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Everyone wants to find the perfect house, the one they know will feel like home from the moment they walk in the front door.

Believe it or not you don’t have to look at every home on the market, and hope one of them is ‘it’. There is a better, and faster, way!

One of the most important things for a home buyer to do is find a house that will be home to them. Otherwise they will be unhappy and probably move sooner than later.

‘Psychological’ Blueprint Helps House Hunters
Environmental psychologist Toby Israel, author of a new book, Some Place Like Home: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Place, says people’s childhood homes have a profound effect on what kinds of homes they like best.

Before anyone buys, builds, rents or remodels, Israel believes they should consider what kinds of living spaces satisfy them, she says.

One exercise she recommends for anyone searching for a home is to draw a timeline of all the places they’ve lived for six months or more and circle those that they liked the best, then describe why. She calls the result a “design psychology blueprint” that can help a real estate professional identify what a client really wants.(Source: Star-Tribune, Jim Buchta (03/14/2009))

What do you think, does your favorite childhood home show up in the home you live in now?