Buying a house is a lot like dating online. It might be possible to find a few matches, but how do you know if the one you want is THE one?
It is possible to have doubts, even when something feels right to you. Making an offer on a home is a big commitment, so it is perfectly normal to feel a bit nervous.
It is possible to be ready to take the plunge when you know what you are doing.
To confirm that you are about to make the right move, look for these 6 signs before sealing the deal.
Your heart beats with it
Feelings are at the core of everything. It feels like home the moment you arrive in a new place. Often, this occurs before stepping foot on the property.
You should usually trust your intuition in most situations. There is always a feeling in your heart that it is right for you, that it is meant to be.
The property meets all your criteria
Prepare a list of everything you must-have and what will break your deal before you start house hunting. Does the property meet all your criteria?
It’s impossible to deny the facts, so if the house or apartment you like meets all your criteria, then you’ve probably found the right one.
You should still make sure that no deal breaker can be identified.
This home represents who you are
You started projecting yourself as soon as you entered the house or apartment for the first time and started looking around. It’s easy to imagine how you will arrange the furniture in the living room or what colour paint you will use on the walls in your new bedroom as soon as you move in.
As you remember that couch you spotted at the store that would be the perfect fit for the space, you get excited about the fact that there will be enough space in the kitchen to prepare a delicious meal.
You might also consider where you will set up your home office or how you will start growing your own vegetables. This is yet another indication that you’ve found the right place to live.
It feels as though the stars are aligned
It seems that everything is falling into place: the timing, the location, and the price the seller is asking. Aside from that, your finances are in order, the bank has approved your loan application, and you are 100% prepared to move forward. There is always good news when the stars align.
It occupies all your thoughts and conversations
Talking and thinking about it won’t stop. The excitement persists even after a few nights of sleep. Your only desire is to return.
It excites you and you tell everyone about it. If someone criticises the photos and description you share, you may become upset and defensive. The fact that you have found the right one is another clear indication.
You’re not interested in seeing more houses
It doesn’t matter how many possible homes you’ve visited, you no longer feel like house-hunting. You no longer feel curious about other houses or apartments you were looking forward to visiting.
You feel exhausted running from one inspection to the next as if you no longer have any energy. There is no doubt in your mind that you have found the right one.
Have you seen all the signs? Home is where your heart is and you know when you’ve found the right house.