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Buying A Home and your Needs and Desires

Updated on April 4, 2015
Home & Gardens
Home & Gardens

What do you want in Buying A Home?

by George Bogosian

Understanding the Home Buying Process

` The number one American dream, that shows the independence of the American spirit, is still home ownership. Home is where is the heart is. Our shelter, whether caves, teepees, cabins or castles offers many choices. The need has always been the same, protection from the elements and shelter for our loved ones. We are fortunate to live in a country that offers the opportunity of home ownership to so many of us. During this reading we are going to provide you with information that will make your journey into home purchasing easier to accomplish. We will remove some of the mystery of home buying.

Buying a home is a highly emotional experience and one of the most important financial decisions you will make in your life. I hope that is not too prosaic but it needs to be said. The goal is to make this journey easier for you. The six categories we will be covering will give you a better understanding about what it takes to go out and purchase a home. It can be a confusing maze and we will give you the information you need to make this a positive experience. We can't wash away all you apprehensions and fears about home buying but we can give you a road map that will make the journey easier. We will cover the main elements of home purchasing and how to deal with various elements in each of the six categories. The six topics we will discuss are, Decisions, Finances, Realtors, Inspections, Offers & Contracts and Closing. Here’s the first installment of topics.


You can save yourself a lot of struggle by answering some questions and by making some decisions before your begin your house buying process. Getting these answers will ease many of the uncertainties and tensions, and build your confidence. The emotional component to house buying should not be overlooked and knowing how to deal with your emotions will simplify the buying process. Don't underestimate this element and how it effects you during your house-buying journey. How you feel about owning a home and what you expect it to provide is important.

This is where dreams are made.

Understanding your dreams, personal or collective is an important factor in having this dream come true. Do not underestimate the value of your emotions and getting them understood in the beginning. It will save you a lot of time and stress and will make the buying experience much easier.

We can't read each other minds so talking out your dreams, fantasies and needs about owning a home is important. Sometimes we take for granted our mates needs and expect we know their wants and desires. Talking it out with someone will make clear your and their, wishes and desires, and wash away many of your own doubts.

Let’s begin by making a list by yourself and then compare it with your partners list, if you have one. You want the first list to be without the compromises and pressures you might have by doing it with someone else or any financial restraints.

This is a time to truly get your wishes and wants down on paper.

You should also make a list of the things you don't want in a house. These lists will help you to include all the spaces you need and want, and the don't list reminds you to be on the lookout for things you don't want or need in a house. Think about all the needs and dreams you have about owning a house. Spend some time with this exercise, it will be valuable. (Decisions continues in next article)

Porches, sun-rooms, decks, what will it be?

We all love porches!
We all love porches!


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      George Bogosian 7 years ago from New England


      Yea, sometimes the obvious gets lost in the emotion of purchasing a home. Often we need to get back to basic to lend a helping hand.


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      marcustummel 7 years ago

      Love the idea of making a list! I'll have to encourage that to potential buyers so they get the most out of their money!