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We have stayed in a lot of okay houses and some nowhere near okay housing. However, I've decided this is the year it's all going to change. We are going to buy a house, and it's going to be a great house. I don't want to have to keep moving, and I'm sick of waiting for landlords to finally get around to the repairs I need them to make. We are working with real estate agents to find something in a great neighbourhood so we can get used to the area and finally put down some roots. Join us on our house hunting adventure!

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House hunting can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life and it's not just because Australia's median property prices are hovering at a whopping $658,608. With such a large dent in your wallet, you'll obviously want to find something that you love. When looking at properties for sale, this guide equips you with some thought-provoking instincts to tell when you have found your forever home.

You Intuitively Feel 'At Home' In The House

When inspecting properties for sale, you'll tend to feel slightly disappointed or uneasy in houses more often than not. But if there's this property that instantly delivers warmth and comfort for you, then you may instinctively feel 'at home' here. This is perhaps one of the most telltale signs indicating that you may have found your forever home. And it's compounded when your partner feels the same tingling feeling as you in the home. When this instinctive feeling occurs, don't blindly make an offer. Instead, make sure you do a thorough assessment of the home to ensure that everything is in order. You may need to undertake building and pest inspections, but this is well worth it when you're looking for your forever home. If everything is in order, make an offer to ensure that you secure the home.

You're Confident The Home Meets Your Current And Future Needs

So what if it's just you and your partner now? You're probably planning to start a family soon, which means that your forever home needs to accommodate you currently and your future family. If you have already assessed your current and future needs, then you probably have a good idea of what you're looking for in terms of space, number of bedrooms and outdoor areas. The dynamics of every home you inspect may not tick your bucket list. But if you're confident that a particular home meets or is close to your current and future needs, then you may have just found your forever home.

You Stop Feeling The Need To Look Elsewhere

You've probably already looked at hundreds and thousands of homes –– none of which have appealed to you yet. When there's so much money at stake, you obviously want something that resonates with your desire. But if you find this one particular home that stays with you in a manner where you stop feeling the need to look elsewhere, then you may have just found what you've been looking for all this time. If every other home you've visited seems insignificant in comparison to this particular home, then your forever home is just an offer away.

When looking at properties for sale, these thought-provoking instincts will tell you when you have found your forever home. Contact real estate companies, like Carter Real Estate, for more information or assistance.