Making the decision to buy your first home, usually, arises quite informally, during dinner or during a walk in the most innocuous way possible.

From that initial comment until completing the process of buying a house can take three months or three years. Everything depends on your situation (financial and credit) and the position in the real estate market in general.

Potential buyers must evaluate all options, access all the factors and do everything necessary to make an intelligent decision.

Of course, sometimes the great debate about buying or renting is imposed, such as job opportunities that arise or fall back, the arrival of a baby or our elderly father who must move. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of triggers.

These triggers are important. Understanding the emotions that underlie the desire to buy a home will help you make smarter and more rewarding buying decisions.


The emotional part of the decision comes into play when you ask yourself why you want to move.

Buying a home is a lifestyle decision that requires you to think about how you like to spend your time and what makes you happy, as well as the short and long term economic convenience.

The type of community and location where you want to live has a tremendous influence on your future activities and lifestyle, such as:

  • a rural area with no close neighbors,
  • a high-rise building in the city,
  • a house in a planned community with recreational spaces,
  • a Small house,
  • a simple cabin in the woods.

The more you understand the priorities you want for your home, the easier it will be to make real estate decisions and rest assured that you will not regret it.

Considerations to consider before buying the house of your dreams

Taking into account the "indispensable" things and what "you would like to have", you can gradually adjust your decision to the type of house, the location and the price.

Undoubtedly, it will be reflected in millions of buyers who have considered the same decision to discover that the house of their dreams did not exactly match what they could afford.

Nor is there any problem with this. If we all found the house of our dreams on the first try, it would be too easy. Unless you are extremely patient and save for years or are lucky enough to earn extra money, you will have to work like all of us.

The speed with which you reach your goal could depend (and is very likely to depend) to a large extent on your previous purchase decisions, especially the first one.

For the most intrepid buyers, the purchase of your first home implies the most limited financial conditions. Promising careers, growing families and the uncertainty of the future are issues that often play a critical role in the success or failure of the first purchase.

Honestly, you could do everything right and still not make the best decision for you and your family. There is a tendency to feel more uncertainty when we plan to buy our first home.

Author's Bio: 

Alan Blake is Marketing Associate at Zoom Property. Zoom property aims to provide a huge range of commercial and residential properties for rent in UAE. If you are searching for a new home, an investment, a holiday house, or a luxurious villa in Dubai you will find everything on our property portal.