When purchasing a home, it is important to ensure that you will be satisfied with the home you purchase. DO NOT SETTLE! Too many times have Buyers settled on a home and they end up being dissatisfied and unhappy with their purchase. The satisfaction in your home can ultimately depend upon these three factors: (1) Personal characteristics, (2) social influences relating to independence, security, privacy, and neighbors, (3) Physical factors (psychological attributes and physical residence).
Falling back to the settling aspect, how much you compromise on your home selection can also be a big player in your satisfaction. The difference between your preferences and your selection is a great indicator on how satisfied you could end up being with your new home.