Stress Reduction Tips when buying a home

Written by Zachery Adam

July 8, 2021

Stress Reduction throughout the Home Buying Process

Stress Reduction throughout the Home Buying Process

We’ve all seen it. The housing market is exploding in Asheville, and that can make it stressful to sell or buy a home right now. As we reach the Summer solstice, the midpoint of the year, we all should take a step back to be more mindful. Stress is a leading cause of significant health problems, so it’s essential to think about how we can ground and center ourselves even in the most stressful times. Here are a few ideas for stress reduction in these uncertain times.

Lean on the Professionals

With a housing market like this one, lean on those with experience to help walk you through the process. Start by talking with an independent Mortgage Lender to learn more about your budget and have all of your financials in place before you make an offer. Find a trusted realtor who can negotiate on your behalf and help walk you through the entire process.

Be Flexible

It’s also helpful if you’re flexible regarding what you’re looking for in a home. Searching in different locations, considering different home layouts, or giving thought to the amount of square footage can all make a difference. If things are too risky for you now, take a minute to decide if it’s better to wait for the market to shift.

Start Early

You may be looking at the news and thinking it’s already too late to buy a home, but that isn’t necessarily the case. If you are looking to buy, start as soon as you are able. Get all of your ducks in a row in terms of your finances and your team. It will be much easier to buy if you are not stressed or rushing through the process.

Don’t Take Things Personally

Not taking things personally can sound easy, but home buying is an emotional situation, so it can be hard to receive a rejection. Just know that if you do miss out on a home, it’s not anything personal. If something doesn’t swing your way, take some time to acknowledge and process your feelings about it. Meditate to help with stress reduction and move forward. 

Set Boundaries

What is most important during a stressful time like this is to set boundaries to help with stress reduction. There may be many people demanding your attention, and it’s okay to let them know you can’t spread yourself so thin during this process. Be willing to say no, practice self-care, and be sure to take time for yourself away from the house search.

As you think about the calm and peace you want to have this season, think of these words from F. Scott Fitzgerald, who spent many of his summers right here in Asheville:

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” -from the Great Gatsby

It’s a seller’s market right now, and things can feel overwhelming. GoPrime Mortgage offers stress reduction tips to help if you want to buy a home.  We want to help you make this process as stress-free as possible. Call GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville today.

Do you want to know about the process to apply for a mortgage?  GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville is here to help. Call us today at 828-348-1907 –Zachery Adam at GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville.

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862 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806

828-348-1907

WestAsheville@GoPrime.com

Zachery Adam

Zachery Adam

Branch Manager, Loan Officer

"What we do is so far more important than lending and buying houses. We are in the business of facilitating dreams and honoring the start of a new home.” 

Daniel Priest

Daniel Priest

Loan Officer

"I enjoy working with clients new to the homebuying process. Remembering what it was like for my family, I will take my knowledge of the mortgage process and make it easier.” 

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Jordynn Webb

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"My eventual goal is to become a loan officer. I love working within the community and being a part of the GoPrime Mortgage team.” 

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