Making sure the home is right for you is a very personal decision. Many folks say they just knew when they had found “the one.” However, it’s best not to rely too much on an emotional response when preparing to make such a large commitment. To start with, ask yourself these questions:
Is the home in the right location?
Make sure the home you choose is located in proximity to the things that are important to you and your family. Consider how close it is to work and schools. What about the school district? Is the home near a busy street or intersection? Estimate how long you’ll likely live in the home and try to anticipate your changing needs.
Will your lifestyle fit the home comfortably?
Creating and sticking to a wish list is a good way to insure your new home will have the majority of the features you require. Are your furnishings appropriately sized for the space? Is the yard the right size for your needs? How about the layout? Since your home is probably your biggest investment, don’t buy it out of frustration. If you don’t find a home that meets all your needs, don’t compromise and buy out of impatience. Keep looking until you find what you want or consider building.