Emotions of Buying a Home and How to Work Through Them

Though February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises. Read on for homeowner seasonal tips to consider and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you!

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Acknowledging and Working Through Emotions when Buying a Home


Buying a home for most takes months or even years of planning to be ready to embark on this monumental endeavor. In a fast-moving market where buyers have little time to decide which home is right for them, it’s important to recognize upfront the emotions that may hinder one's ability to reach their goal.

Frustration, nervousness, disappointment, fear and stress are common. Am I buying at the top of the market? Will I face multiple offers from buyers who have more money or can offer better terms? If I don’t get this offer accepted, will I ever find another home? Which desired features do I need to sacrifice to find a home within my budget or preferred neighborhood?

With current market conditions, these questions are not only common, but they are also real. Buying a home becomes a process of elimination versus a process of choice. We’ve helped hundreds of buyers navigate these concerns and more, by focusing on each client’s “Why.” By continuously circling back to what was the driving factor behind the decision to buy a home, we help our clients remain focused on the big picture to either successfully purchase a home, or to help them create a plan to reach the goal in the future.

Acknowledging these emotions when they arise and devising strategies to overcome them to reach the primary objective takes skill. We take a solutions-oriented approach to running our real estate business with the primary objective of helping each client come to a decision that is right for them.


Coming Soon in University Heights


2 Bed | 1 Bath | 800SF

$899,000


Be the first to know about our Private Exclusive listing that will be hitting the market mid month. Located in one of San Diego's most coveted, historic, metro-area neighborhoods, this 1920s Craftsman is expected to receive a lot of attention. Call me at 619.890.2877 to learn more.



 

Recent Sales Activity


Congratulations to our clients whose offer was accepted on this beautiful home in Normal Heights. We are looking forward to the day later this month when the keys are officially yours!

4432 38th Street

Normal Heights

3 Bed | 2 Bath Representing Buyer

 

Local Events

Museum Month Throughout February, you can experience the region’s rich cultural offerings during the annual San Diego Museum Month. Discover the story of San Diego through diverse museums, historic sites, gardens, zoos/aquariums, and more with virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours and other special museum moments that can only be found in the nation’s eighth largest city.


February 11th - 14th

Celebrate the most romantic weekend of the year at The Gondola Company. Take a St. Valentino Cruise which includes a relaxing and romantic cruise through the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays. This cruise includes a complimentary chocolate truffle plate and souvenir wine glasses. Select wines are available for purchase or guests are invited to bring their own beverage. Each cruise is 50 minutes.


Cardiff Kook Run

February 13th

Kick off your Super Bowl Sunday with a 5k, 10k, or kids run as you race down the Coast Highway 101 taking in epic views of the Pacific Ocean and a world famous surf break. A fun event for the whole family! Sign up details can be found here.


Mardi Gras!

February 25th - 26th & March 1st

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at San Diego's Mardi Gras Club Celebration in your most festive attire! This is a 21+ event. The 3-Day festivities are presented by the San Diego Tourism Authority, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and the most notable nightclubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars along the famous Fifth Avenue. Ticket details here.

 

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

The Best Places to Make Real Estate Investments in 2022

Not all areas of the U.S. are headed in the same direction when it comes to home buying. While home prices are cooling down in New York and Hawaii, they’re heating up in Maine and Massachusetts. If you’re considering making a real estate investment this year, we can help you even if it is outside of San Diego. Contact us to learn more.

Read more on Fortune to learn about which markets are expected to increase in 2022.



Top Home Design Trends of 2022

Many of the top home design trends of 2022 are iterations of concepts we’ve seen in recent years, but it’s not due to a lack of creativity. From

nature-inspired interiors to vintage furnishings and tactile finishes, here are the design trends that industry experts predict will dominate this year.

Courtesy of Dwell



Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Valentine's Day Candy It’s time to get sweet on Valentine’s candy. If your significant other got you a box of chocolate-covered strawberries or you bought the notorious conversation hearts, here’s the Valentine’s Day wine pairing to match.

Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens



The Best Places to Travel in February


February may be the shortest month, but that doesn't mean it has any shortage of great travel opportunities. Aside from all the romantic Valentine’s Day weekend getaways, it’s also a great time to embrace winter sports, check out new hotel openings, and have a warm-weather escape. Whatever type of trip you choose, there's no better mood-booster than a vacation in the middle of winter.

Courtesy of Condé Nast Traveler


Noel Wheeler

REALTOR

619-890-2877

DRE#01373389

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