We’re in the process of looking for a new house. It’s been a few years since I have done this but things haven’t changed much; we scour the online search engines, find possible houses and send those to our agent. The process isn’t much different than searching for a used car but the value of what we seek is certainly more. Not just in financial terms, but in quality of life terms. Each house we see has to be evaluated, measured, imagined as our home. Could we be happy here? Could this kitchen make cooking a pleasure or a chore? Is this family room warm and cozy or dark and isolated? Can I picture my family here?
The process is daunting but the reward is worth it. We hope that we’ll find a place that is as close to perfect for us as we can hope to find (in our price range anyway). I hope I’ll walk in the door and I’ll just know. I want to walk in and think “I’ve come home”.