Buying a new house is a big decision, whether you are a first-time buyer or you have done it many times before. It is a lot of money to spend on one thing, and house buying should never be a snap decision. However, sometimes it can be hard to know when you have found the right house because you are so anxious not to make a mistake. It is important to be cautious, but it is just as crucial to know when it is time to stop looking and start thinking about the offer you are going to make. Read on for some tips about how to know you have found the right house.
You Feel Good
Although it should not be the only thing that makes your decision for you, having a good feeling about a property is a great way to start. Gut feelings should never be ignored, and they can be very useful when it comes to buying a house.
How do you feel when you walk through the front door? Are you instantly at home? Comfortable? Happy? Or are you anxious, worried, or generally have a bad feeling about the place? Think carefully about this as it can help you if you are having trouble making a decision.
You Start Making Plans
Either as you are walking around the house or afterwards when you think back and look through the estate agent’s listing again, if you start making plans for the property, considering what you would change or what features you would keep and how you would use this room or that one, this is a good sign.
You need your new home to feel exactly that; your home. If you are already thinking about using a DIY kitchen planner or about what colour the walls should be in the master bedroom, it is likely you have found somewhere that could be a comfortable home in the future.
It Ticks All The Boxes
When you look for a new house to live in, you will have a list of things that house needs to give you. It could be the number of bedrooms, a driveway, a garden, it might need to be close to a good school or the motorway or your place of work. Maybe you want to get really specific and wish for a garden with a pond or a sauna in the cellar. Whatever it is you want, if the house you have looked at and liked ticks all the essential boxes, then you could well have found the ideal place to move to.
You Do Not Want To Look At Other Houses
Viewing houses is probably the best part of moving (apart from that great feeling once you are settled into your new home, that is), and you will probably have a long list of properties that you want to see. Some will be just what you are looking for (on paper, at least), and others will simply be vague possibilities.
If there comes a point after you have viewed one particular house that you do not want to view any more, even if you have really been enjoying the process, then this is a very good sign. It means, subconsciously at least, that you have found your ideal home.