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  • Writer's pictureKimone Vassell

3 Reasons Buying a Home can Affect Your Mental Health

The three reasons are big factors regarding why buying a home is mentally and emotionally taxing:

  • The need for security. Your house isn't merely a roof over your head; it protects you and keeps your family safe. The very act of looking for a new place to call home challenges our basic human sense of security.

  • The tolerance for uncertainty. None of us can see into the future, and different people vary in their ability to tolerate uncertainty, which can contribute to excessive worrying.

  • The resistance to change. Most of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are habitual, and most of us thrive on the familiar and predictable. Moving may be positive and exciting, but change is another inevitable source of stress.

As real estate agents, we've seen firsthand how the home buying process can take a toll on the emotional and mental health of both buyers and sellers. During any life transition, it's essential to identify what is your biggest source of discomfort. Once you've identified the source, you'll be able to manage your anxiety.

You're not alone. There are so many others who have been where you currently are in the home-buying process. Keep pushing!

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