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Hey Park City - Things to Remember Before Falling in Love with a House

Love is in the air this time of year, and plenty of people are looking for a new sweetheart to call their own. Well-built, sturdy, strong financial sense, good-looking... and maybe a nice walk-in closet in the master bedroom. You know how it goes. When you're looking for love, it's got to be just right.

We've put together 10 tips to help determine whether your new home-buying crush is truly fit to be your one and only.

Remember These 10 Things Before Falling in Love with a House

Happy home-buyers balance their budgetary needs with their must-have features and aesthetic appeal. It's about falling in love with the total package, not just the home that looks nicest from the curb.

1.       Plan Ahead – Make a list of the your most important home attributes before you start shopping, and update it as needed. Your list may change as you begin to visit homes, but it helps to remember your initial goals and desires.

2.       Open Doors – Developing a “real estate crush” is actually quite common, buy it pays to keep an open mind. Don't close off other opportunities until you've made a final decision, so that you'll have desirable fallback options.

3.       Take Your Time – Don't let a lack of time to decide force you into a decision in the early part of your search. You may decide to move quickly once you're sure about a house, but you don't need to rush the process of narrowing down your list.

4.       See It Live – Online home listings are a great way to form a first impression, but the only way to know for sure is to see it in person, Make time to visit a diverse selection of homes that really catch your eye.

5.       Scout Schools...