Homebuyers: How do you know you've found the "THE ONE"? - Washington First Mortgage Loan Corporation

How do you know when you've found the right home?

You're instantly drawn to it.

You can often feel the vibe within the first ten seconds of walking into a home. Is it comfortable and inviting? Does it make you feel at peace? If you answer yes, the home is probably perfect for you. 

Fits your budget.

One of the most important factors to remember is to buy what you can afford. You'll know you've found the right home when it fits easily within your budget.

You love the location.

Remember – you're not just buying the house, but you're also buying the neighborhood. If you visit the home and find a lot to love about the location, that's a great sign.

It reminds you of other homes you've loved.

Finding a house that reminds you of another beloved home can push you into full infatuation.

You can see yourself living there.

Mentally arranging your furniture means you already feel at home. If you just can't imagine how you'd lay out essential rooms like the living room or the master bedroom, it might be a sign keep looking.

It checks off most or all of your "needs" list.

It is common for buyers to create a list of "needs" and "wants." If a home meets all your "needs," it could be the right one for you.

You can't wait to show it off.

You know the home is perfect for you when you feel excited and can't wait to post pictures on social media and invite friends and family for the housewarming party. 

You want to stop looking at other homes.

If this house raised the bar and you are not interested in house hunting anymore because nothing can compare to this house, then it might be your home.


* Specific loan program availability and requirements may vary. Please get in touch with your mortgage advisor for more information.

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