It can be easy to get swept away with the search for the perfect home and fail to recognize it when it’s right in front of you. Many first-time buyers fear they’ll make the wrong choice when shopping for a home for sale in Irvine, CA, which is understandable, especially when you consider buying a home is probably the biggest financial decision you will ever make. During your search, remember you are unlikely to find a home that is perfect with everything on your list. Instead, look for these 6 signs the home is what you’re searching for.
1. You Forgive Defects
When someone makes a negative comment about the house and you feel defensive and possessive of the home, it’s a good sign it’s the right house for you. You may find yourself defending the defects in the home because the rest is enough for you.
2. The Home Fits All Your Needs
It’s great to get as many of your “wants” as possible, but it’s the items on your “need” list that are most important. If the home has the space, number of bedrooms, and location you’re looking for, it’s not so important if it doesn’t have the private parking space or amenities you want.
3. The Home Stands Out
It can be easy for the homes you view to run together, especially after you’ve seen dozens. You may have difficulty remembering which home is which, except when it comes to the one home you remember well. When you find a home you can remember clearly, including the details and how you felt when you saw it, you’ve found the right one.
4. You’re Comparing Other Homes to This One
You have probably stumbled across “the one” when you find yourself comparing it favorably to other homes you have already viewed. If you keep looking, you may find other homes simply can’t compare.
5. You See Yourself in the Home
Sellers go to great lengths to make their homes feel inviting and spacious to encourage buyers to envision themselves in the space. This doesn’t always work out, especially when the home simply isn’t a good fit. When you imagine your belongings in the home as you tour it and you’re picturing new color schemes and decorating ideas, it’s a sign you would feel comfortable living in the space.
6. It’s within Your Budget
While this may go without saying, it’s easy to fall in love with a home you simply can’t afford. It’s a good idea to skip over any homes that are outside of your budget to avoid getting emotionally attached. When you find a home that stands out and fits your needs as well as your budget, it’s probably time to make your move.
Your perfect home could already be waiting for you in Orangetree, West Irvine, or University Park. Irvine real estate agents are here to help you find the ideal property. Call OC Residential today at 714-454-6304.