Your home is likely the biggest investment you’ll make in your life, which can also make it your biggest risk. While this may seem a bit scary, buying your first home should be an exciting time — in a bust-out-the-champagne sort of way, not a bust-out-the-Xanax kind of way.
If you’re in the market for your first house but feel overwhelmed, these nine quotes will give you the confidence you need to get back out there and find “the one.”
“If I were asked toIf I had to name the greatest benefit of the house, it would be: The house shelters daydreaming, protects the dreamer, and the house allows one to dream in peace.” — Gaston Bachelard
This quote is really profound. to the term “dream house”!
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” — Maya Angelou
While it’s important to consider the property value and resale value when looking for your first house, don’t discount the true value of the meaning of the word “home.”
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Get rid of the bowlines. You can sail away from safe harbor. Take advantage of the trade winds to your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
If you find the right home and don’t go for it, you’ll regret it. It’s scary thinking about a 30-year mortgage (or a 30-year anything!), but sometimes you’ve got to leave your comfort zone behind.
“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs
It can be demoralizing. toLook at every place you see and you will feel like nothing. But don’t get discouraged. When you find it, you’ll know, and all of the house hunting will have been totally worth it.
“There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one.” —Frances Clark
There’s nothing quite as stressful as a bidding war over what you think is the house of your dreams. Just remember that if it doesn’t happen for you, it wasn’t meant tobe. You’ll find another “star” that’s shining just for you.
“Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” — Hazrat Inayat Khan
Sure, it’s nice toA perfectly designed, move-in-ready home is available for a reasonable price. But don’t discount a place just because the carpet is worn or the faucets and fixtures are outdated. These are simple fixes. toMention bargaining chips. Your imagination is the limit!
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” — The Dalai Lama
It’s not the end of the world if a deal falls through on what you thought was the “perfect” home. Once you’re settled into your new place, you won’t remember anything else about those other places. You’ll be too busy falling in love with your actual home.
“You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.” — Marissa Mayer
Finding a home that fits your budget can be frustrating. You might not be able to afford a home for your first home. to afford toYou won’t get everything you want all at once. If having the master bedroom on the main floor is a priority, make sure that happens right away — that’s something you can’t change later. But an outdated kitchen can be renovated a few years down the road after you’ve had the chance toYou can save money.
“Screw it, let’s do it!” — Richard Branson
It is best to leave it toThe daring venture capitalist to get straight toThe point. Be it your first home, or in Branson’s case, going into space, sometimes you just have toIt’s possible!