Jeff’s Carlsbad Blog for First Time Home Buyers


Are You Avoiding Making a Buying Decision? Or Afraid?

Posted in House Hunting,Psychological Stuff,What do I Buy? by Jeff Dowler on January 21, 2007

Buying a house is a huge commitment – financially and emotionally. Likely the biggest decision you will ever make (now if THAT’S not enough pressure…)

It’s often hard for even experienced buyers, but for those of you making this decision for the first time, it can be paralyzing. It is normal to be nervous. I worked with some experienced buyers this weekend who, for one reason or another, didn’t move quickly enough on their dream home last summer and lost it (I was not their agent). Ironically, the house came back on the market a few days due to family circumstances so they have a second chance. But that typically doesn’t happen.

Are you fearful of making the commitment to purchase? Examine the reasons WHY you decided to buy(taxes, equity, build your credit, have a place you can truly call your own, etc.) in the first place. You KNOW why owning a home is important to you.

Are you scared you will make the wrong decision? If you have done your homework, made your list of things that are important (and perhaps necessary), have visited houses and neighborhoods you like and feel comfortable with, gotten pre-approved, made your budget, and are working with a knowledgeable agent, you will be fine. The home that meets your needs and your budget is probably the right home for you. It likely won’t be perfect, but that should not keeop you from making the decision. DON’T miss out because you are anxious about deciding what to do. That means this is important to you, not some frivolous decision.

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