Mayfair International - VIP Realty Group's London Office

The Sorting Hat
Nick Churton of VIP Realty Group's London office thinks that it is often
not so much a case of us choosing a home, but of a home choosing us.
Many of us know about the Sorting Hat at J K Rowling’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and
Wizardry. When a new student puts on the hat it tells him or her to which of the four houses –
Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin – they are most suited.
Well a home is just like the Sorting Hat. It’s as if it instinctively knows whether it’s right for you - and you for it. All you have to do is listen carefully to the conversation the property is having with your inner self. This is important, as you don’t want to be put in the wrong house. You want to be somewhere which fits your personality, as well as your pocket and your spatial needs. Of course every now and then even Sorting Hats can become a bit confused by the choice as there are many things to be confused about, especially in real estate. Often it’s not just about finding the right home for you. What about the market? Then there’s the economy, schools, transport, mortgages and even the neighbours. And what about prices – are they going up or down? When is the right time to buy? But the right home can magically make many of these concerns seem less important. That is because, apart from our families and ourselves, our homes are one of the most important things in our lives. Our homes protect and nurture us. They keep us warm – or cool. They keep us
secure. They inspire us. Why do we become homesick when we are away for too long? When
we are away we like to create a home-from-home and long for somewhere that is homely. We
have home thoughts and like home cooking. We certainly like home comforts. When we look
for somewhere to live we home in on a place that we can call home-sweet-home, for our home
is our castle. Yes what’s happening in the real estate market is important. But more so is belonging to the
right house. So why not go and try on a home soon and let it tell you if you should move or not.

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