BY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB Updated November 25, 2020
It's normal to be cautious when you're shopping for a home. After all, a house is a huge investment, and you'll want to be sure that you're making the best decision possible. How you'll know that you’ve found the right property can vary by person. Some people have gut instincts. Others may need more convincing. Some indicators can tell you if you've found the right property for you.
It can be as simple as a strong tug because the place reminds you of another in your past where you felt happy, and you'll realize that right off the cuff. But the tell—or tells—could be a bit more subtle.
It's important to act fast once you’ve found that perfect property. It might still be tempting to “sleep on it,” but that could be a big mistake.
Shuffle your feet, lose your seat, as the saying goes. It's almost a given that you're not the only homebuyer looking for a house with your specific criteria. Someone else could buy that home right from under you while you're in bed counting sheep.
Housing markets are often highly competitive, so time can be of the essence when you find a property you like.
Most of the time, you can trust your instincts. You should probably submit an offer if you like a property and it's in your price range. Talk to your agent, your spouse, or a trusted loved one and get guidance if you're not sure, but acting quick is critical.
Maybe you don't want to sleep on it. Maybe you want to call the moving company now. Do be realistic in your fervor to have the house.
Don't be tempted to slide outside your budget and what housing expenses it can reasonably accommodate. Check out the schools if you have children, and consider how long it's going to take you to commute to work. Will that grow old if the house is some distance from your place of employment?
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