Buying a home is a big decision

I am not a realtor but I have bought and sold homes. Along the way I learned what a big decision it is when it comes to investing into a property.

People who help others find and buy a home, they need to be able to put themselves in their shoes and be there because this is a big deal in most people's lives.

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7 answers


by jakob , 4 years ago

I agree. Sometimes agents or just general house flippers don't realize how emotional something like this can be and being open and caring about the people you work with helps them process this big life change.

by marvin_skiles , 4 years ago

Outside of marriage, I would say it is the biggest decision a person can make. Well, I guess having children is up there as well but most people don't plan for that, not like a house or getting married.


by arlie , 4 years ago

I agree that aside from marrying someone, buying a home is the biggest decision you will make. Some people make this decision 3 times in their life but some only make it once or twice. Making it count helps!


by penelope , 4 years ago

Even though I have bought several, every single time it still feels like a huge deal. I think this can be said for anything over a few thousand dollars. Last time my husband and I upgraded our work PC's, we spent nearly $4,000 total and we sat on it for almost a month before deciding to buy.

by noemi_kuhic , 4 years ago

Buying your First Home is a Big Decision. Buying a home is one of the greatest investments you will ever make. The best -- and least stressful -- way to purchase a home is to be well educated throughout the process. ... Remember, you can always work your way up to a larger home over time.

by colby.johnson , 4 years ago

Once you have determined how much home you can afford, you need to check on your credit report and score. Lenders will rely heavily on your credit score when deciding whether or not to lend to you. It will also help decide how much interest you will pay. Your credit score is determined by the information in your credit file. If something is incorrect, your score will be affected.

by toni.kertzmann , 4 years ago

I’ve been thinking about the big decisions in life: How do people choose careers, colleges, spouses and towns. Of those decisions, buying a home ranks with the most difficult.

It is difficult emotionally. Like a lot of the biggest decisions, it is more emotional than coldly rational. People generally don’t select a house; they fall in love with it.