Overcoming house-hunt envy

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Q: I am a single woman buying my first home. My best friend bought a house about eight months ago, in the same area and for the same price that I'm looking in. We're even using the same agent. Anyhow, my problem might seem a little childish, but I can't get over the fact that I like her house better than anything I'm seeing now. It's hard to find anything that even comes close to hers in the same price range now. I can't stop comparing every house I see to hers, and they all come up short. How am I going to get over this? A: Your question might as well have answered itself: Get over yourself! It's really critical that you manage this issue, and manage it quickly. Why? Because it's only going to get worse, not better. Mindset Management You must know, logically, that your path and your friend's are simply different. While there are many parallels between your homebuying processes -- same area, same price, same agent -- you've omitted to mention that you are different people, ...