Are you ready to buy your first house? Looking at different houses every day? Liking some and disliking others? Wondering how to tell when you find the right house for you?
Everyone has a different idea about what makes a house the perfect house.
The perfect house is just the right one for you, the one that caters to your needs and makes you and your family happy to call it home.
Assuming that you checked all the important practical points, how do you tell that you have found the right house, or the perfect one for you?
Here are some signs that will tell you this might be your perfect future home.
GRAB YOUR CALCULATOR
First and foremost make sure that you can afford this house! Without squeezing your budget to the max!
The right house for you should not be one that makes you suffer every month to pay the bills.
So before you get too attached, plan your budget and make sure you are good to go.
Do not forget to check the running cost of the house, electricity, maintenance and so on. Add those to your budget as well.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS LAST LONGER THAN YOU THINK
The curb appeal of a home is the first impression a buyer will get after an online search, and first impressions are everything!
If the outside of the house lures you in and you want to see it from the inside, it means there is something about this house that appeals to you.
The first impression inside the house is also very important. Does the house feel warm and welcoming? Does it feel like a happy place?
You still need to cover the practical areas of course but do not neglect your buyer’s intuition, first impressions are usually correct.
YOU SEE FURNITURE EVERYWHERE
If you get inside a house and immediately start to envision layouts and furniture arrangement, it might be the one for you!
Going through the rooms thinking that you know exactly what you want to do with each one, thinking of the house as already yours, means that it probably is your perfect house.
COLOUR MAKES YOU HAPPY
People are usually put off by unusual or dull paint colors, if you do not care for the paint colors but can instantly see beyond them then it is a very good sign.
If you take a look at the walls thinking that you do not like their current paint, but also thinking that you know exactly the shade you want to paint them, then maybe you have reached your home.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE OTHER HOUSES
All the houses you have seen before this one lack in comparison and you do not want to check any more houses.
If you feel like this house raised the bar too high and you are not interested in house hunting anymore because nothing can compare to this house then it might be your home.
THE HOUSE MEETS YOUR CRITERIA
Make sure you are not just swept in the moment, the right house must meet your requirements.
Before you start house hunting you should write a list with your requirements, divide this list into two categories: Needs and Wants.
The right house for you should meet your needs, the wants are always negotiable, depending on how much you like the house.
GO FOR IT!
Do not second guess your own instincts. If you find the right house, go for it!
Somebody else could buy your perfect house out from under your nose while you are still sleeping on it.
You are not the only home buyer looking for a house to buy with your specific criteria.