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How to know that you’ve found your ideal house

Searching for your dream home comes with a great deal of excitement. But when you begin to realize just how many options there are out there, things just might get too overwhelming for comfort.

Look for these seven key qualities to stay on the right track toward your real estate buying target:

The price is right

First things first, check the price tag. It’s always easy to fall in love with a home that may be aspirational, but unreasonable and unrealistic in terms of what you can afford.

The “right” house for you should be one that checks every box on your list of needs and wants – without going way over your budget.

It’s exactly where you need it

The right location will also be a telling indicator of whether a home is the perfect match for your requirements and interests.

For example, a condo located near an urban center will satisfy anyone who loves staying in the thick of community events and favorite neighborhood hot spots. For a family household, however, a single-family house further out in a quieter and more peaceful location would be more fitting.

The house’s features and amenities perfectly match for your lifestyle

Think about how your home will enable you to enjoy your regular hobbies and frequent recreational activities, too. Having dedicated spaces or convenient access to these will enhance the quality of life you’ll have when you move in.

It has room for all your essential needs

Buyers always look the number of rooms when choosing a home. For one, this is a clear indicator of how well a house can accommodate the size of your family or household. Simply put, it addresses your basic need for shelter.

It also helps to have a clear idea of how much additional space you can use for storage, recreation, or future expansion. If you are moving in with a growing family, for example, this flexibility will come in handy when your kids get older and start to demand their own rooms.

You can already imagine how you will personalize the living spaces

You know that you really want to make a home your own when you start imagining your ideal furniture, favorite home décor, and personal stylings even while you’re just viewing the property.

You’ve spent enough time exploring your options

You can feel confident that you’ve found the right house – or fast approaching it – when you know you’ve put in enough effort in your home search. When you’ve seen enough options, the best fits for your needs will stand out above the rest. Not just that, the perfect one will make everything else pale in comparison.

It just feels right

Research and due diligence – and a little help from your agent – will enable you to narrow down your list based on specs, features, and components. But when you get stuck choosing among multiple “top” choices, your gut feel will point you toward the “right” choice. When a home simply feels right, it will leave you no room for second thoughts.

On the hunt for your perfect home in Alaska? Let me show you where to start, based on your needs and preferences. Call 907.746.4663 or email office(at)myfavoriterealtyak(dotted)com and let’s start your home search on the right foot.