When choosing your first home, the physical attributes like style, number of rooms, and location are important, but they won't make a house feel like home. By looking at several options with similar exterior characteristics, you'll learn that making a final decision is a surprisingly emotional one.
While all the logistics like size, location, and price have to fit your needs, you should also take some time for self-reflection before making this life-changing decision. Ask yourself some sensitive questions: Will I be happy here? Can I picture my family creating treasured memories in five, ten, twenty or even more years? Most importantly, do I feel "at home"? If the answer is yes, you already are.
Once you've assessed both the rational benefits and emotional appeals, you should feel confident in your decision and know you're ready to make a purchase.