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The home-buying decision

Choosing a home can be difficult emotionally but perhaps now more than ever it can also be difficult morally.

The process of house-hunting focuses your attention on the wrong things. It focuses your mind on the features of the house rather than on the features of your life.

I'VE been thinking about the big decisions in life: How do people choose careers, colleges, spouses and towns? Of those decisions, buying a home ranks with the most difficult.

It is difficult emotionally. Like a lot of the biggest decisions, it is more emotional than coldly rational....

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