WITH YOUR HEART”
can you know if a particular house is the right one for you? Other than pricing
considerations, there are three questions that you must ask yourself.
QUESTION NUMBER ONE: Is it in the location that best suits your
needs? In other words, does this area offer the schools, shopping, transportation
and lifestyle you want? Also, will an investment in this area be profitable for
you when the time comes to sell?
QUESTION NUMBER TWO: Does the house have the features you need? The two
most important items are bedrooms and bathrooms, followed by kitchen, living area,
and floor plan. Although the house must have certain basic items that are essential
to you, it is not unusual for buyers to make some compromises. Some shortcomings
may be overlooked if the location is ideal and if the buyer really likes the house
QUESTION NUMBER THREE: Does the house feel like it is the right
one for you? Does it, or the possibility of what it may become, excite you? Don’t
buy a house that doesn’t appeal to you from an emotional point of view.
You should be able to take pride in your home and look forward to living there.
It will require a large portion of your earnings to make the monthly payments
and pay for needed repairs and maintenance. These financial obligations
become an extra burden if the house does not appeal to you emotionally.
The role of emotions is one of the major factors that distinguish home buying
from making other types of investments. You should not, however, let your emotions
sway your decision making when purchasing other real estate investment properties.
They will have to make sense based on their financial merits. But, when buying
your own home, feelings count.
ADVICE: The easiest way to find out about homes for sale in your
price range is to use the services of a Realtor® who belongs to the multiple
listing service that covers the area you want. After seeing a list of all the
homes available, you can choose which homes you want to visit. You will know when
you have found the right house for you. You will feel it.