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Is this House "The One"?

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Buying a home is one of the biggest life decisions you will make, so you want to make sure you get it right. But indecision and overthinking can jepordise you siezing the opportunity to place an offer and secure your perfect home. You may find that when you have exhausted all other possibilities you have lost the house of your dreams to someone more willing to act quickly. So how do you know for sure it is "the one". Rightmove compiled a great list of signs that will help you know when you have found your new home.  

1. The house fits all your basic needs
‘The one’ will meet each of the basic requirements you have set for your home
2. You begin to think about your future in the home
When you find yourself imagining your life five or ten years down the line when going from room to room, this is a good sign that you have found ‘the one’.
3. You can afford it
Any house can be your dream home, but ‘the one’ for you has to be a home you can afford.
4. You feel like the property is yours before you even buy it
The moment you walk into the property you will envision the home as your own.
5. You’re excited to talk about it
If you get excited talking about the home to your friends or family, this is a good way to know you’ve found ‘the one’.
6. You feel safe
Your safety is a key factor when considering where to live, so you’ll only want to live in a home where you feel completely safe.
7. You’ll want to stop looking at other homes
All the other homes you’ve been looking at will no longer appeal to you, and everywhere will seem insignificant.
8. You don’t want to leave
If you can’t stay away from the house it might be time to make it your own. Driving by unnecessarily, showing up at every open house or lingering after viewings are signs that you’re ready to seal the deal.
9. Every thought in your mind tells you to buy that house
Every thought in your head says this is the perfect house for you. You might be pursuaded by other people telling you to visit others and not be hasty but you will go back to thinking about this house and comparing everything else you see to the one for you. 

If you are starting your search make sure you have sat down with a financial advisor to discuss your finances and lending options and make a list of the absolute must haves for your new home along with the things you would like but are willing to compromise on. Then get registered and start searching. Your new home is out there waiting for you. Happy house hunting!

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Important Information
All property sales and the financial advice that surrounds them are as unique as the people engaging in the transaction. It is important to not make a decision without seeking professional advice. If you want to sell your home and are considering redecorating before marketing, speak to one of our Property Professionals to get the best advice for presenting your home for sale before making any investment.

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