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Wall Street Journal: The Psychology of Buying and Selling a House

 
Posted on June 24, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

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By Matthew Kassel

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WSJ home buyingIt’s a fact of life: Homes come with far more emotional weight than any other investment we make.

A home is a refuge from the world, a place to raise a family and, for some people, an investment they hope will bring them a good chunk of money down the road. We fall in love with houses in a way that we never fall in love with a portfolio of stocks and bonds.

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All too often, though, we don’t realize that how we feel about homes blinds us when it comes time to buy or sell. We let our emotions blind us to cold facts about the market or the realities of ownership. Or we prioritize one set of emotional needs over others that are just are strong but may not be evident at first. And ignoring them can lead us to make ... read the entire article at the Wall Street Journal website

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