4 Ways to Determine This House is the ONE!
Searching for a home can raise all types of emotions. From feelings of anxiety to happiness as the reality of owning home begin to set in, but then there’s the feeling of uncertainty. Am I making the right decision?
With so many homes on the market in El Paso, it’s not uncommon to be feeling nervous about finally arriving at the one. More options translate to more potential. And if you’re a first-time buyer, this decision can weight heavier.
Real estate, though unclear at times, isn’t as confusing once you begin peeling back its many layers. That’s exactly what we’re going to help you do!
Layer #1: Are You Being Pressured?
When it comes to buying a home, ‘pressure’ is the last ingredient you want in the mix. Unlike buying a car, home buying requires a greater commitment and much more work. If your real estate agent is beginning to nudge you into buying this home because it’s now or never, you should take a step back and think about the situation. It has to feel right. You have to be able to breathe while at the same time have confidence in what you’re about to do. If something just isn’t working, don’t settle.
Layer #2: Can You Vision Yourself There For Five Years and Beyond?
This home doesn’t have to be your forever home but it should feel like a home you envision for yourself and your family for years to come. When you walk in, can you imagine the sounds of your children playing in the living area or your dog racing down the hall? It may sound odd but can you envision yourself walking around naked inside it? That’s the type of comfort you want in a home!
Layer #3: Does the House Meet Your Needs?
At its basic level, does the home have everything you need? Keep in mind, there may be some give and pull when it comes to certain features. For example, your heart might have been set on a certain number of square feet but the home you found is slightly smaller; however, inside the home, it has everything you wanted. Unless you’re buying a custom home and have found the perfect sized land, it may be extremely difficult to find everything you had in mind. If the home brings about feelings of excitement, focus on that.
Layer #4: Does the House Make You Want to Stop Looking at Other Homes?
Some home buyers describe it as finding their spouse. They lay their eyes on it and immediately know, this is the home for me! Others have said that it was a feeling of being home that convinced them. You know that feeling of warmth like when you visit your grandparents’ home and it immediately makes you feel at home? If you feel that, there’s a good chance that you’ve arrived at the one. Most importantly, if the home makes you want to stop considering other homes, it’s a winner!
So Is This Home the One?
If after peeling off these four layers, you’re still having feelings of doubt, it may be time to move forward with a different home. At Zia Homes, we often see it in future buyer’s eyes. It’s that gaze of satisfaction and anticipation. They’re ready to move in! That’s exactly what we want you to feel when you’ve found your Zia home.
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