When people search for a new home, they can be easily blinded by emotions. In a way, it’s akin to the rush of exciting feelings, hopes, and dreams that come into play at the start of a beautiful relationship. You feel excited about meeting someone you have always dreamed of, happy that he or she feels the same way, and relieved that you don’t have to look any further. However, even the loveliest of relationships eventually come with their own set of challenges and can eventually show disconcerting cracks that seem to reach right down to the foundation.

Just as the true character of relationships is seldom revealed from the start, that dream house might not be everything you had expected. It can also be easy to overlook faults that will eventually cause problems if you get blinded by some of the things you love. For example, sometimes, people love the neighborhood where a house is located so much that they forget to check the basement for signs of flooding. They may overlook damage to the roof because the school district is fantastic. A variety of potentially serious issues can go unnoticed if you are already convinced that the neighborhood will make it a happy home. Where a house is located is certainly a major deciding factor but don’t let it be the only factor that comes into play when searching for that “happy home”.

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Published on July 18, 2012