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The one question you must ask yourself before buying a home

Before you begin shopping for a home you may read a lot of articles online, watch videos and even read books on “how to buy a home.” Information is plentiful and easily accessible. There is way more information now than when I bought my first home. So, you may have checklists prepared that you think will keep you safe from the many pitfalls out there, but there is one thing you need to do first and foremost when you walk into a house. Ask yourself if you like it!

Forget your checklist, forget the furnace age, the wiring, the roof. I am assuming that before you even entered the house you knew whether or not the area was what you were looking for, so all you have to worry about right now is whether or not you like the house!

Does it serve your lifestyle, is it appropriate for you, is the space big enough, the flow decent and normal. Until you answer all of those questions with a resounding YES, don’t worry about the other stuff.  I mean, if you hate the house, does it matter how old the furnace is? If I told you it had a brand new high efficiency furnace would it make you buy the house? Or a new roof, updated wiring?? No, you wouldn’t  so leave that stuff, albeit important things to know,  for later, once you’ve decided that this could be the one.




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Toronto Real Estate Board - IDX Last Updated: 3/24/2019 8:40:16 AM