Six ways to know if you have found the one

House hunting is a little bit like the modern approach to dating. You come across several pretty good matches, the photos look good online so you swipe right and arrange a viewing. Some don’t quite match up to expectations, others seem pretty alright, but how to know you have found THE one you want to buy?

  • 12 November, 2020
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House hunting is a little bit like the modern approach to dating. You come across several pretty good matches, the photos look good online so you swipe right and arrange a viewing. Some don’t quite match up to expectations, others seem pretty alright, but how to know you have found THE one you want to buy?

Even if it feels right, doubt and a considerable amount of fear to take the plunge can be part of the equation. Buying a home is a big commitment, which is why it is entirely normal to feel a bit shaky when the time comes to make an offer.

But like they say: ‘when you know, you know’, and you might very well be 100% ready to make that move. However, if you want to double-check that your intuition is right before sealing the deal, look for these 6 signs that will confirm you are about to make the right move.

 #1 It just feels right

It all starts with a feeling. Right away, the place you are visiting feels like home. Sometimes this happens even before entering the property. In most cases, trusting your intuition is the right thing to do. When you know that it is right for you, that it is meant to be, you always feel it in your heart. 

#2 The property ticks all the boxes, plus a few you didn’t know you had.

Before you started house hunting, you should have prepared a list of all your must-haves, as well as your deal breakers. Does the property tick all the boxes?

You can't deny the facts, so if the house or apartment you have a crush on matches all your criteria, then it could very well be the one. But don't forget to check that you can't identify any deal breakers lurking in the background either. 

#3 It feels like the stars are aligning

Everything seems to be right: the timing, the location, the price the seller is asking. Moreover, your finances are in order, the bank has approved the loan you applied for, and you feel 100% ready to take the leap. When the stars align, it is always a good sign. 

#4 You project yourself in this home

As soon as the inspection of the house or apartment began, you started projecting yourself. You imagine how you will arrange the furniture in the living room or what colour you will paint the walls in your new bedroom.

You remember that couch you had spotted that would perfectly fit the space and get excited about the fact you will have enough space in the kitchen to really cook.

You might also think about where you will set up your home office or how to start growing your own veggies in the garden. Again, another sign that you might have found your new home. 

#5 It is all you can think and talk about

You can't stop thinking and talking about it. You have slept on it (maybe a few times), and the excitation doesn't fade. On the contrary, all you want is to go back.

You share your excitement and tell everyone about it. You might even get upset and defensive if someone you share the photos and description with makes a criticism. This is another clear sign that you found the one.

Remember we all have different tastes and expectations, the world would be a boring place if we didn’t, do listen to other people’s advice but don’t let it sway you too much.  

#6 You don't feel like visiting more homes

No matter the number of potential homes you have inspected so far, you don't feel like house-hunting anymore after viewing a particular property. Other houses or apartments you were looking forward to visiting have all lost their attractiveness, and you don't feel curious about them anymore.

The excitement is gone, and you feel like you have no more energy to run from one inspection to another. Because you know you found the one.

So are all the signs there? Then you might just know that you found the one home right for you to buy. Leap in and go for it and don’t look back.

LJ Hooker NZ

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