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Home Hunters: 5 Ways to Know That You Have Found the Right Home

Posted by Guest on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

Buyers view countless homes hoping for the best one. The mix of emotion and requirement blur, and it's hard to determine whether this home is perfect. Five factors answer whether this home is your home. Channel both emotional attachment and home requirements for help.

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The Home Meets Your Qualifications
The neighborhood, the price, the home amenities, the local amenities: the home passes every test thrown at it. It has everything you preferred with no deal breakers. You accept the home's exterior and interior design, architecture, and layout. Lastly, you accept the responsibilities relating to maintenance, upkeep, and repairs.

You Overlook Imperfections
In your mind, the home doesn't pass all tests. Chipped paint, paint color, small holes, no deck, and tile instead of wood flooring are examples. To most buyers these examples are deal breakers. Buyers ignoring those flaws love the home. After all, those imperfections are fixable. Go deeper and notice things more difficult to change such as yard size, neighborhood location, home structure, room size, and room placement. If buyers don't like those flaws, changing it is near impossible. If buyers accept those changes, this speaks volumes.

You Envision Furniture Arrangement & Paint Color
You imagine the furniture arrangement to perfection. The paint color in your mind doesn't match the paint color on the walls. Examples like those sentences encourage visualization. This is natural when viewing the property's interior. Because this process happens more than once during the home search, this characteristic alone won't seal the deal. Combined with another factor, it would.

The Home Reminds You of Previous Homes
A home that reminds you of a quality you liked in past homes is always a winner. Besides, buyers want a connection to the house. A positive quality found in previous homes makes home adjustment easier. Examples (but not limited to) are kitchen sinks under a window, tree position, and homes on the corner. Homes with reminders naturally leap toward the top of the dream list.

You Stop Viewing Other Homes
A home has quite the grip when you stop viewing other homes. It means those homes cannot top what this home provides. The homes previously viewed have lost momentum. When you inform reality companies like Keller Williams Realty to stop viewing homes and focus on bidding and negotiating, it carries weight. The concentration and determination to secure the home for yourself is astonishing.

Additional feelings exist, yet these factors are most important. If you feel this home is yours, act quickly. Any hesitations is a chance for another buyer to snatch up your dream home.

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Author Bio:  Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball.

Twitter: @LizzieWeakley
Facebook: facebook.com/lizzie.weakley

Topics: first time home owner, first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog

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