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Ten Ways to be Sure You Found Your Dream Home

March 26, 2016

counter3Looking at different Phenix City AL homes for sale can be both exciting and confusing. How will you know when you find the perfect house? Many times, you can walk in the door and know instantly that a particular property isn’t right. But if you’re not quite sure how you’ll know, here are 9 signs to let you know the house is right, and one sign that it isn’t for you.

Your Stomach Flutters – Remember how it felt the first time you fell in love? Every time you saw that special someone, your stomach fluttered! Guess what? It’s the same with a house! If you get that feeling as you explore the living room, kitchen and bedrooms, pay attention. This just may be the house you’ve been looking for.

You Forgive its Flaws – Every house has at least a few flaws. You’ll know if this is the right house for you and your family if you’re willing to overlook those flaws. For example, if you’re looking at older homes and come across one with a small oven, you may decide that you can live with that appliance since the rest of the house has all the other features on your checklist.

There are No Deal Breakers – You may be willing to bend on a few flaws, but deal breakers are just that – deal breakers. If you find a house that doesn’t have an open floor plan, and that’s a deal breaker for you, keep looking. On the other hand, if the house has all the main features you’re looking for, it can stay on your contender list.

You Imagine How You’d Live in it – No matter what house you buy, even a newly built home, you will still put your own stamp on it – things like art work, furniture, landscaping, etc. If you can picture exactly where your furniture will go, where the garden will go, and so on, this is probably the house for you.

It Meets Your External Needs – No matter how perfect a house may be, if it’s too far a commute or in a neighborhood that doesn’t have the schools or shops you wanted to be near, you shouldn’t even go look at it.

The House is Burned in Your Memory – After looking at dozens of houses, you might think they’d all run together. Most of them will. But the ones you like enough to make an offer on stand out. Those are the ones where you can still picture the interior details and how you felt while walking through each room.

You Can Afford It – This is a no-brainer. Two million dollar homes may be awesome, and fit all of the above criteria, but if you can’t afford it, the house isn’t right for you.

You Really, Really Want the House – If you walk away from a house and can’t wait to make an offer, you’ve probably found the right house. Just take a moment to think everything through first and decide how much you’re willing to pay. On the other hand, if you have looked at nearly 50 houses and have been in the market for six months, you might be ready to settle for anything. If that’s the case, remember the following sign that this isn’t the right house for you:

You Sort of Like It – “Sort of” liking a home isn’t enough. This is a major financial decision, and you may live in this house for a very long time. It’s not like a rental, where your lease is up after a year. You’re committed. So don’t buy a house just because you’re tired of looking. Keep searching for a home until you find the one that truly tugs at your heart.

Come check out the beautiful Phenix City AL homes for sale today!

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This post was written by Rose Anne Erickson

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