When you fall in love with a home, you may envision yourself living there forever. First time buyers are particularly vulnerable to this phenomenon. Lives change, however, and believe it or not, take a minute to think about who you were or where you were just 5 to 10 years ago. You may have switched jobs or even professions. Your family may have grown and your neighbourhood may no longer remind you of the place you moved into a decade ago.
This isn’t to say you shouldn’t think about the future when you consider buying your first home. It’s just a suggestion to approach the process knowing that it can be your starter home and it’s one step closer to buying your forever home.