603-6800!