Buying a Home? 7 Unsettling Emotions You’ll Feel Before the Deal Is Done

Buying a home may be a financial transaction, but it’s a highly emotional one, too. And while there are highs—like the moments you know you’ve found The One or you get the keys to your new home—you may also go through periods of high anxiety or hopelessness before you close the deal.

Ask any homeowner about their experiences buying a home, and you’ll hear a similar refrain: Purchasing property is utterly nerve-racking. With so many moving pieces, buying a home can feel like a high-stakes juggling act—only you don’t have time to practice.

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Why Neighborhood Matters When You’re Buying a Home

To find the perfect house, Neighborhoodyou have to find the perfect neighborhood — no small feat, especially if you’re moving to a new area and can’t distinguish one enclave from another.

How can you tell if your neighbors are friendly, and why should you care about good schools? Here are 10 things to scout.

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