Are you impulse buying a home?
We have all experienced this at some point in our lives. We find ourselves walking through a store or in front of a store and something catches our attention. Whether it’s a dollar piece of candy or an $800 smartphone most of us know what this feels like. Impulse buys are nothing new, but when it comes to buying a home we should stray away from being impulsive. Perhaps this means walking through several model houses, or other listed homes. A study done in 2013 predicts that the average home buyer will stay in their home 13 years! That’s a big commitment for an impulse buy.
The impulse in buying a home comes more from which house to buy rather than the decision to buy a home. I love model houses, I think they’re fun to walk through and they always get my mind racing. I begin to think of where I could put my couch, how fun it would be to entertain guests in a certain space, how much I love that bathtub, etc. It is easy to forget that there are many, many options out there.
I love how many home builders there are out there because it means there are many different styles to choose from. One problem that arises is that until now, you had to navigate through several builder’s websites just to see a few models. Each builder (understandably) wants you to purchase a home from them, which means their sales reps are going to do their very best to persuade you to buy from them. Model home locator shows you many different models in an area so you can make a more educated decision.
Resist the impulse, check out some model houses
Buying a home is a big commitment. The first thing to take into consideration is what do you need and what do you want? First you need to decide what those things are and then look around the area you want to purchase a home in and don’t stop at the first beautiful home. Check out some models, look at used homes, talk to a builder that does custom work. Most people today don’t even buy a water bottle without researching which one is the best. Put in some time looking at what your options are before making a concrete decision.