Too many houses, but only one fits

How do I decide which home to buy?

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Finding a home to buy is rarely easy. Some buyers look for months, even years, before finding the right house. When you do find the right house, a mixed bag of emotions can cloud your good judgment. You'll probably wonder if you're making the right decision. Recently, one buyer who'd been looking for months decided that she was ready to buy. She was intent on making one of several new listings work for her and her family. When she previewed a new listing in her favorite neighborhood, she was sure she'd found the home she was going to buy. The listing showed beautifully. It had been nicely renovated. It has the right number of bedrooms and baths. There was a family room and a lovely yard. Then she visited another new listing that she also liked. In fact, she liked the living space better. While this house didn't have a remodeled kitchen and nice family room like the other house, it was bigger. The yard wasn't as nice as the one at the first house and the school district wasn't as goo...