Landlord Blog

Education and news for smart DIY landlords!

What's the Most Stressful Part About Buying a House?

Owning a house that can be called “home” is every adult's dream. But the process of achieving that dream can be stressful for some.

Feeling stressed about buying a house is unavoidable considering that there are so many steps that you need to take. Ensuring a positive home buying experience entails knowing which factors may contribute to your worries. Here’s what you need to know. 

1. Not finding the right property

Obviously, we want to find a house that we personally like. However, it's not as easy as you may think. Looking for a house may take much of your time because there are different things that you need to consider. Here are the principal factors that can hinder you from finding your dream house.


One of the hardest parts of buying the right property is buying it at the right price. It depends on your budget and how much you are willing to loan.

Aside from the reservation fee and the mortgage, you must also pay the equity and others. You also worry if you have enough saved to cover unexpected costs. 

Size and Location

Looking for a property near your workplace or where your family can fit in can be surprisingly difficult, especially with a limited budget. This may cause you to search for months, or you might have multiple bidding wars to get your new home. In any case, this takes patience and extensive research.

2. Completing paperwork

One of the top causes of stress for homebuyers is too much paperwork. First, you will need to show your proof of income or employment, tax documents, bank statements, and the list goes on and on. And then, you will process other agreements like the sale and purchase agreement, the building plan, and deeds of sale.

Aside from that, you'll have to deal with many phone calls and emails as you communicate with the seller or your real estate agent.

3. Waiting for loan approval

If you're planning on taking a loan or mortgage to secure funds for purchasing a house, note that it may take weeks or months to get approved. You will also submit additional paperwork to process your loan application. As a result, anxiety may build up, especially if you're just getting by. You may have already started paying the reservation fee, but as long as you have good credit or pay on time, you have a higher chance of getting approved.

4. Waiting on the moving-in date

It's exciting to think about the time when you finally move to your new house. But some people have to wait, especially when their house has not yet been built. Waiting on the moving-in date will really test your patience, but don't give in to stress because this time will eventually come.

5. Understanding jargon about buying a home

Amortization, appraisal, mortgage, equity, and title. The list goes on. The terms used in home buying can be very confusing for most people, so it’s important to research them to avoid being scammed. 


All these can make you feel exhausted, but don't get discouraged. Be prepared by taking all these into consideration. Remember that this is for you and your family's future. Buying a house is an investment, and it's definitely worth your while. 

Read more articles below!